Jana Elkova is the Project Manager at Expo Live, an innovation and partnership programme launched by Expo 2020 Dubai to fund, accelerate, and promote creative solutions that improve lives while preserving our planet.
In the build-up to the World Expo in 2020, Jana's role is to manage the Innovation Impact Grant Programme that funds and promotes social entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Expo Live funds 70 Global Innovators from 42 countries.
Jana has considerable experience in planning and developing new initiatives in the realm of business, innovation, and development. Her career includes roles in strategic planning, innovation management, and evaluation and monitoring in Dubai Holding, Dubai World, Western Regional Development Council, and CIDA.
Jana holds qualifications such as an MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent School of Management, Belgium; an MA in Marketing from University of Comenius, Slovakia; and a BA in Communication from University of Ottawa, Canada.