Maria Simona Jelescu

CEO at Ardinall Investment Management

Maria S. Jelescu is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ardinall Investment Management, an investment firm focused on sustainability and climate change solutions that she started in 2017.


Work biography

Maria Jelescu has held her CFA since 2004 and holds a dual degree in economics and management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prior to founding Ardinall Investment Management, she spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs & Co., where she most recently served as a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director in the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners Group in the Investment Management Division.

Currently, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and also serves as the Co-Chair of their Women in Energy program.

Additionally, Maria Jelescu is a member of the MIT Corporation’s Development Committee and sits on the MIT Economics Department’s Visiting Committee. She serves as a director on the board of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE: MIC) and on the board of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Additionally, she serves on the boards of several private companies and non-profit organizations.

Maria Jelescu is also a member of the New York State Secure Choice Savings Program Board. She is a member of the Economic Club of New York, the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) and a member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle.

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