Ana Yankova is the Chief Investment Officer at Mount Holyoke College, the longest continuing women’s college in the U.S. Ana is responsible for the management and oversight of the college’s $1 billion endowment and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to stepping into this inaugural role in 2020, Ana was a partner at global investing firm Cambridge Associates where she led the investment process and portfolio oversight for a range of clients, including U.S. and European endowments, foundations and families with assets ranging from $300 million to $20 billion. Ana started her investing career at the Yale University Investments Office in 1999. Ana serves on the Investment Committee of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. Ana graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Ana’s experience is of great help to Teach for Bulgaria in its search for sustainability and long-term funding opportunities. Here is what she shares in her motivation to become part of the foundation’s Board of Directors:
“In my family, education and teaching are considered the noblest fields. That is why three generations have worked in education – from elementary teachers, literature teachers, and kindergarten principal to university professor. My work with Teach For Bulgaria will be my own contribution to the Bulgarian education cause. After three years of a pandemic and a delay in the acquisition of basic skills in schools, education is more important today than ever in Bulgaria and around the world.”