Claudia Ukonu is the Community Engagement Lead, Growth & Partnerships, UpLink at the World Economic Forum. In her role, Claudia partners with visionary leaders, corporates, philanthropists, governments, family offices, venture capitalists (VCs) and institutional investors to support entrepreneurs focusing on disruptive innovations across the globe.
UpLink is the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum and has been established to create bridges for entrepreneurs to connect to innovation ecosystem stakeholders they need to scale.
Prior joining the World Economic Forum, Claudia was based in Hong Kong and was part of Mercer’s Asia Communications Leadership where she advised multinational companies on innovative and effective branding and communication strategies to address their people related challenges such enhancing the employee value proposition (EVP), benefits related cost containment, and change management.
Claudia is from the United States and has more 10 years of experience working across Hong Kong, Switzerland, Republic of Georgia (Eastern Europe) and the US.