Jelena S. Mishina is the CEO of Acropetal Solutions, a boutique Arabian Gulf-focused advisory and business development firm. In addition to her work running Acropetal Solutions, she is a mentor at the tech incubator, 1776 and a prolific collaborator in companies running the gamut from digital strategy, cultural branding, e-commerce, and franchising. She is also currently working on developing a tech platform. She enjoys international travel, reading, and networking.
Previously, she served as a leadership analyst in the CIA, a program officer in the US Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT), a researcher at the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Kazakhstan.