Annabella Peng

Founder & CEO, Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA
Multidisciplinary mentor for budding entrepreneurs in the US and China.


About Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute

Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute (GELI) is an online and offline community with a global network of entrepreneurs, investors, and educators.

GELI helps rising leaders find and connect with life-long mentors. GELI places them into early-stage startups to have hands-on real-world entrepreneurial experience.

Mission & Vision: encourage and support global young leaders to pursue their passions and their wildest dreams in their careers.
– Bridge the world and different cultures with entrepreneurial spirit
– Help you find and connect with life-long mentors and impactful leaders from our global network
– Guide you to develop a personal business plan and go-to-market strategy
– Offer you hands-on real-world business/ startup experience to explore career possibilities and areas of interests



Annabella Peng is a young serial entrepreneur in cross-bordereducation, retail, and beauty and fashion. Founderand CEO of GELI, the Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute, in partnershipwith Google and many other local and global education and tech companies,connects 13-22 year-old rising leaders across Asia with life-long mentors inSilicon Valley and around the globe, helps them with career and life planning,guides them to land an internship or full-time job, and to naturally transitionto their early careers after school. GELI provides these young leaders withencouragement and support so that they can pursue their passions and wildestdreams. Annabella is a firm believer that anyone should have the opportunity tolive a life she/ he deems fit and life can be meticulously designed to meetone’s pursuit of happiness.

Prior to GELI she founded, a savings community for free luxury beauty assisting female engineersand scientists to find their unique fashion and beauty styles. She is also thebusiness owner of Charis Aphrodite & Co., an online affordable jewelry boutique. Both businesses are revenuepositive. Annabella has participated and helped close multiple deals withfortune 500 companies during her consulting career at Deloitte. Annabella is a2018 Fellow of Women Get Funded program. GELI and the founding team werefeatured in the 2018 US-China AI Summit. She is also an avid InternationalLatin dancer who recently won the first place in the 2018 International GrandBallroom. Annabella was educated at the University of Texas at Austin, GeorgetownUniversity, and Stanford University.