Speaker - Mellena Haile

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Mellena Haile is an analyst in the Office of the President for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Her responsibilities include advancing the Foundation’s entrepreneurial initiatives and strategy focusing on Africa and strengthening the development of the Expeditionary Economics field of research.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Haile was in the Darden Batten Business Incubator to develop a mobile payments platform concept to assist underserved individuals in the United States in gaining access to the mainstream financial system. Haile’s business case currently is taught at the Darden Graduate School of Business. While in the Incubator, Haile also worked as an associate at New Vantage Group, an active angel investors group, in Vienna, Va. where she managed the screening process of early stage companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Previously, Haile practiced architecture and engineering at Burt Hill in Washington, DC, where she managed and worked on both commercial and federal building projects.

Haile earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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New Solutions for Africa

09.19.11 | 00:56:30 min | 0 comments