Guzelya Marisova is a martial artist and Digital Economy enthusiast. She began her martial arts career in Kazakhstan at the age of 11, and became a National champion in the Junior and Senior divisions of the Jhoon Rhee Taekwondo and Global Taekwon-Do Federation. She received two World Championship titles at the WASCO World All Style Combat Organization in Italy, Cagliari while representing France in 2014.
Outside of sports, Guzelya been actively engaged in human rights and impact driven projects through World Uyghur Congress, UNPO in Europe, and as a UNESCO Chairs Ambassador at University of Connecticut.
She holds a Masters degree in International Business Management from Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis. For the past 2 years she’s been based in the ASEAN region as a part of industry curation initiatives for startup ecosystems in Malaysia and Indonesia. Through this she found passion in Islamic Digital Economy as a perfect bridge between impact and ethics driven business models.
Guzelya’s ultimate goal is to combine her two passions in one by creating an empowerment-focused Martial Arts Organization. So, stay tuned!