I am a social entrepreneur, adviser and coach, host and author, who collaborates with organisations worldwide, providing support in multiple areas such as digital transformation, technology and innovation, global business services and site selection, foreign direct investment, nation branding, sustainability, media, and cross-cultural communications.
In 2013, after ten years of working with Central and Eastern Europe in different roles, I established Emerging Europe, a social enterprise and growth hub with a clear mission: to contribute to the social, economic, and democratic development of the 23 countries in the region.
I am a leader of Tech Emerging Europe Advocates, a community of tech enthusiasts managed by Emerging Europe, part of the Global Tech Advocates network, which has over 40,000 members worldwide. In 2023, I co-founded Emerging Founders, a community for start-up founders in emerging Europe.
I am also involved in speaking engagements, hosting events, moderating discussions, and serving as a juror in international business competitions. Additionally, I provide training on location promotion and media coaching. I have written and contributed to several international business and investment publications, as well as market intelligence reports.
Innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and leadership are my key areas of interest, both in the organisation I founded and beyond.
DUE TO MY FOCUS ON EMERGING EUROPE, A REGION OF GROWING IMPORTANCE, GEOPOLITICS AND MACROECONOMICS ARE ALSO VERY HIGH ON MY AGENDA.
VARIOUS PROJECTS FOR GOVERNMENTS, CORPORATES, START-UPS, SMES, NGOS AND GLOBAL MEDIA OUTLETS HAVE TAUGHT ME CREATIVITY, FLEXIBILITY AND AGILITY.
ENHANCED BY VARIOUS PROJECTS FOR GOVERNMENTS, CORPORATES, START-UPS, SMES, NGOS AND GLOBAL MEDIA OUTLETS HAVE TAUGHT me CREATIVITY, FLEXIBILITY AND AGILITY.
AMERICAN LITERATURE, JOURNALISM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, FILM DIRECTING, AND POLITICAL SCIENCE HAVE ALL PROVEN USEFUL AS MY AREAS OF STUDIES.
THEY HAVE ENHANCED MY SKILLS TO DELIVER PROJECTS RANGING FROM PERSONAL BRANDING, THROUGH PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND LEADERSHIP, TO LOCATION PROMOTION.
Photo credits: ABSL, Aspen Institute Romania, CASE, Devott, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EIT, Emerging Europe, Money Today
I Support organisations in various roles
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Emerging Europe is a London-based growth hub that empowers public and private organisations to grow and expand internationally. Its mission is to contribute to the social, economic, and democratic development of 23 countries in Central, Eastern, Northeast, and Southeast Europe and the Caucasus.
The organisation is a go-to partner for stakeholders looking to navigate emerging Europe or grow in the region. Emerging Europe supports them with market intelligence, research, and editorial content focused on the region. It’s three main pillars are innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
It also runs multiple programmes focused on the region — the Future of Emerging Europe, Tech Emerging Europe Advocates, which also covers Central Asia, the Digital Future of Emerging Europe, She’s Next in partnership with VISA, the Global Visibility Programme.
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