Founder & CEO
Elizabeth Filippouli Founder & CEO –Global Thinkers Forum & Athena40 Elizabeth Filippouli is a social entrepreneur with a background in journalism having worked with mainstream media in Athens, Greece and internationally in the US and the Gulf. As of 2012 she is the Founder & CEO of Global Thinkers Forum (GTF), a global platform incubated at Said Business School University of Oxford, that works as an agent for positive change by connecting international thought leaders and promoting values-based leadership, collaboration and partnerships. GTF is London-based with an international advisory board and presence in 7 countries: UK, USA, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, UAE, Saudi Arabia and a fast growth rate. It was launched in 2012 in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania and has engaged influencers from business, philanthropy, academia, media, literature. In 2018 and as part of its tireless efforts in support of SDG 5, the organisation launched Athena40 the first ever global ranking of the top 40 most innovative women from across all industries. The ranking is based on public nominations and merit and will be announced every two years (the first one being in 2020 in London). Elizabeth serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Prince’s Trust International.