DIGITAL NATIVE VANGUARD OF THE NEW ECONOMY
Chief Innovation Officer, WirtschaftsWoche
As the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, Léa develops products and live experiences for Germany's leading business magazine. In her role, she has helped bring the 90-year-old brand into and beyond the 21st century with innovative solutions including a virtual reality platform, an algorithmic interface to expand the company's newsletter portfolio, and a chatbot, as well as an event called FutureBoard which revolves around AI, robotics, IoT, and the future of work.
Together with fellow House Resident and WirtschaftsWoche publisher, Miriam Meckel, 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. Most recently, she co-founded ada, WirtschaftsWoche’s new platform for exchange and training for tomorrow’s digital economy.
Prior to joining WirtschaftsWoche, Léa worked for social justice organizations in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A German native, raised European, she holds an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, a BA in International Affairs from Princeton University, and an IB from the United World College of the Atlantic.
Léa was just named one of Forbes 30 under 30.