Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Senior Political Advisor, Brussels

Silvana Koch-Mehrin served two terms as a Member of the European Parliament (2004-2014), and was Vice-President of the European Parliament from 2009-2011.

Silvana is President and Founder of Women Political Leaders (WPL), a worldwide network of female politicians. In addition to her work for WPL, Silvana serves on the board of the Council of Women World Leaders, the network of female Presidents and Prime Ministers. She is a member of the senior network of the European Leadership Network (ELN), and a Board Director of the Social Progress Imperative, and represents the European Union since 2016 in the Executive Committee of W20, an official engagement group of the G20.

In 2018 and 2019 she has been ranked as one of the 100 most influential persons in gender equality by apolitical. Silvana is a regular speaker at institutions such as the UN, OECD, World Bank and other international fora.

Silvana holds numerous honorary positions, including Alumni of the Young Global Leader Network of the World Economic Forum. She speaks German, English and French.