Natalie Jaresko, former Finance Minister of Ukraine, will discuss Ukraine's critical governance challenges, the country's future relationship with Europe, and the process of implementing the Minsk II Agreement while contending with the consequences of Russian foreign policy.

Natalie Jaresko MPP '89 served as Finance Minister of Ukraine from 2014 to 2016. Prior to this, she was one of the co-founders and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, a fund manager with over $600 million under management.Simultaneously, Ms. Jaresko served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WNISEF, a position which she has held since February 2001.

Before joining WNISEF in 1995, Ms. Jaresko served as the Chief of the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine from 1992-1995, and in various economic positions at the State Department in Washington, D.C. from 1989-1992 after receiving her Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Currently, she is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Kyiv and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Financing and Capital.