Jackie Jena

Jackie Jena

Corporate and Private Partnerships Manager
Africa, Americas, Civil Society, Gender Equality & Inclusion, Leadership, Youth

Jackie joins the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship team as the Corporate and Private Partnerships Manager.  In this role she is responsible for leading and supporting the global team in partner outreach and retention. As a human rights lawyer and marketing professional, Jackie is an advocate for social change, gender and youth development She is coming to IREX with a wealth of experience in resource mobilization and partner development.

Most recently, Jackie was working with African Leadership Foundation, as the External Relations Manager helping to build private funding and support for the African Leadership Academy based in South Africa. Her previous work includes working with the Higher Life Foundation, Charity Water and Boston Consulting Group. She hails from Zimbabwe and brings extensive knowledge about African private sector to the team.

Jackie is a law graduate from Rhodes University in South Africa, and attended graduate school at ESCP Europe Business School in the United Kingdom.