The Impetus-PEF executive team comprises individuals drawn from financial, consulting and professional services as well as the the not-for-profit sector. We believe that this makes for a team that combines experience, discipline and insight.
Daniela Barone Soares, Chief Executive Officer
Prior to her appointment as CEO of Impetus-PEF, Daniela served as Chief Executive of Impetus Trust from June 2006. Most of her career has been in private equity and venture capital, with BancBoston Capital in the US and Europe, Citigroup in Brazil and Goldman Sachs in New York. Prior to joining Impetus Trust, Daniela worked for Save the Children in the UK. Daniela has a BSc in Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Daniela has long been committed to finding innovative ways to break the cycle of poverty and create opportunities for the economically disadvantaged. In 2008, she featured in the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live. In November 2013, Daniela was appointed to the UK National Advisory Board, which advises the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. She is a non-executive director of the Halma plc and a member of the Business Advisory Council at Saïd Business School at Oxford University. She has previously served on the Advisory Board for Big Society Capital.