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 30 subsidiaries active in 35 countries. In this role, Phaedra leads strategic initiatives that are largely focused on technology transformation and operational modernization for both Libra and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Libra, Phaedra served as a political appointee for the Obama Administration. In this capacity, she was responsible for scaling some of the administration’s most successful digital initiatives, including a 200 person digital services team (18F), a $60M portfolio of technology products and programs (incl. login.gov, data.gov, cloud.gov), and a $16M govtech investment fund (10x). Prior to her departure, Phaedra helped stand up the Technology Transformation Service, which serves as a foundation for the government’s ongoing digital transformation and 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 boards of several companies and venture funds that sit at the intersection of government and technology. Phaedra is also a frequent speaker and panelist, having recently participated in TechCrunch Disrupt, SXSW, POLITICO 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