Donatella De Ieso
Jr. Board (founding member)
Donatella is a Vice President at Evercore, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Prior to joining Evercore, Donatella worked at Merrill Lynch and before that at Lehman Brothers. During her 10 year career as a banker, Donatella has worked across a broad spectrum of sectors, products and geographies, gaining extensive experience in cross-border M&A transactions. Donatella received a Master of science in management from Bocconi University, Italy.
Originally from a small town in the south of Italy, Donatella has lived in Milan, Montreal, London and, most recently, New York. She has traveled extensively across the word and speaks three languages. Donatella is involved as a volunteer at Mentors4u, the largest non-profit independent mentoring program in Europe with the goal of helping young talented undergraduate students to identify the professional paths best suited to their skills and aspirations. She is also actively involved in charity-supporting organizations focused on improving the life of disadvantaged children.