Jessica Berlin helps companies, governments, and nonprofits tackle global challenges with scaleable business and technology solutions. As founder and MD of CoStruct (www.costruct.co ), she builds programs and public-private partnerships that drive both economic growth and development impact.
Jessica is a frequent keynote and panel speaker sought after for both her sharp analyses, insightful commentary, and engaging, free public speaking style.
Her work is grounded in 12+ years of cross-cutting experience in security, foreign policy, economic development, entrepreneurship, and tech innovation in Africa, Asia, Europe, MENA, and the US.
Her TEDx talk on the transatlantic democratic crisis has been described as "brilliant", "moving", and "one of the most powerful and inspiring TED talks" ( https://youtu.be/vi91VI71Nj8 ).
Jessica holds an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Emerging Markets from King's College London, a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, and speaks five languages.
Keynote speaker and/or panelist at numerous international business, policy, tech, and sustainability events including:
TEDxHamburg - Hamburg, Germany
UN Internet Governance Forum - Berlin, Germany
Atlantic Dialogues Summit - Marrakech, Morocco
German Chamber of Commerce - Nairobi, Kenya
Europa Nova Africa-Europe Conference - Paris, France
African Innovation Week, AU Headquarters - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
021Disrupt - Karachi, Pakistan
German-African Business Day - Berlin, Germany
Global Entrepreneurship Week - Yangon, Myanmar
Techne Summit - Alexandria, Egypt
Helmut Schmidt University - Hamburg, Germany
Inst. for Ecological Economic Research - Berlin, Germany
DHI Labs Impact Conference - Hyderabad, India
Afrolynk Conference - Berlin, Germany
Fab Lab Asia Network Conference - Taipei, Taiwan