Jana Elkova

Jana Elkova

Head of Innovation Impact Grant & Partnership Programme

EXPO 2020

Jana is an impact innovation specialist who has developed and executed strategies for leading impact initiatives and ecosystems.

She has led such projects as Expo 2020 Dubai’s USD 100mill global Innovation Impact Grant Programme, Food Tech Valley ecosystem development and impact investing legal framework and policy tools creation for the Ministry of Social Development in Saudi Arabia.

Jana acts as an Evaluation Member at UNDP, UNICEF and SANKALP GLOBAL SUMMIT. She is also a venture partner at region’s edtech community and impact fund ReimaginED Capital.

She possesses an MBA (Belgium), MA in Social Sciences (Slovakia) and BA in Communication (Canada).

Jana is from the Slovak Republic and has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates for the past 15+ years.