Léa Steinacker is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of ada, an EdTech initiative focused on the future of work and socio-technological change. She oversees strategy, develops live experiences, and shapes content curation for the platform. Previously, Léa served as the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, Germany's leading business magazine, and wrote a bi-weekly column about code capital, a term she coined about the interplay of artificial intelligence, markets, and democracy.
Prior to joining Handelsblatt Media Group, Léa worked with social justice NGOs in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was selected as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 leader, one of Medium Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 journalists, an Atlantik Bruecke Young Leader, and a Leader of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium.
Léa holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Bachelor in International Affairs from Princeton University, and the International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Atlantic. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Gallen under the supervision of Prof. Damian Borth.