Elena Gabriela Ardelean
CEO & Founder of AI4 DevelopmentAgency
Categories: Alumni, Private sector, Public sector, Social Entrepreneurs
***Alumna of the Ashoka Visionary Program (CEE) 2020/21***
Elena brings 12+years of leadership experience in international development, innovation, and socio-economic change working for both the public and private sectors. Romanian by birth, Austrian by family decision and French by own choice, Elena is a multicultural professional currently based in Austria.
She is the CEO & Founder of a tech non-profit AI4DevelopmentAgency (AIDA). Previous to that Elena worked as a Governance Specialist for the World Bank across Europe, Central Asia, and MENA regions, advising Institutions on a wide range of reforms and activities, including HR policy, strategic management, anti-corruption, and tax reforms.
Elena is driven by a sense of purpose and a desire to contribute, add value, and shape societies. Elena obtained her Master’s degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and has studied Philology and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria.