Dr Jelena Madir
Dr Jelena Madir is the course convenor for FinTech: Law and Regulation, Corporate Governance and Compliance and International Project Finance. Jelena is the General Counsel of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance in Geneva. Previously, she spent 11 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, where she headed the Financial Law Unit - a dedicated unit focused on legal reform in the areas of corporate governance, FinTech, insolvency and access to finance. She also served as the Secretary to EBRD's Sanctions Board, whose role is to assess whether allegations by the Chief Compliance Officer that EBRD's counterparties have engaged in corrupt practices are adequately substantiated and justify the imposition of sanctions against the accused counterparties.
Prior to joining EBRD, Jelena worked as a finance and capital markets lawyer at US law firms in Washington, DC, Frankfurt and Zagreb. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA Government and Asian Studies), Columbia University School of Law (JD) and University of Westminster (PhD, Law).