Janelle Muntz LassondeFormer banker and independent author
Janelle Muntz Lassonde was the EduFinance Leadership Chair of Opportunity International’s Waymaker campaign, the former chair of the Schools of Opportunity campaign, and an unwavering advocate of the organization’s EduFinance work since its inception. She formerly served as a Director of Credit Risk at UBS and was based in London and Johannesburg, where she led the investment bank’s mining and sub-Saharan Africa portfolios. She is a writer and blogger with articles appearing in Maclean’s, The Good Life France, and her blog, “French Lessons.” She has recently completed a memoir with the working title Roquelune: The House That Taught Me French. Janelle has a BA from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s in Economics from the London School of Economics. She is also a board member of The Royal Conservatory of Music, a Canadian non-profit music education institution and performance venue. She splits her home base between Toronto and Antibes (France).