Katia Mead

Katia Mead is a consultant with over 25 years of experience in public affairs, communications, and management for leading international cultural institutions, high-level NGOs, and corporate clients. In her consulting and philanthropic work, she has been dedicated to developing and implementing diplomatic and cultural exchanges that advance humanitarian issues, build peace, international collaboration, and mutual understanding.
Clients have included the United Nations Foundation, The Foundation for Civil Society, The Iran Project, NYC2012, Fujisankei Communications, the Japan Art Association, European Commission -TACIS, Loews Corporation, and Arc Consulting. 
Since 2006, she has served as the Director of the U.S. Nominating Committee of the Praemium Imperiale, a global art prize under the patronage of the Imperial family of Japan. She started her career in the performing arts representing world-renowned companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Grand Kabuki Theater, the Stuttgart Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater Company, and the Moscow Circus. She transitioned to consulting in 1991 working on political and corporate campaigns at the Sawyer Miller Group and later at Lacey & Heilbron.
Katia serves on the Board of Bioversity International USA; the Foundation for Civil Society; the Advisory Board of Near & Far Aid; and as Honorary Chair of L'École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec. She received her B.A. from Fordham University and her M.A. in International Finance from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.