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5-8 November 2024
The Grimaldi ForumMonte Carlo, Monaco

Elena Gibson
Partner Ashoka Europe at Ashoka


Elena is a Partner at Ashoka Europe where she co-leads on fundraising as well as leadership management. She is also the director of the Ashoka Carry4Good pledge - a concept pioneered by Ashoka that helps forward-thinking VC and Private Equity funds to become agents of change in social impact.

Previously, Elena was the co-director of Ashoka in the UK and Ireland, where she lead a team of 12 to provide strategic support to the most innovative and systems-changing social entrepreneurs in the region. Before joining Ashoka Elena worked for the Anglo-german think tank Convoco, convening some of Europe's leading thinkers, politicians and high court judges to engage in interdisciplinary debate. Elena obtained a Masters degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics where she specialised in the Politics of Climate Change. Before, she studied Business Administration and Management at the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

Elena is passionate about challenging the impact and philanthropy sector to think more systemically. She has over 8 years experience assessing, advising and supporting social entrepreneurs as well as advising philanthropists and business leaders on how to maximize their impact.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Carry4Good pledge: sharing success to scale social innovation