Aitana Giebels Van Bekestein

Event and Content Lead, London

Aitana is Content and Events Manager at Northzone, based in the London office. Her role is focused on content strategy and production and event strategy and management.

Prior to joining Northzone, Aitana was a Creative Project Manager at Idea Parade – a PR agency focusing on collaborative solutions and creative partnerships. Aitana’s background lies heavily in the fashion industry with experience from renowned brands such as Mulberry, L.K. Bennett, among others.

Aitana holds a BFA(Hons) from Parsons School of Design NYC, a minor in Chinese Mandarin from Lang – The New School and a Certification for Marketing from the Wharton School.

Into the wild

My proudest accomplishments are starting my first business at the age of 22, and more recently my shift from the fashion industry to the world of venture capital.

Being challenged, by others or myself, motivates me – I love learning new things.

I’m a sucker for a romcom

The last book I read was ‘Sophia of Silicon Valley’ by Anna Yen. It was recommended to me when I joined Northzone and I really enjoyed it. I also appreciate how it reminded me to always work hard, be eager to learn, and to let life figure out the rest.

I love stories and storytelling, I enjoy most genres but romcom’s are my guilty pleasure.