Julia Devos

Head of Global Community of New Champions, World Economic Forum

Julia is the head of the global community of the New Champions at the World Economic Forum. This group gathers innovative & forward-looking mid-size companies, mindful of their impact on society and aspiring in building a better future.

Julia is a French national who started her career working for Major Events. Her first role was with Atos, a French IT company sponsor of the Olympic Games. She was responsible for their marketing and communications programs during the Athens, Torino and Beijing Olympic Games. In 2009 she switched career and assumed a leadership role in a media buying company where she steered the company towards regional development and growth by leveraging her deep understanding of the Asian market.

Julia's journey with the World Economic Forum began in 2017, when she managed Asian Strategic Partners from Beijing. Now, at the helm of the New Champions community, she guides mid-size companies that care about their impact on society and the world. These companies aren't just focused on profit – they're working to create a better future for everyone.

Julia's personal life reflects her global perspective. She's lived in Italy, Greece, China (for 15 years), and now Switzerland, adapting to each culture with ease. Married to an entrepreneur, she's raising three sons in Geneva, passing on her values of innovation and excellence.

All Sessions by Julia Devos

11:50 - 12:10

The evolving role and nature of business: mapping issues and forces driving transformational change

JULIA DEVOS - Head of Global Community of New Champions, World Economic Forum OLIVIER WOEFFRAY - Practice Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum