Elena Casolari

Co-founder & Partner | OPES Italia & Fondazione OPES-LCEF | Italy

Elena Casolari is Co-founder and Partner at OPES Italia which invests in impact enterprises in Italy and is also Chair of OPES-LCEF, an impact investment vehicle that provides financial resources and management support to early stage social enterprises whose businesses serve low-income people. Elena believes in the transformative power of impact investing and social enterprise and is an advocate and practitioner of gender smart investing. For ten years Elena was engaged in development cooperation and before that she spent 12 years in the investment banking industry covering emerging markets. Elena serves on the boards of private foundations and impact enterprises in Italy and globally.