As the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, Léa Steinacker develops products and live experiences for Germany’s leading business magazine and is in charge of assessing experimental formats, new technologies, and innovative business models.
She is part of the founding team of ada, the company’s new platform for the economy of the future. Together with the publisher, Léa hosts the live-stream series StreamTeam on digital developments. In her bi-weekly column, she used to analyze the impact of algorithms on markets and democracy. Prior to joining Handelsblatt Media Group, Léa worked on social justice in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She was selected as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 listmaker, one of Medium Magazine’s Top 30 bis 30 journalists, an Atlantik Brücke Young Leader, and a Leader of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium.
A German native, she holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she was a McCloy Fellow and a Bachelor in International Affairs from Princeton University. Previously, she graduated from the United World College of the Atlantic.