Investment Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Luminate
Olena Boytsun leads investment activities in Central and Eastern Europe for Luminate, a global impact investing philanthropic organization, established by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. Luminate is set up to empower people and help improve lives by building stronger societies. Before Luminate was launched in 2018, it has worked in Ukraine as Omidyar Network.
Olena brings over 15 years of investment and management experience to her role, having worked and studied in Europe, Asia and the US. Olena is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Kyiv Institute, a member of the Steering Committee for Civitates fund, a philanthropic initiative for Solidarity and Democracy in Europe, and serves as a jury member at the start-up Seedstars competitions for CEE countries. Olena leads and develops Impact Investing club and initiated Diversity of Capital project in Ukraine with the aim to transform the financial funding system in the CEE region toward more flexible and effective capital.