Marina Niforos is the founder of Logos Global Advisors, a boutique advisory firm on strategy and innovation, working with both public and private sector clients. She is currently an advisor to the International Finance Corporation on blockchain and disruptive technologies and lead author of the report Blockchain : Opportunities for Private Enterprises in Emerging Markets. In February 2018, she was named as an expert to the EU Blockchain Observatory&Forum, Policy and Framework Conditions Working Group.
Additionally, Marina is an experienced Board member, currently serving on the Boards of two companies: Séché Environnement, a French publicly-listed company in waste management and the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations, the sovereign asset and investment management fund of the Hellenic Republic, where she chairs the Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee. She is also Visiting Faculty on Leadership at HEC business school executive education programs and a board member at the European Network of Women in Leadership, a non-profit promoting women’s economic empowerment. In March 2012, she was appointed Commissioner to the United States National Commission for UNESCO by the U.S. Secretary of State.
Marina has more than 25 years experience in strategy, policy and emerging technologies in the public, private and academic domains. Most recently, she was the Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, an independent business association of more than 500 American and French companies. Previously, Marina served as Executive Director for the Diversity Center of Excellence at INSEAD and held senior posts in the Pechiney Group, in corporate venturing and in corporate strategy functions. Before coming to France, Marina served five years with the World Bank Group, managing the institutional relationship with country borrowers for several Latin American countries. As Country Officer for Colombia, Marina led the team that developed the first Bank country assistance strategy with full participation of civil society, now a standard process at the Bank. In 1998, she received the World Bank Award for Excellence by President Wolfensohn for assisting borrowers with sovereign debt conversion in Colombia.
Ms Niforos earned an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Diploma in International Relations from SAIS-The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University). She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University, with a B.A. with highest honors in Government and International Relations. She is fluent in Spanish, French, Greek and proficient in Italian.