Gelila is Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa.
Gelila is a dual master’s student at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics studying International Security/International Relations. Before, she pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Mannheim in Political Science and Sociology and spent a semester abroad at Sciences Po Paris in Reims. As a student, she gained practical experience as a research assistant at the Chair of Political Science IV (University of Mannheim) and as an intern at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C.. In a gap year, Gelila spent time interning at the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Abidjan/Côte d’Ivoire and at the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Later, she worked as a visiting associate with the consulting company africon GmbH focusing on sales and project management. Gelila speaks German, English, Tigrinya, French and is learning Arabic.