Jaanika Merilo
International Speaker

Jaanika Merilo

Advisor on innovation in Estonian Government and in Ukrainian Government/NE100 Innovators that change the world (Google & FT)

Jaanika Merilo has over 20 years of combined experience in IT, investment management and communication with a deep interest in the developing economies of Russia and Ukraine. Since 2015 Jaanika has been one of the drivers of digital Ukraine, being nominated in 2015 by Google and Financial Times in the list of NE100 “Innovators whose innovations change the world for better”. Jaanika has Master's degrees from the University of Cumbria and Rome Business School (cum laude) and is currently doing her third Masters in King´s College London in “Global Security”.

From 2015 Jaanika has been advisor to Mayor of Lviv, active Deputy Mayor of Dnipro, advisor to two ministers of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Minister of Cabinet of Ministers and since 2019 is Advisor to Minister of Digital Transformation / Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine. Jaanika is a visiting lecturer and contributor to Baltic Defence Academy, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and popular international keynote speaker.