Elizabeth Filippouli is an entrepreneur and communications & business strategist with particular focus on social entrepreneurship, innovation, future trends and visionary leadership. She is the founder & CEO of Global Thinkers, a UK-based and internationally operating Strategic Communications & Business Development consulting firm and of Global Thinkers Forum, a non-profit think tank bringing together incumbent and future leaders and promoting excellence in leadership and governance. Elizabeth has studied Strategy and Innovation at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, Transnational Media and Globalisation at London City University and has taken the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program on “Shaping Change in the Information Age”. Born in Athens, Greece, Elizabeth’s background is in the media, and she has worked as a journalist with the Greek press and TV and with international organizations such as Al Jazeera English and CNN. As a media expert, organisations she has worked for include the Olympic Games (Athens 2004), Eurovision, the UK National Lottery and Coca Cola. Elizabeth moved to Qatar in 2005, joining AJE as a presenter and correspondent and since 2007 she has been based in London (UK) but travels extensively according to the needs of GT and GTF.