Melissa Ablett is the Head of New Centers, EU & Asia for CIC International, where she is responsible for launching and overseeing CIC’s new centers outside the United States.
Previously, Melissa was the General Manager of CIC Rotterdam, where she launched and led CIC’s first international location. CIC Rotterdam is home to 250 innovative startups, investors, and corporates in 10.000 square meters of space.
Prior to CIC, Melissa worked in the innovation policy sector in the US, and developed public-private initiatives to stimulate the state’s tech sector and support entrepreneurship. Following that, she helped grow a digital media startup from a small team through acquisition.