Opportunity Fund is pleased to announce that Linda Ba has joined the organization’s Southern California Regional Board. Linda has a strong background in finance and has already demonstrated her interest in Opportunity Fund’s mission by serving on the Host Committee at our recent Taste of Microfinance event in Los Angeles.
“Throughout my career and travels, I’ve seen the importance of encouraging and promoting entrepreneurship,” said Linda. “I’m thrilled to join Opportunity Fund’s Board of Directors in Los Angeles so I can help educate and empower entrepreneurs and further the organization’s mission.“
Linda is currently a managing director at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Prior to that, she was an analyst at Post Advisory Group. Before that, she spent more than 15 years in global equity management, working as an analyst and portfolio manager at Giovine Capital, Artisan Partners, Putnam Investments, and Nicholas-Applegate, where she managed the multi-billion-dollar International Growth Fund.
She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in History from the College of Arts and Sciences, and went on to receive her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Linda has visited more than 70 countries, which fueled her interest in economic and educational development, cooking, sampling ethnic cuisine, and exploring different cultures. Her passion as a global citizen and her professional experience will positively benefit Opportunity Fund’s Board of Directors and push our mission to greater heights.
“Linda is a great addition to our Southern California Regional Board. She has a wealth of financial and investment management experience and is highly regarded by our friends in the financial sector,” said CEO Luz Urrutia. “She brings perfect energy, experience and perspective to the organization.”