Phaedra Chrousos

UNABASHEDLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TECH

Phaedra Chrousos is the Chief Innovation Officer of Libra Group. Headquartered in New York and London, Libra Group is a privately-owned international business group that owns and operates 30 companies in six core sectors: aviation, energy, finance, hospitality, real estate, and shipping. Libra Group also operates several non profits and is the founding sponsor of My Brother's Keeper Alliance. As Libra Group’s Chief Innovation Officer, Phaedra’s role is to identify, pilot and help Libra Group adopt disruptive technology solutions.

Prior to joining Libra Group, Phaedra led a division at the General Services Administration (GSA) whose mission is to improve the public's experience with the American government online. In this capacity, Phaedra was responsible for a 200 person digital services team (18F), a $60M portfolio of technology products and programs (data.gov, cloud.gov and login.gov), and the Presidential Innovation Fellowship program. Prior to her departure, Phaedra helped stand up the Technology Transformation Service at GSA, 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 served on the leadership team of two technology companies. The first, a health 2.0 company that reimagined the way that doctors and patients communicate, was sold 10 months after launch. The second, a digital media company, was selected as an Endeavor company 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 began her career as a Junior Professional Associate at The World Bank Group.

Phaedra received a BA from Georgetown University, an MSC with distinction from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. She is an advisor for Hangar, a civic tech incubator in NYC, and Public, a gov tech fund based out of London. Phaedra was twice named one of the Federal Government's '50 Women in Technology' by FedScoop and one of Greece's '40 under 40' by Fortune Magazine.

Recent press:

Startup Founder's New Job: Bring Innovation to US Government - Huffington Post

Chrousos Retrospective on Tour of Duty in Government - GovFresh

Chrousos on Disrupting Government Tech - FedScoop

Chrousos Named Top 50 Women in Fed Tech - FedScoop

Can Chrousos move the needle at GSA? - FCW

DJ Patil and Phaedra Chrousos Pitch Public Service for Technologists - TechCrunch