Olena is a Senior Associate in the Direct Origination team at Apollo. Prior to that Olena worked in Leveraged Finance team at BAML. She graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont where she majored in Economics and minored in Math.
Olena was born and raised in Ukraine before going to high school in Switzerland and to college in the US. Since graduating from college in 2016, Olena has realized how lucky she was as an immigrant to win H1B visa and to obtain secure jobs in the US. She is passionate about giving back to the community and always looks for new ways to be helpful. She first started volunteering with Upwardly Global in 2020 before she joined the New York Leadership Council in 2021. Olena is an outdoor enthusiast: she loves running, hiking, downhill biking, and other outdoor activities.