Maria Belka

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Graduate of Geneva University and University of Birmingham (UK). She has gained experience in public sector through working with, among others, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the National Bank of Kazakhstan, European Parliament and in private sector as an entrepreneur dedicated to development of technological start-ups. For over 5 years involved in the start-up community and constantly expanding her knowledge in the field of management, finance and entrepreneurship.

Specilized in project management and strategic planning.

In 2017, listed on NEW EUROPE100 Challengers project launched by Res Publica, Google and the Visegrad Fund, and in cooperation with Financial Times. Curator of Global Shapers Warsaw Hub in 2013/14 and 2017/18 (initiative of World Economic Forum), PhD candidate in Economics and Management at Warsaw School of Economics. Holding official language certifications she is proficient in English (CPE- C2), French (C2) and Spanish (DELE – C1) and has advanced certifications in Russian (TRKI-B2) and Italian (CELI- C1).

CEO and co-founder of Mentors 4 Starters Foundation – pioneer initiative developing mentoring in Poland. Former member of associations supporting local communities and initiatives for young people: Amnesty International, Enactus, STAR and VENA. Mentor for Girls Go Start-up Academy and Uniwersytet Potężnych Dzików, as well as ambassador of Citrus Saturday project initiated by University College London. Former delegate for the Harvard National Model UN.

Privately captain wild child, marathon runner, pescetarian, commited social worker, traveller and book lover. From time to time blogger ( Her aim is to create something extraordinary and like Benjamin Graham she hopes every day to do ‘something foolish, something creative and something generous’.



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