Veni Kleonakou

General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens

Veni has more than 15 years’ experience in the communications industry. Her particular expertise is in strategic corporate and brand communication for international and local brands. 

Prior to Weber Shandwick, Veni was Special Advisor to the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Ministry of Development, and Greenberg Quinlan & Rosner in Washington, DC.

She holds an MPA from Cornell University with a specialization in business and public affairs. In addition, she holds a BSc in International and European Economics & Politics and has been awarded the Onassis Scholarship for graduate studies. Due to her studies and work, she has travelled to many places around the world and is no stranger to dealing with odd situations.

Veni loves sailing in the Aegean and believes that, in life, rather than waiting for the winds to change, it’s better to adjust your sails.