Jana Svedova

Title: Director - Impact Investing

Jana is the Director of Impact Investing at the Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing at the Sauder School of Business. Jana has a background in the financial industry in wealth management and business banking, which inspired her interest in socially focused business. After completing an MBA at the Sauder School of Business she worked as Investment Manager for one of Asia’s first impact investments funds based in Hong Kong, conducting due diligence on investment opportunities and providing post investment support to ventures throughout Southeast Asia and China. Recognizing the need for more support for young social ventures in the region Jana co-founded Synergy Social Ventures, a San Francisco and Hong Kong based nonprofit organization that supports early stage social ventures in Southeast Asia. She has provided advisory and capacity building support to entrepreneurs and worked with philanthropists and policymakers on developing strategies to support the development of the social venture sector. Jana holds a BA in International Relations and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.