Executive Director Business Development, CGF BOURSE
Prior to CGF Bourse, Lena Sene founded DCA (Developing Capital for Africa) to attract foreign investment to the African continent. Previously, Lena was a Managing Director at Deer Isle Capital LLC in New York, where she was responsible for overall business development and for the firm’s Africa investment strategy. Prior to Deer Isle, Lena was at Impact Capital Partners, an international alternative investment advisory firm focused on emerging and frontier markets. She began her banking career as a Private Banker at JPMorgan from 2000 to 2004 and at Lehman Brothers from 2004 to 2006.
In 2006, Lena was appointed by President Georges Bush to the White House Fellowship, a forty-eight year old non-partisan leadership program, along with 13 other nationally selected Americans. She served for Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She obtained Top Secret Security Clearance from the FBI. Lena was also selected 1 of 120 global scholar-leaders inducted into the Academy of Achievement Class of 2007.
In 2012, Lena was selected by former Prime Minister of Senegal, Idrissa Seck, to serve as his Campaign Director during the Senegalese presidential elections.
Lena has a B.A. in Economics from Bates College, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was selected a Mort Zuckerman Fellow.