Jelena is an equity officer, evaluating new opportunities and supporting existing investments globally.
Prior to joining Oikocredit, Jelena spent six years at the European Commission in Brussels working on EU accession negotiations and managing development finance programmes for the Western Balkans and Turkey.
Before that, Jelena worked as policy officer/researcher with the Dutch national government and Dutch Central Bank.
In 2011, she gained experience in a private equity firm in Jakarta investing in microfinance institutes in Java. Jelena has a Masters in Econometrics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a Master in Microfinance from the Solvay Business School of Brussels.