Dr. Andreja Kodrin, Strategiest and Founder of collaboration platform Challenge:Future

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    Dr. Andreja Kodrin is strategist, who served last two year as Economic Advisor and Expert Cabinet Member of Commissioner Bulc at the European Commission. She incorporated her first company at the age of 20 while still a student. After graduation she served as the Head of Investments, Finances and Economics in a multinational engineering company. In 1997 she joined private equity firm for investment banking and become CFO a year later.

    In 2002 Andreja moved to the Netherlands and became Group CFO and Board Director of AKTIVA HOLDINGS BV. She was part of multiple international acquisitions and mergers and was a member of several management and supervisory boards in the Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Serbia, and Slovenia. For the performance and strategic excellence achieved by the company, the team was induced into the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame in 2004.

    In 2008 she joined the pioneers of 4th industrial revolution and founded the Challenge:Future, a global platform for youth open innovation with 38,000 members from 213 countries. The network comprised 1,800 faculties and business schools and 64 local hubs worldwide. For the results achieved on a global scale, she gained SEA of Excellence Award in 2013 and Honorary Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) in 2015.

    Andreja obtained a Master degree in 1997 and a PhD in 2016. She has attended executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard Business School, and IMD.