Elena Casolari CEO of Fondazione ACRA-CCS, Board member of the Fondazione Umano Progresso and of Education and Entrepreneurship Ltd., a social enterprise in Tanzania delivering vocational training in rural areas. Since its establishment (late 2012) Elena has been Executive president of Opes Impact fund, the first Italian 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”. Previously, she worked for over a decade in investment banking in emerging Countries (HSBC, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Nikko Securities). Elena graduated in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and she was a researcher at the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo for two years.
P11. International Development Assistance and the Emerging Role of Social Enterprise / La cooperazione internazionale e il ruolo emergente delle imprese sociali