MFWW 2020 Speaker

Najada Kumbuli

Head of Investments, Visa Foundation

As Head of Investments for the Visa Foundation, Najada Kumbuli is responsible for leading investment efforts in support of the Foundation’s mission to financially empower unserved or underserved women-owned, micro and small businesses, including the allocation of $140 million in private market capital to support the Foundation’s Equitable Access Initiative as well as re-alignment of the broader portfolio of investments to reflect the values and priorities of the Visa Foundation.

Previously, Najada was Investment Director for Calvert Impact Capital where she led development and execution of investing strategies, structured and originated complex investment opportunities with other private and public investors, and managed the credit quality and impact performance within financial inclusion and renewable energy portfolios globally. Originally from Albania, Najada received a B.A. and B.Econ. from Macalester College in the U.S. and is now based in Washington, D.C.