Elaine Smith

Elaine Smith
  • Director
    Instituto Geração

Elaine Smith is Director of the Instituto Geração (Generation Institute), the first Brazilian non-profit organization to encourage and support the new generation of privileged individuals in re-thinking their role and practices towards social change. She is also a volunteer at ICE (Instituto de Cidadania Empresarial) and consults for AEF-Brasil (Associação de Educação Financeira do Brasil). Prior, she worked in the private sector for Patrimonio, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. Smith has applied her business skills to encourage economically privileged youth to help build a better future, advocate for impact investing to be a new asset class and work to develop civil society organizations that address diverse causes, including financial literacy. Smith is a Member of Nexus, Rede de Transformação Pública, Novos Líderes, Muda Mundo and RedeGeração. She has a BA in Business Administration from Mackenzie and an MBA in Finance from the FIA University of Sao Paulo.