As a Lebanese who grew up in Nigeria, Jessica has a diverse international background. Fluent in French, Arabic, English and Spanish, her career in finance spans across different functions and locations (Auditor at PwC in Beirut, Business Author at a prestigious Lebanese magazine, Credit Analyst at Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai, Rates Sales on the trading floor of Barclays Bank in London). She also has experience in Communications at an ESG startup in Rome.
Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut (including an exchange semester in Washington DC), as well as an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona (specialized in Entrepreneurship & Innovation). She also completed an internship at Novartis in Basel as part of the program, and was key in the fundraising efforts of the Spanish VC “Faraday Venture Partners”.
Besides discovering new restaurants around town, Jessica enjoys singing, playing tennis, hiking, as well as HIT training (especially Barry’s Bootcamp!).