Ms. Julia Eberdal
CEO, Sound Diplomacy
Julia Eberdal is the CEO of Sound Diplomacy. Sound Diplomacy is a leading global strategic consultancy, advising cities, governments and companies on how to achieve economic growth through music and night time economies in cities and places. Sound Diplomacy runs Music Cities Convention, the world’s largest event bringing together the music industry with city planners, developers, policy makers and executives. Sound Diplomacy delivered the first ever music presentation at a UN World Urban Forum and consulted at length with the Greater London Authority, including working on the development of London’s Night Czar and across the Mayor of London’s music policy.
A native Swedish speaker, Julia has a strong consulting background, having worked within a broad range of industries with a focus on renewable energy, infrastructure and property development. She has worked on and managed projects in the UK, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Julia holds an MSc in Economics and Business majoring in Finance, as well as an MA in International Management; having studied at Stockholm School of Economics as well as London School of Economics.