Elena Iannaccone is a Director at Social Finance, supporting the impact investing team.
Prior to joining Social Finance, Elena worked in public, private and development finance. Most recently, Elena was a VP at Blackstone, focused on integrating ESG and sustainable investing across the firm. Prior to Blackstone, Elena worked at Lion’s Head Global Partners, a boutique emerging markets investment bank focused on innovative finance. At LHGP, she led product development and fundraising of Otundi Ventures, a Pan-African, tech-enabled, VC Fund focused on investing in underrepresented founders, and structured a $50 million financing facility for social enterprises, incorporating concessionary finance into a blended fund to syndicate commercial co-investments.
Elena holds a dual-MPA in International Finance & Development Economics from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and a BA in International Political Economy and French from Smith College.
Social Finance's mission resonates strongly with my own desire to make capital markets more inclusive and equitable. Deploying innovative financial structures that acknowledge and address the barriers that historically excluded and/or underrepresented individuals face excites me.