« It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. » – Seneca
Velika Yordanova became a part of HiiL in 2018. At first, she joined the Justice Transformation Team as an Operations Officer and later became a part of the Project Management Team in order to focus on development and implementation of HiiL’s projects. Within the PM team, Velika is responsible for facilitating the effective execution of projects and organizing internal and external resources for project delivery. Velika holds a Bachelors Degree from The Hague University in International and European Law, with a thesis on « Online Dispute Resolution from an international business perspective » and a Masters Degree from Maastricht University in Globalization and Law with a thesis on « Identifying the gaps in big data regulation ». Before joining HiiL, Velika worked at the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre as an Emergency Response Officer.
As a certified Prince2 Project Manager, Velika supports the implementation of HiiL’s projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Mali.
Outside work hours, Velika is quite active. She likes to go running, climbing, playing games, or motivating people to join her next adventure. When she’s staying at home, she likes to keep herself entertained with sewing, painting, friends but also learning something new. For example, she is now learning about artificial intelligence.
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