Casolari Elena

Since its establishment (late 2012) Elena has been Executive president of Opes Impact fund, an investment vehicle targeting early stage social enterprises in East Africa and India in key development sectors with the aim at contributing in covering the "pioneer gap".

Since 2005 she has been CEO at  ACRA-CCS, one of the largest Italian NGOs, active in several countries in Africa and Latin America. She is director at Fondazione Umano Progresso, a private family run Italian foundation and also in the Board of the Tanzanian registered social enterprise, E&E (Education & Entrepreneurship). She has more than 10 years of experience in the mainstream investment banking industry covering global emerging markets for investment banks as HSBC, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Nikko Securities.

She graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and she was a Monbushoo researcher at the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.

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