Resilience Capital Ventures
Gillian Marcelle, PhD is a senior leader in economic development and international business with a proven track record in attracting investment to emerging markets. She leads Resilience Capital Ventures LLC, a boutique capital advisory practice specialising in blended finance. Resilience has been successful in capital raising, including mobilizing domestic investors in Caribbean markets for a Fund issued by international investor MPC Capital AG. Dr Marcelle has designed and initiated a blended finance partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, has served in staff roles with the International Finance Corporation, in capital markets at JP Morgan Chase and M&A with British Telecom. As part of her thought leadership practice, she is very active in the impact investment space, where her contributions and perspectives on diversity, inclusion, accountability and alignment with the SDGs are becoming influential. Her Sub-Saharan African activities include serving as a non-Executive Director of Tafari Capital Pty Ltd. and she previously was a tenured Associate Professor at Wits Business School, Johannesburg. She maintains deep and wide professional and academic networks in the US, Europe, across the African continent and the Caribbean bridging the worlds of finance and investment, international development and advocacy.