Innovation and digital transformation manager, angel investor
Jaanika Merilo has 20 years of experience in IT and 15 years in TMT investment management. During these years she participated in creating Estonian government, backed Estonian Development fund, dedicated to financing high export potential innovative projects, was Managing Director of Investment fund US Invest, and since Maidan has dedicated her work and time to create the good business and investment environment in Ukraine by implementing e-government solutions from e-democracy to open budgets and procurements, e-health and e-transport. Jaanika is considered as one of the main drivers of Ukrainan Digital Revolution and was nominated in 2015 by Google and Financial Times to top NE100 of “Innovators whose innovations change the world for better”.
Jaanika has graduated the masters program from the University of Cumbria and currently is the Head of ELEKS Nordics and Advisor to the Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.