Managing Director
Deer Isle Capital LLC

Ms. Sene is responsible for overall business development and for the firm’s Africa investment strategy. Prior to Deer Isle, Lena was at Impact Capital Partners, focused on emerging and frontier markets where she advised USAID on the placement of a $100 million climate change private equity fund mandate to invest in SMEs in frontier markets..

In 2011, Lena was selected by former Prime Minister of Senegal, Idrissa Seck, to serve as his campaign manager during the Senegalese presidential elections. In 2006, Lena was appointed by the President to the White House Fellowship.

Sene is fluent in English, French, Russian and Wolof. She serves on the Board of Trustee of Bates College and was an elected Board Member of the United Nations Association of New York. She is a member of The Economic Club of New York.

Sene has a B.A. in Economics from Bates College, an MBA from Harvard and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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