Simone Theiss is a seasoned global management expert with over 25 years of experience in events, community building, operations, and marketing. She has a proven track record of setting up well-oiled processes and leveraging networks to open partnership opportunities and build a strong ecosystem in healthcare, deeptech, and cleantech sectors. Simone has demonstrated her exceptional ability to engage all stakeholders, including corporates, investors, governmental/academic institutions, and tech start-ups. She is a confident communicator with the skills to cut through complex problems, influence and drive change, and deliver strategic objectives. Simone is passionate about entrepreneurship, new technologies, innovation, and creativity.
Simone holds a Certificate in Digital Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media, Planning & Analytics from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has held various leadership roles throughout her career, including Program Manager at EPFL Innovation Park, Managing Director & Head of Events and Marketing, and Operations & Marketing Director at Tech Tour International SARL. Simone has also worked as a Project Management, Strategy & Marketing Consultant, Director of Graduate Students Support Services, Global Operations & Marketing Manager, International Membership & Marketing Manager, Assistant Researcher, and Operations Intern.