Blen holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s in Business Economics from Marymount College. Blen is a finance and investment professional with 15+ years of experience managing investments in the US and Africa, with a particular focus in East Africa. Before joining CrossBoundary, Blen worked for McKinsey & Company in Ethiopia, where she advised public sector clients on investment strategy. Prior to that, Blen worked at Schulze Global Investment (now Cereberus) in Ethiopia, Fannie Mae in Washington DC, and Morgan Stanley in New York. Blen is based in CrossBoundary’s Nairobi office.