Carolina Pozo is from Quito, Ecuador. She studied Economics at York University in Toronto and has a Master’s degree in Public Management from the Universita SDA Bocconi in Milan. She was recognized as a promising young leader in Ecuador by The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University through its “Global Competitiveness and Leadership” program.
She returned to Ecuador in 2009 to establish the NGO AVANTI (www.avanti.ec), in order to spread awareness about the causes of poverty and enact innovative and sustainable solutions to poverty in rural areas. In 2012 she was selected to become a member of the Global Shapers Community / Quito HUB, a world-wide initiative by the World Economic Forum.
She currently a Fellow at The OAS Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas- where she is working alongside 23 other fellows from 16 different countries in open government projects. She is current the Secretary General of Planning and Open Government for the Municipality of Quito, where she leads the open government and innovation policies and projects. In September she launched the Innovation Lab for Quito, the first government-run innovation lab in Ecuador, which was designed with the support from the GovLab team at NYU. Linq (Laboratorio de Innovación Quito) will promote collaboration and civic participation for the co-creation of innovative solutions to solve Quito´s most pressing issues.