Georgia Efremova is the Gergina Foundation’s founder and executive director.
She is an accomplished human development practitioner having built a career as a policy entrepreneur, social innovation, and impact finance professional.
Her professional experience spans the fields of banking, corporate consulting, academic research, local activism, international development, and public policy. She has held senior positions at the United Nations Development Programme and at the European Commission in Brussels, where she coordinated the EU’s Social Impact Initiatives from 2015- 2022.
She holds degrees in Economics and International Relations from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master in Nationalism Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, pursued Ph.D. studies in Social Anthropology at the University College London, and was 2019-2021 a fellow of practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.
She is currently completing a graduate programme in Psycho-Oncology at the Higher Institute of Psychology Studies (ISEP) in Valencia, Spain.
Georgia believes in the human potential to transcend the limitations of circumstance. She dedicates herself to uplifting and empowering others through the work of the foundation.
Georgia is a beloved partner. A Gemini, a co-creator, and a light worker.
She spends her time between Brussels, Sofia, and Stockholm.