Ola El-Shawarby

Deputy Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equity

Ola El-Shawarby is Deputy Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets Equity Strategy at VanEck and a senior member of the Investment Team since 2017. Prior to joining VanEck, Ola was a Director and Senior Investment Analyst at Caravel Management LLC, specializing in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region. She was previously a Private Equity Summer Fellow at Kaust Investment Management Company, where she helped set the private equity investment strategy for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Endowment. Prior to moving to the US in 2009, Ola held several roles at EFG-Hermes Asset Management in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Vice President and Portfolio Manager.

Ola is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Societies in New York and Egypt. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BA, summa cum laude in Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from The American University in Cairo and a BS in Political Science (minor in Economics) from Cairo University.