Anita Tiessen 


Anita Tiessen is the CEO of Youth Business International, the global network of expert organisations focused on helping young people start, grow or sustain their own business.

Her career has focused on international development and human rights, with previous CEO or senior executive roles at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, UNICEF UK, and Amnesty International. Now based in the UK, she initially worked as a journalist and government communicator in her native Canada. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from York University.