Professor, author and TEDx Speaker, has 18 years of business experience at the interface between leading Business Schools and companies. During her career, she has worked with entrepreneurs, SMEs, multinationals, governments and NGOs, in Germany and world-wide. She has also worked with top academics in the area of the Circular Economy which inspired her to create a practical hands-on programme. She has also developed a Udemy course on Circular Economy with focus on entrepreneurs.
Dr Kierans was born and raised in Croatia but she lived for 25 years abroad (Italy, Germany, Belgium) which resulted in the knowledge of six languages. She completed all her studies in Germany, including her Doctorate. In addition, Dr Kierans is also an Alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. She was also invited to deliver a TEDx TALK in Europe.
Today, she is a Partner at MGT OPEN and Grounded Press as well as a Professor at the Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) in Shenzhen, China.