Aida is a global citizen and social entrepreneur ardently working for better regulation and higher sustainability standards. Since 2001, she is the founder and managing director of ADS Insight, which she positions as a competent, unique, and friendly boutique consultancy that supports organisations in their EU government relations, sustainability strategies, and in the organisation of scientific congresses.
Dedicated to using business as a force for good, she proudly led ADS Insight through to BCorp certification in 2022, making it one of the first public affairs consultancies to qualify as a B-Corporation.
With a degree in environmental science, Aida combines her scientific proficiency with 25 years’ experience in various EU legislative domains, including, health, food safety, climate, energy, maritime transport and education. Prior to ADS Insight, her work experience includes a traineeship at the European Commission (DG Research/Biotechnology) and EFTA.
Aida is a strong advocate for the empowerment of women in business and their access to finance. In 2018, she co-founded the LadyAgri Impact Investment Hub, a not-for-profit organisation to support female agri-business entrepreneurs. With and through ADS Insight, she has undertaken to support many social enterprises through charitable and volunteering efforts over the years. In her 2019 TEDx talk she hopes to inspire women and youth to embrace social entrepreneurship.
Aida is an active member of the women empowering network, Vital Voices Global Partnership, both as a Global Ambassadors Programme mentee, and as an expert judge and trainer for the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge.
Before moving to Belgium, she lived in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, and Switzerland. She speaks English, French and (Swiss) German.