Kasia Jakimowicz

Kasia Jakimowicz

Post-Masters Research Fellow, AY 2020-2021
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Kasia is an Innovation in Government Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and a contributor to Data Smart City Solutions, as well a visiting mentor at MIT Media Lab Global Ventures (Data and AI for the post-COVID world). She focuses on exploring how technology can solve global challenges.

She is a strategic policy advisor and entrepreneur, guiding the design, development, and implementation of global policies and programs on technology and entrepreneurship in multinational and public service consulting companies, think-tanks, the UN and the European Commission (e.g. EU and associated countries, US, Mexico, Brazil, India and South Africa). Most recently, she was a Senior Program Advisor for the European Innovation Council, responsible for designing a blended finance accelerator program for 41 countries. As an Associate Director at the Lisbon Council think-tank, she supported the VP of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, at the Working Group on Digital Entrepreneurship at the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Prior to that, she worked in multinational corporations developing and launching brands (eg. PepsiCo, L’oreal, Mars, Henkel). She also founded a successful social enterprise in education. She is a public speaker and moderator, and co/authored numerous publications.

She is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA). She also holds a master from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and an M.Sc.in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus School of Business.