Jana El Kova

Specialist on Innovation & Ecosystem Strategy, UAE

Jana has led Expo 2020 Dubai’s USD 100mill global impact grant fund financing and scaling impact ventures across all sectors.  The fund identified 11,000+ ventures and created a portfolio of 142 social enterprises in 76 countries positively impacting 6+ mill lives. In conjunction with advising KSA government on development of an impact investing, Jana has significantly influenced cultivation of an impact ecosystem in the region. She acts as a jury for UNDP SDG Finance, UNICEF, Sankalp, Reflect Impact Awards, and Unbound. Jana was also dedicated to strategy & policy framework at Dubai Holding, Dubai World and Food Tech Valley. She possesses an MBA, MA in Social Sciences and BA in Communication.

Jana is from the Slovak Republic and has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates for the past 15+ years.