Léa Steinacker

Léa is the Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the founding team of ada, a journalism-led platform for future insights curated by Germany’s leading business publisher, Handelsblatt Media Group. She is in charge of developing strategies, experimental formats, and live experiences and assessing emerging technologies as well as business models. Together with the founding publisher, Léa hosts a live-stream series on digital developments. In her previous role, Léa acted as the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, the nation’s leading business magazine. Prior to joining Handelsblatt Media Group, Léa worked on social justice in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was selected as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 leader, one of Medium Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 journalists, an Atlantik Brücke Young Leader, and a Leader of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Bachelor in International Affairs from Princeton University, and the International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Atlantic.