Ellen Brooks Shehata

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 and working Cairo, Egypt, at the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt on economic and investment policy. Ellen 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 Boards of ArteEast and Funtasia Impact, and holds Series 7, 63 securities licenses.