RENEW Strategies

Renata Makhoul Business Development Consultant

Renata Makhoul Business Development Consultant

As Business Development Consultant, Renata provides support to business development efforts of selected Ethiopian companies in RENEW’s pipeline and portfolio.

Renata brings extensive experience in finance, business development and start-up acceleration across different countries. She most recently worked with a business Accelerator, leading the first cohort of growth stage Ethiopian companies in an investment readiness program. Before that she was leading the source and selection efforts of a Social Impact Business Accelerator in Brazil.

Prior to that, Renata worked for over five years in investment banking, working for financial institutions such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, participating in several debt and equity capital markets transactions, and Mergers and Acquisitions advisory across many industries. She also has experience in project management for the social sector and fundraising in Brazil and the UK.

Renata holds a Master of Science in International Business and Politics from the University of London, where she graduated with distinction. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus on corporate finance and capital markets from the top business school in Latin America.