Lejla Kusturica

Atelier for Community Transformation – ACT, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Executive director

As a long time activist, Lejla believes in solidarity, human potential, active local communities, joint initiatives, and the good in people. Lejla works relentlessly for a good cause, has strong principles, and constantly strives to do more. In the past, Lejla has worked as a philanthropic manager at a large foundation and an economic and women’s rights empowerment manager in Srebrenica, BiH, the place of the worst European genocide since WWII. Lejla has launched “My Hair, Your Hair” initiative to raise awareness and supports well-being for children with cancer. She has also co-founded an arts foundation staging exhibitions and arts in the physical public and residential domain tarnished by war and post-war neglect.