Ella is a Vice President within Global Gateway, SVB’s international market development team and extends SVB’s network and services to companies from Emerging Markets as they scale and expand to global markets. Previously, Ella was part of the Global Fund Banking team at SVB, managing banking and lending relationships with VC and PE firms in New York. Before joining SVB, Ella worked at Morgan Stanley as a Fixed Income Securities Advisor to institutional investors including pension funds, foundations, endowments, and government entities globally.
Prior to entering the private sector, Ella worked as a Chief of Staff to the Head of Political Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C, working closely with U.S. government officials and foreign Embassies to enhance the strategic relations with Israel. Previously, she served as a Foreign Relations Liaison in the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel.
Originally from Ethiopia and Israel, she is passionate about leveraging innovation to address social challenges and is active with numerous initiatives that facilitate inclusive economic growth.