Exec. Dir. Solution Accelerator & Deputy CEO Daria Robinson
Executive Director, Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA)
Daria Robinson studied astrophysics at the University of Geneva and began her career with the European Space Agency, setting up the external relations department at the time of ESA’s first human spaceflights with Russia. Convinced that global science and technology initiatives can be deployed only through the active involvement of all segments of society, she then ran consulting businesses in the US and Switzerland until 2015 to help governments, international organizations and businesses jointly reach these strategic goals. Daria then joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to develop their strategic partnerships, starting by bringing the business agenda to policy makers at COP21. At GESDA since its launch early 2019 by the Swiss government, Daria helped shape the vision of creating solutions for humanity from the sciences anticipated by academics (captured inGESDA's Breakthrough Radar©).