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Phaedra Chrousos

Chief Strategy Officer

Phaedra Chrousos is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Libra Group, where she is responsible for a broad portfolio of cross-Group initiatives that allows her and her team to work collaboratively across the Group and its subsidiaries. Her latest mandate is to weave technological innovation, from new use cases to early stage investments, into the Group’s corporate platform, ultimately helping catalyze the uptake of transformative technologies across the world.

 

Phaedra is driven by a fundamental belief that technological and scientific innovation can solve some of the generational-defining challenges of the 21st century. Phaedra’s beliefs are grounded in her years of experience as a 2x venture-backed technology founder and in her role as a political appointee for the Obama Administration, where she led and scaled several of the President’s digital initiatives, co-founded the Technology Transformation Service, and co-authored the Modernizing Government Technology Act that established the federal government’s $1B Technology Modernization Fund. 

 

Passionate about paying it forward, Phaedra is an active board member and angel investor.  She sits on the board of Vanda Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded, global biotech company. Phaedra also sits on the board of Dcode, which connects the technology industry and the U.S. government, and on the board of the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. As an angel investor, Phaedra has invested in six early stage tech companies, ranging from an AI platform to a drone-enabled reforestation company.

 

Phaedra began her career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The World Bank. She received a BA from Georgetown University, an MSc with distinction from The London School of Economics, and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. Phaedra was twice named one of the Federal Government's '50 Women in Technology' by FedScoop and one of Greece's '40 under 40' by Fortune Magazine.