Elizabeth Filippouli is an entrepreneur and international business development expert. She is the Founder & CEO of Global Thinkers Forum (GTF), an international organization that works as an agent for positive change by connecting international thought leaders and promoting values-based leadership, collaboration and cross-cultural understanding. GTF is a London-based and UK registered social-purpose organization with presence in 5 countries: UK, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, UAE and a fast growth rate. It was launched in 2012 in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania and is proud to have Board members representing more than 20 countries.

By founding GTF, Elizabeth established:

  • A prestigious network of thought leaders coming from diverse countries & backgrounds.

  • A truly independent, non-political, nonpartisan organisation with direct reach to different audiences.

  • Extensive presence & connections in the EU, US, Arab World & Africa.

  • A combination of global reach and local presence.

  • Endorsement from high-profile leaders and decision makers.

She was recently named among Oxford University’s Said Business School’s 42 top graduate entrepreneurs.
In 2010 she launched Global Thinkers as a management consultancy with forward thinking expertise in values-based leadership and customized training for organizational and human development. Global Thinkers offers its own VALORE method that helps in cultural transformation through measuring organizational health with the use of online evaluation and assessment tools and customized surveys covering the fields of staff engagement, Diversity & Inclusion and creating a values-based culture.
Among Global Thinkers’ clients are companies and organizations like: National Lottery UK, World Economic Forum, European Union, SBS, AGL.  

Elizabeth has longtime expertise in managing change and working in very complex and culturally diverse environments. She has been an international journalist working with Greek media, then CNN, Al Jazeera English and NewsXchange for fifteen years. 
She is also a mentor for Oxford Women Business Alumni Network. Among her recent projects was advising the EU for the creation of an online platform to improve communication between Governments, CSO and media between North and South as well as the World Economic Forum for the editorial repositioning the WEF’s Global Outlook Report. She is a regular keynote speaker on topics around Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Women Empowerment, Innovation, Media. She is also a Huffington Post contributor.