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Diana Kolar is a graduate of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, where she was a Finance major with minors in Spanish and Justice & Peace Studies. She began her career in the investment bank of JP Morgan in NYC, where she spent 6 years in Debt Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance. An avid supporter of women in finance, she also led JPM’s Junior Women in Banking program and was on their VP Women’s Network Operating Committee.
Always interested in the intersection of finance and development, she left the bank in 2018 to pursue her MBA at the University of Oxford, where she focused on impact investing and ran the school’s student venture capital fund. Post-Oxford, she stayed in London to work at British International Investment, the UK’s Development Finance Institution. She began her career there as an investor in the Financial Services Group and later served as Chief of Staff to the CEO and as an Innovative Finance lead on the Asset Allocation and Capital Solutions team within the Office of the Chief Investment Officer.
She moved back to DC in 2022 and recently rejoined JPM as a Vice President on their Impact Finance & Advisory team, focused on credit structuring and helping to fill the gap between philanthropic and market-rate capital by lending to and investing in organizations, ventures and projects that advance inclusive growth and racial equity.
Diana loves traveling and has lived in 3 countries and been to 35 (and counting…) with notable recent trips to Rovaniemi, Finland and Seoul, Republic of Korea. She is so excited to re-engage with the Georgetown community by serving on the SIPS board and to support the fund’s critical mission.