Bohdanna Kesala

SU Staff

Managing Director, International Summits

About Bohdanna

Bohdanna is the Managing Director of International Summits at Singularity University. She oversees the execution of Global Licensing SU’s International Summits, impacting and educating over 40,000 people on exponential technology and how to use that technology to solve the world’s largest challenges.

Bohdanna works with partners from all over the globe, including South Africa, India, Western and Eastern Europe, Canada, Central America, and South America. Her talent lies in her ability to build strong relationships, respect regional traditions, and customs, all the while empowering her partners to produce impactful summits for thousands of participants in their country. Stakeholders who attend the SU International Summits include all sections of government officials, including Presidents and Prime Ministers, C suite management of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, NGO’s, and students.

Prior to Singularity University, Bohdanna worked for Peter Thiel and the The Thiel Foundation, managing dozens of projects including CNBC Transforming Tomorrow, a documentary focused on the Thiel Fellowship and the series ‘Teen Technorati’ showcasing Fellows from The Thiel Fellowship. Bohdanna was also one of the architects of The Thiel Foundation Summit; a bi-annual assembly of young entrepreneurs and visionaries from around the world.

Working directly with entrepreneurs inspired Bohdanna to open 10 Forward Events, a full-service event- curation firm specializing in producing innovative and one-of-a-kind events focused on education and collaboration for the science and tech industry, startups, entrepreneurs, and VC firms. Her vision and reputation is as a connector, getting a diverse group of people together to form the links needed to move projects forward.

And, while working at SU, Bohdanna devotes time to her painting career, exhibiting her work in the US and internationally. Bohdanna holds an M.F.A from San Francisco State University, a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from California College of the Arts, and a B.S. from Indiana University – Bloomington.

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