Leonor Stjepic

CEO | Montessori Group | London, United Kingdom

Leonor Stjepic is an award-winning social enterprise entrepreneur, CEO and mentor.

She has spent a third of her professional life in the private sector and two thirds working with NGOs.
Leonor’s first part of her career was spent in the private sector including running her own consultancy company in the UK and Spain. She was also a partner in an art gallery in London.

During the Balkans war, she volunteered in a refugee camp, which inspired Leonor, on her return to London, to move to the NFP sector. Her first role was with NPFA. Following that she worked for Index on Censorship before becoming the first Executive Director of the Galapagos Conservation Trust.

Her next CEO role was as Chief Executive of medical research charity, RAFT. During her time at RAFT, she created a life sciences company, Smart Matrix Ltd, and was its CEO for five years, whilst concurrently serving as CEO of RAFT. Under her leadership both organisations won a number of international awards.

In June 2018, Leonor became CEO of the Montessori Group.

Leonor is also a firm believer in mentoring and mentors a number of young women at different stages of their careers.