Anastasia Kalinina

Anastasia Kalinina     

She is Co-Founder and CEO, Re-State Foundation aiming to reimagine the future of public governance at local, national, and global levels. Shattered by the pandemic, climate crisis, civil unrest, increasing debt and many other challenges, the world has never been so ready for new governance experiments at the local, national, and global levels. Re-State is an open, collaborative, impact-oriented platform for governance innovation. How should governance look like in the 21st century? Anastasia is also a Senior Advisor on Partnerships to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Previously, Anastasia was a Head of Regional Agenda at the World Economic Forum responsible for organization’s regional strategies and engagement with governments, civil society, academia, investor communities, and research institutions. She was a member of the Founding Team the Global Shapers Community, a network of over 400+ city-based Hubs around the world led by young people between the ages of 20-30 who self-organize to have impact in their cities.

Anastasia developed numerous social impact initiatives, such as WomenHIV platform in Russia, Coaching for Development in Nepal, Palomar5 in Germany, and many more. She has coordinated a two-year project in partnership with UNIFEM helping women and children in difficult life situations, and built communication, outreach and digital strategies for cause-driven organizations such as Amnesty International and International Service for Human Rights.

Anastasia spoke at various international conferences, including the World Economic Forum events, Web Summit, United Nations Industrial Development Organization events, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs events, Ecosystem Summit, International Conference on Thinking, etc. She regularly writes for various international outlets, including the Independent, the New Atlanticist, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society’s blog, World Economic Forum blog, etc.

Anastasia Kalinina holds a BA in Literature from St. Petersburg State University, BA in Humanitarian Sciences and Arts from Bard College New York, MA in Communication Studies from University of Northern Iowa, MSc in Human Rights from London School of Economics and Political Science, and Executive Master’s degree in Global Leadership (awarded jointly by China Europe International Business School, Columbia University, INSEAD, London Business School, and Wharton School).

She is an Apolitical Academy Fellow, John Smith Fellow, an honorary member of the International Project Management Association, member of international trade professionals network NASBITE, and a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum. Her areas of expertise and interest include venture capital and impact investing, public governance, social innovation, civic tech, policy, and global affairs. A dear Soul Sister dedicated to lasting impact through economic and social change.