Responsible businesses and investors are catalyst to reducing inequality and improving the lives of those in marginalized communities

Lina Peña

Lina Peña joined Elevar Equity in 2019 as a part of the Latin America investment team. She believes that “Responsible businesses and investors are catalyst to reducing inequality and improving the lives of those in marginalized communities."

Lina has 10+ years of experience in structuring and analyzing private equity investments in emerging markets. Prior to joining Elevar, Lina worked as an Investment Management Officer at IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where she led and supported projects to invest in private equity funds, venture capital funds, growth stage companies, and financial institutions. During her time at the IDB, she represented the organization in more than thirteen Advisory Boards and Investment Committees across different sectors.

While working full time, Lina co-founded a women entrepreneurship network in her home country, Colombia. She has volunteered as a teacher for children displaced from violence, and engaged in several initiatives, including managing the Global Equity Fund at the University of Maryland (UMD).

She holds a B.A. in Finance from the Universidad Sergio Arboleda, and is an MBA candidate at the Robert Smith School of Business at UMD. Lina is passionate about development, specifically, the development impact of disruptive technologies and women empowerment. She enjoys reading, traveling, and walking her dog Frida.