Jaanika Merilo has over years of experience in IT and 15 years in TMT investment management. During these years she participated in creating Estonian government, backed Estonian Development fund, dedicated to financing high export potential innovative projects, was Managing Director of Investment fund US Invest, and since Maidan has dedicated her work and time to create the good business and investment environment in Ukraine by implementing e-government solutions from e-democracy to open budgets, procurements and eHealth in Ukraine. Jaanika is considered as one of the main drivers of Ukrainan Digital Revolution and was nominated in 2015 by Google and Financial Times to top NE100 of “Innovators whose innovations change the world for better”.
Jaanika has graduated her masters from the University of Cumbria in UK and is lecturing in several leading universities in Ukraine. She is currently Advisor to Head of Ukrainian Tax Authority, expert in National E-Government Agency in Ukraine, expert on eHealth from Estonian government and coordination of eHealth in team pf President of Ukraine “Government in Smartphone”.