Future Skills Forum

8 May 2024 | Museum of the Future, Dubai

Nations and organisations empowering the workforce of the future

Dr. Yana Leonova

Director of the Dubai Chapter of VNTR Capital

Discussant of the "Skills for Fast Growing Startups " Roundtable

She is a senior executive with a unique career that encompasses leadership roles in technology advisory, strategic development, and entry into new markets such as the UAE. Her experience includes new product development, fundraising, PR/communications, organizing large-scale tech events, and hosting private roundtable/demo days with investors. Additionally, her expertise extends to sales & marketing and entrepreneurship. She formerly served as Vice Director / Head of the Future Innovation Summit at The Private Office Of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi in Dubai.She possesses an excellent understanding of cutting-edge technologies from a commercial perspective, start-up facilitation, fostering globally connected ecosystems, closing deals, and managing relationships with key accounts and partnerships. She has been invited to advise, mentor, and judge various programs conducted by DHL (twice), PwC (twice), the Sheikh Zayed Fund, the Saudi Rainmaking Program (currently), and others.

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