Phaedra Chrousos is the Chief Strategy Officer at The Libra Group. Headquartered in New York and London, Libra is a privately-owned, international business group that controls over 30 subsidiaries active in 35 countries. Libra is primarily focused on the following industries: aviation, alternative energy, shipping, real estate, and hospitality. Immediately prior to being appointed Chief Strategy Officer, Phaedra served as the group’s Chief Innovation Officer.
Previously, Phaedra served as a political appointee for the Obama Administration in various roles, including as an Associate Administrator for the General Services Administration. In this capacity, Phaedra led the Office of Citizen Services and 18F, a digital services team that implemented online service delivery projects and open data initiatives at more than a dozen federal agencies. Prior to her departure from the Administration, Phaedra helped found the Technology Transformation Service, which serves as a foundation for the government’s ongoing digital transformation; she served as its Founding Commissioner.
Before entering public service, Phaedra co-founded and led two companies. The first, a health tech company that reimagined the way doctors and patients communicate, was sold 10 months after launch. The second, a digital media company, was awarded by Endeavor for its contribution to the Greek economy during the country’s recession. Phaedra also has several years of consulting experience with The Boston Consulting Group and The World Bank.
Phaedra received a BA from Georgetown University, an MSc with distinction from The London School of Economics, and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. She serves on the board of Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VNDA) and on the boards of several privately-held companies and funds that sit at the intersection of government and technology, including Hangar, Dcode, and PUBLIC. Phaedra is also a frequent speaker and panelist, having recently participated on panels at SXSW and WEF Davos.
Select interviews can be found below:
Huffington Post, Startup Founder’s New Job: Bring Innovation to US Government
Center for Public Impact, A New Way To Spur Innovation in Government
GovMatters TV, Phaedra Chrousos on the State of Govtech Innovation & Federal Digital Services Under President Trump
TechCrunch Disrupt, Maximizing Impact with 18F's Phaedra Chrousos and White House Data Scientist DJ Patil
GovFresh, Phaedra Chrousos retrospects federal government digital service
FedScoop, FedScoop Q&A: Phaedra Chrousos’ final thoughts leaving GSA
Hangar, An Entrepreneur in Government
The Bridge, The Bridge Profile: Phaedra Chrousos