Léa Steinacker is the Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the founding team of ada, an education initiative focused on the future of work and socio-technological change. She oversees strategy, develops live experiences, and shapes content curation for the platform.

Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, Germany's leading business magazine, and wrote a bi-weekly column about code capital, a term she coined about the interplay of artificial intelligence, markets, and democracy. Prior to joining Handelsblatt Media Group, she worked with social justice NGOs in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

She was selected as a 2020 Future Thinker by BCG, a 2018 Forbes “30 Under 30” leader, one of Medium Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” journalists, and an Atlantik Bruecke “Young Leader”. Léa holds degrees in international affairs and public policy from Princeton University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Gallen researching the social implications of artificial intelligence.