Ekaterina Petrova is Managing Director of GenerationS, a corporate innovation development platform. She has more than 10 years of experience in innovation and investment projects, including 7 years at GenerationS project. Ekaterina launched a number of strategic projects aimed at the development of the innovation ecosystem of Russia in partnership with development institutions and major Russian corporations as well as internationally.
In 2017, she completely redesigned the development strategy and relaunched the corporate accelerator GenerationS that became the top and world-known accelerator. Ekaterina formed a team that has an impressive experience in innovations and great knowledge of the ecosystems in Russia as well as abroad. Ekaterina enforced the innovation policy and helped to build the efficient system of innovation implementation that is well maintained and structured. In 2017, she received the status of “Best manager in the field of innovative business” at the first independent award for business women “Charmous”.
In the beginning of June 2020 she became one of the finalists of the contest “Business Women” organized by EY and aimed at supporting women's entrepreneurship and expanding career opportunities among women. In September 2020 Ekaterina became a Bronze winner of Stevie Awards for Women in business, one of the world’s premier business awards, in the category “Most Innovative Woman of the Year – business services”.