Programme Manager

Besiana Balla

Besiana is a Programme Manager at PUBLIC, specialising in healthcare programmes and the GovStart accelerator programme. Her expertise in early stage growth was acquired during her tenure at Entrepreneur First, Berlin, where she spent 2 years on the Programme team, helping to form and fund early stage deep tech companies. Previously, she was a Lecturer at Science Po Paris, and a Coordinator at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York, where she partnered with universities, organizations and the public sector in promoting an innovation-driven growth paradigm. While at INET she co-founded DEcon, an organisation that promotes diversity and representation in the economics profession.

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