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Eileen Guo

Co-founder and President, Impassion Afghanistan

Eileen is an internationally recognized expert on social media, technology, and entrepreneurship, regularly advising and speaking before governments, international organizations, and businesses on their impact on foreign policy and international security. She is the CEO of Impassion Media and Managing Partner of its subsidiary, Impassion Afghanistan, which design solutions that mobilize communities and helps global partners engage with the world both on and offline. Eileen has played a key role in fostering an ecosystem of Internet practitioners and activists in Afghanistan through innovative initiatives such as the Afghan Social Media Summit and Paiwandgah, the largest citizen journalism platform in the country.

She is one of 22 appointed members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media, and was named one of “99 Top Foreign Policy Professionals Under 33” by Diplomatic Courier magazine. Eileen writes about technology, culture, and post-conflict for a variety of publications including VentureBeat and The New York Times. Her work has been featured in Foreign PolicyWashington PostColumbia Journalism Review, The GuardianFast CompanyFox News, and Vice.