Vera Futorjanski

Innovation & Partnerships Director, Dubai

Vera is an advisor to governments and corporates on innovation, a female empowerment supporter, and a social impact advocate. Vera serves as a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices, an NGO that works with women leaders. She was a member of the founding team for the Dubai Future Accelerators, an initiative of the Dubai Government to accelerate innovation. Before joining the Government, Vera has set up the UAE chapter of Techfugees, a social enterprise mobilizing the international tech community to respond to the refugee situation. Prior Vera was the Founder of a tech startup in MENA. She ran the global communications for Rocket Internet during the IPO, largest tech IPO in Germany. Vera completed her MSc at the LSE and worked as a consultant in the European Union in Brussels. In her first career, Vera was a professional Argentine Tango dancer. Five years ago also became a certified Yoga teacher. Vera has lived in 10 countries and is fluent in 4 languages.