Yara has 16 years’ experience in the technology, sustainability and energy sectors in capital raising, private equity, and equity research.

Before founding Ekta Partners, Yara was a principal at Deutsche Bank, London, where she worked within the energy and infrastructure private equity team, covering sectors including renewables, electricity and transport. Previously, Yara was an executive director and sector head at Goldman Sachs in London, where she covered the technology sector in equity research. Prior to Goldman Sachs, she worked in a tech start up in the Silicon Valley and at Linklaters in Paris.

Yara graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC Business School) and received a Master in Laws from the University of La Sorbonne.

Yara is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.