CEO, INDEX: Design to Improve Life®, Denmark

Liza Chong heads strategy and program development at INDEX, and is leading on the establishment of the organisation’s global venture capital fund that will invest solely in 'design to improve life' derived from INDEX: Award pipelines.

She leads the 'Design to Improve Life Investment' program, an acceleration program that works with design entrepreneurs and impact investors in realizing sustainable solutions to global challenges.

She has developed and coordinated the global partner programs that included cities such as Singapore, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Risør in Norway and Guangzhou in southern China.

Originally, from London, UK, Liza has a blended background in strategy, project management and implementation, and previously worked on local government projects in London and the Greater Sub-Mekong region with the UN in Bangkok.

Liza's experience is extensive, gained from private, public and third sectors. She has a BA in Politics from the University of London – School of Oriental and African Studies, and MA in Digital Media: Technology and Cultural Form at Goldsmiths College.

Liza is an active advisor and mentor to individuals and organisations at the early stages of establishing their social businesses. She sits on Ashoka Scandinavia's Venture Board in Copenhagen.