Ariana has over 20 years’ experience working towards sustainable socio-economic development in Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Currently Director of City Development for Bosch, Ariana is part of a global team in charge of advising the Board of Management on the future of mobility and cities, identifying new revenue streams, developing new business models and collaborating with the mobility and fintech ecosystems leveraging Bosch’s technological expertise.
She was previously Chief Innovation Officer for Gentera, LatAm’s largest micro-finance institution. She’s also both a social impact and business entrepreneur.
Ariana was named a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum of the Economy and Society in 2016.
She has been Board member, Keynote speaker, mentor and judge at multiple accelerators, startups, NGOs, financial and tech organizations including CitiBanamex, MassChallenge, Village Capital, Singularity University GSP Program, Google Launchpad, Startup Bootcamp and Finnovista.
Ariana studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at York University and holds an MSc in Development Studies from LSE, and an MBA from IPADE. She has also studied at Singularity University, Institute for the Future, MIT and Harvard, focusing on the potential of technology to generate exponential impact.
She’s a conservation activist, dog lover and wants to see more women in tech.
Why are you optimistic about the future of work?
Because diversity + technology will enable people to enhance and maximize their talents and potential to perform more meaningful work.