Léa Steinacker

Year 2018 2018 Jury | Venture Venture Jury Science Start-ups (Falling Walls Venture)

As the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, Léa develops products and live experiences for Germany’s leading business magazine and is in charge of assessing experimental formats, new technologies, and innovative business models. Together with the publisher, she hosts a weekly livestream on digital developments and used to analyze the impact of algorithms on markets and democracy in a bi-weekly column called Code Capital. She is part of the founding team of ada, the company’s new platform on future trends. Prior to joining Handelsblatt Media Group, Léa worked on social justice in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was selected as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30, an Atlantik Brücke Young Leader, and a Leader of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium. A German native, raised European, she holds an Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Bachelor in International Affairs from Princeton University, and is a proud graduate of the United World College of the Atlantic.

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