Vesselina Ratcheva

Frontier Insights Lead, World Economic Forum




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Dr. Vesselina Ratcheva is a senior data-driven researcher and analyst working to provide timely insights and practical recommendations to industry and policy leaders on frontier topics. She has over ten years of experience in research across academic and applied settings with a strong focus on skills, education, future of work and identity (gender, ethnic) with a cross-cutting focus on social justice.

Her role at the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the New Economy and Society is focused on leading efforts to find practical approaches to using big data to uncover the new metrics of socio-economic systems – a remit that includes management of the Forum’s Global Future Council on New Metrics. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector in the UK and led research efforts across the Global Gender Gap Reports, the Human Capital Reports, the Future of Jobs Reports, Reskilling Revolution Reports, Accelerating Gender Parity Toolkit, Skills as the Currency of the Labour Market Report and the Data Science in the New Economy Report.

Vesselina holds a PhD in Social Anthropology, a MSc in Comparative and Cross Cultural Research Methods (Sussex University) and a BA in Social Anthropology and Mathematics from Cambridge University.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020