Nele Leosk

Digital Ambassador, Government of Estonia

Nele Leosk is the Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia. She is responsible for the development and coordination of digital diplomacy and for global partnerships in a digital domain.

Previously, she served as the Programme Director at e-Governance Academy in Estonia, and served as Director of IGL, a research and consulting company on public innovation and digitalisation. In these capacities, she has advised and promoted the use of digital technologies in central, regional, and national governments in more than forty countries in Central and Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. She has experienced the life of international and inter-governmental organisations such as the UNDP, the OECD etc as well as academia.

Nele holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI), Italy, Master of Research from the same university and an MA in public communication from Tallinn University. She is a former Fulbright-Schuman grantee at the National Centre for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at the Governance Lab at New York University, USA.

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