Elizabeth Rojas Levi
Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Nokia
Elizabeth Rojas Levi is the Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the Americas Region at the Nokia Corporation, a global innovation leader in the Internet of Things and home to R&D powerhouse, Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies. In this role, Ms Rojas Levi oversees international advocacy and public policy efforts, manages diplomatic relations with intergovernmental institutions and multi-lateral development banks. She also oversees the growth and development of Nokia’s innovation and sustainability brand across the region to include: The United States, Canada, and Latin America. She serves as a private sector adviser to the US Department of State International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC).
Ms Rojas Levi formerly served as the Deputy Director of Federal Affairs and Executive Branch Liaison for Governor Rick Scott. In this capacity, she represented the Governor and the State of Florida in Washington, DC and worked in the federal policy areas of infrastructure, environment, health care, and international affairs and led the Governor’s efforts to authorize the largest environmental restoration program in the world, the Florida Everglades.
Ms Rojas Levi’s passion is to promote stories of empowerment on fields where women are least represented: in technology and politics. She is a founder and co-chair of RightNOW Women, an organisation that seeks to provide financial support to qualified women to run for federal office. She is also an advocate for women in decision-making roles in the technology sector.
Ms Rojas Levi graduated summa cum laude with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Florida and with a Master’s in International Business Administration (MIB/MBA) from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She’s a native speaker of Spanish and fluent in Portuguese.