Dr. Ana Pantelic is currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Fundación Capital, an international social enterprise whose mission is to advance economic citizenship globally and at scale. A key member of the executive team, she guides the organization's growth and development to broaden its scale and scope, and increase impact. Heading up the US office, she leads the organizational strategy, manages global external relations, and spearheads impact initiatives and innovation processes.
She has proactively launched an organization-wide performance management and social impact measurement system to increase efficiency, positioned the organization globally through a set of prestigious awards, and continues to provide technical guidance and support on a variety of issues, including social protection, financial inclusion, and digital solutions, to increase the financial and productive inclusion of millions of low-income families.
She was previously based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she was Founder of the LISTA Initiative, a scalable digital solution proven to empower low-income families, helping them manage their scarce resources, increase their savings, and ultimately build assets to decrease vulnerability. LISTA has become Fundación Capital's flagship initiative, having reached 500,000+ users across ten countries on three continents, and having been adopted into public policy by several national governments.
Ana is frequently invited to lecture at conferences and universities and has spoken in 20 countries on topics ranging from sustainable development to financial inclusion (Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States). She has also been featured on television and in the media, and has participated in two TEDx events. A published author, amateur photographer, and enthusiastic traveler, she is fluent in three languages, and seeks to leverage her personal, professional and academic interests in order to positively contribute to the world, seeking well-being, equity, and social justice.
She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Belgrade in Serbia, a Master of Arts in International Relations (with distinction) from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science in Communication (magna cum laude) with a minor in Business Administration and Management, also from Boston University.