As a Co-Founder & Investment Director of Genesis Capital LATAM, Paula is actively managing the Capital Markets Fund with a focus on delivering steady returns with limited risk exposure, while overseeing the existing PE investments Paula leads the decision making on FinTech and Digital Initiatives. As a serial entrepreneur, Paula takes place in the World Business Angels Forum (WBAF) Global Startup Committee in addition to representing WBAF in the United Arab Emirates, which as organization aims to ease access to finance and know-how for businesses from startup to scale up. In 2018, Paula co-founded a UAE/KSA Fintech startup in the Shariah Capital Markets space, seeking to lead the industry initiative of standardization and automation. Prior to entering the FinTech space, she had structured both conventional and Islamic cross-asset instruments in a top tier UAE bank, introducing innovation and exotic structures to the Shariah space. Previous achievements in trading and research spread across MENA and Frontier Markets. She holds a B.A. in International Finance from Istanbul, Turkey, an MSc diploma in Financial Engineering with a concentration in automated trading systems from the USA, and a current Ph.D. candidate in the derivatives field.