Natalie Jaresko

Natalie Jaresko
Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital

Natalie A. Jaresko is one of the co-founders of Horizon Capital and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Currently Horizon Capital manages three funds, Emerging Europe Growth Fund II (EEGF ІІ), Emerging Europe Growth Fund (EEGF) and Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), with over $600 million under management. Ms. Jaresko manages Horizon Capital’s fundraising strategy, and relationships with current and potential limited partners. She is responsible for overseeing investment team transaction development and execution, coordinating the portfolio monitoring process, and overall investment team activity. She is a member of the Investment Committee, and also serves on the boards of several of Horizon Capital’s portfolio companies.

Ms. Jaresko has over twenty two years of professional experience in the region, primarily in Ukraine. She is a U.S. citizen fluent in Ukrainian, and received her Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1989. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois in 1987 and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Ms. Jaresko received the Order of Princess Olha award from the President of Ukraine in 2003 for her contributions to the Ukrainian economy.