Katerina is project coordinator and online editor for Global Thinkers Mentors & Global Thinkers Forum.
She conducts interviews and curates editorial content. She has extensive experience in administration and project management, acquired through her work with the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI) in treatment and management of Greek and international IP property. Katerina has also worked in various Greek TV media (MEGA Channel, Alert TV, EXTRA3 Channel, ATTICA TV), where she gained valuable experience in broadcasting, production as well as current affairs.
Michelle is an Editor and Analyst with more than a decade of experience covering emerging markets and provides strategic direction to GTF’s editorial agenda. Michelle is also an Editor at UAE-based communications consultancy Gulf Intelligence and Thomson Reuters and a regular contributor to Petroleum Economist.
Her work has appeared in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the International Financing Review (IFR) and many others. She was also a carbon and oil correspondent for the world’s second largest pricing agency, Argus. Michelle received her BA Hons in Journalism from Bournemouth University with an emphasis on politics and emerging markets, which was followed by a NCTJ accreditation in 2007. Michelle founded Lifting Spirits in 2014, with the small charity aiming to bolster the mental health of those in Swaziland’s hospices and orphanages by distributing positive photography. In 2002, Michelle was invited to lunch with H.M. Queen in recognition of her charitable efforts with youth-orientated initiatives in Surrey, UK. Swazi-born, Michelle now lives in London after spending four years in the UAE, her base for extensive travel in the Middle East.
Konstantina Ntogka is a Digital Marketer with an entrepreneurial mindset.
She has worked on digital innovation projects and has travelled across Europe as a Youth worker, collaborating on European youth projects and promoting social responsibility. She has implemented a series of entrepreneurial ventures working with the European Parliament and the Centre of Promoting Young Entrepreneurship and Technology. She has been nominated as a World Youth Alliance Change Maker since 2013.
Projects & Partnerships Associate
Ellie is a project & events management professional.
She has studied Modern Languages (BA) at the University of Essex, before focusing on PR & Events with an MA in Media & Public Relations from the University of Newcastle and an MSc in Tourism and Events from the University of Sunderland. She has substantial expertise in entrepreneurship & startups’ education, acceleration, promotion & networking, working with ID-GC, an international organisation promoting entrepreneurship, and extensive experience in events management, working with international impact & entrepreneurship events such as Disrupt Startup ScaleUP, Global Entrepreneurship Week Greece & Cyprus and TEDMED Live Athens.