Ellen Brooks Shehata is the Investment Lead for the Innovative Finance Practice at IRC’s Airbel Impact Lab, building a portfolio of projects to realign capital behind humanitarian objectives. She has over a decade of expertise working in the Middle East in finance, investment advisory, fundraising, and policy and served as a Vice President in JPMorgan’s Private Banking division from 2014-2019. Prior to that, she was living in Cairo, Egypt, and working in Cairo, Egypt, at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt on economic and investment policy.
Ms. Brooks Shehata holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs: International Finance, Middle Eastern Studies. She is on the Board of ArteEast and Funtasia Impact, and holds Series 7, 63 securities licenses.