Anya Margaret Ogorkiewicz is the Founder and Managing Director of The Keryx Group, an advisory that works with local government and municipalities in the Western Balkans and in Central and Eastern Europe. Anchored in the realities of the countries bordering a wealthy magnet region, she is a strong proponent of addressing their challenges (urban shrinkage, demographic decline, brain drain and subsequent investment priority adjustments) with smart policy entrepreneurship focused on developing border regions. She is currently the permanent representative of the Polish Standardization Committee to the Smart City coordination talks at the EU-level. Ms. Ogorkiewicz was recognized by the BMW Herbert Quandt Foundation as a Global Responsible Leader and participated in the 2013 World Responsible Leaders Forum in Beijing. She was previously recognized by The Aspen Institute in its Young Leader Program. In December 2013, Ms. Ogorkiewicz graduated from INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Program in Singapore. After attending the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland and the Lycée Français in Los Angeles, Anya Ogorkiewicz received her M.Sc. in Economic Policy Analysis from the scientific Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France. Her second Masters degree is from The College of Europe in Bruges which published her thesis on “trust” as a barrier to international trade. In 2011, she lectured at Clingendael, the Netherlands Institute for International Regions on business diplomacy and Smart Cities. She is currently the co-Chair of the Marketing and Communication Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, and the Vice President of the Supervisory Board of the College of Europe alumni association. She is a Founding Member of the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and she volunteers in her free time at the “Bednarska” jazz high school.
Sector: Private Sector
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Sustainable Development and Global Health
Country of Origin: Poland
City of Residency: Warsaw, Poland