Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia (BA, MA) is the President & CEO of Digital Nova Scotia . She’s a multilingual senior level executive with over 20 years of combined experience in the private, public & academic sectors. Her career spans five geographic regions: America (North), Africa (South), Middle East, Asia & Europe.
Ulrike thrives on challenges! With a proven track record in International Marketing, Business & Economic Development, Channel Management, Government/Stakeholder Relations, Board Governance, Fundraising, Organizational Growth & Public Speaking, she’s a true game-changer. Having lived, worked & studied in the USA, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Israel & now Canada, Ulrike has merged her passion for inclusive diversity, entrepreneurship, innovation, new technologies & STEAM-education with her keen ambition to help individuals & businesses succeed in local & global markets.
Ulrike has worked in executive leadership roles at the headquarters of prominent technology multinationals, SMEs & Startups, including Intel, Compaq/HP, RAD Data Communications, Commtouch Software, McAfee & Seaside Wireless. Her diverse sector expertise in software, hardware & networking products in ICT companies & software development in med-tech, aerospace & defense industries, provides her with first-hand experience & insight into the multi-sectoral facets of the ICT sector & its magnitude of opportunities.
Ulrike has been honoured with the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award for two consecutive years (2016 and 2015). In 2015, she was also recognized with the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, the national WCT Top 15 Leadership Excellence Award: Innovator & the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO Award. In 2014, Ulrike was a recipient of the Progress Women of Excellence Award: Innovator/Entrepreneur, named 1 of Canada’s top 40 Change-Makers by Canadian Living, and received the Mannesmann Teaching Award (USA) & Fulbright Scholarship (USA) while pursuing her M.A.
Ulrike is an elected member of the International Women’s Forum & sits on Industry Advisory Boards with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Computer Science & the Saint Mary’s University Sobey School of Business.
Ulrike is married and has two children. She moved with her family from Israel to Nova Scotia in 2002.