Natalie A. Jaresko has enjoyed a distinguished international career in public service and private industry. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Financial Oversight & Management Board (FOMB) for Puerto Rico. She works with stakeholders on fiscal policy, debt restructuring, and implementation of critical infrastructure projects to restore economic vitality and investment on the island.
As Ukraine’s Finance Minister (2014-16) she served at a particularly critical moment when the post-revolutionary state was rocked by deep recession and war on part of its territory. During her tenure, she led the successful negotiation of the largest IMF program in the institution’s history, as well as a complex debt restructuring. Her government’s success in restoring macroeconomic stability enabled the creation of a broad international financial coalition to support Ukraine’s transition.
Previously, she spent two decades working as Horizon Capital co-founder and CEO, a fund with over $600 million under management, and as Western NIS Enterprise Fund President and CEO, creating a platform for small and mid-cap private equity investment in the region. She began her career in public service in the United States, serving in the State Department from 1989-92, then as Economic Section Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine from 1992-95.