Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia

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Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia

Ulrike is a multilingual senior executive with over 20 years of combined experience in the private & public sectors, and academic institutions. Her career spans five geographic regions – America (North), Africa (South), Middle East, Asia & Europe.

Ulrike thrives on challenges! With her solid track record in International Marketing, Business & Economic Development, Global Channel Management, Government/Stakeholder Relations, Fundraising, Organizational Growth & Public Speaking, she’s a true game-changer. Having lived, worked & studied in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Israel & now Canada, Ulrike has combined her passion for inclusive diversity, global perspectives, entrepreneurship, innovation & new technologies with her keen ambition to help individuals & businesses succeed in local & global markets.

Ulrike has worked in executive leadership roles at the headquarters of prominent technology multinationals, SMEs & Startups in Israel, the UK, Germany & Canada, including Intel, Compaq/HP, RAD Data Communications, Madge Networks, McAfee, Commtouch Software & Seaside Wireless. Her diverse sector expertise in software, hardware & networking products in ICT companies, and software development in bio-tech, aerospace & defense industries, provides her with first-hand experience & insight into the multi-sectoral facets of the ICT sector & its magnitude of opportunities.

Ulrike is a Finalist for the 2015 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards & was named 1 of Canada’s top 40 Change-Makers by Canadian Living. She was recognized as a “Wavemaker” with the 2015 National Annual WCT Award & is a recipient of the 2014 Progress Women of Excellence Award, the Mannesmann Teaching Award (USA), Fulbright Scholarship (USA), and a nominee of the 2014 & 2015 Top 50 Atlantic Canadian CEO Awards.

Ulrike is an elected member of the International Women’s Forum, and sits on Boards with Dalhousie University – FCS & Saint Mary’s University – Sobey School of Business.