Kristina Perkin Davison
Kristina Perkin Davison is a Co-Founder/Managing Partner of iEurope Capital, a private equity/venture capital fund that invests in technology companies in the emerging economies of Central Eastern Europe. She advises entrepreneurs on ways to grow their businesses by taking advantage of social networks to expand their markets, engage in collaborative partnerships, and follow disciplined cash flow management techniques. Prior to co-founding iEurope, Kristina worked at Bankers Trust Company, where she worked in the Eastern European Corporate Finance Group, and was based in London, Prague and Budapest, focusing on privatizations of state owned companies in Poland, the former Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Russia after the fall of the Berlin Wall. She also served as an Emerging Markets Specialist, researching investments for the Eastern European sector of one of the bank’s proprietary funds, and went on to raise capital by selling investment management services to corporate pension funds and endowments and foundations in North America and in Europe. She is frequently quoted in local business publications about entrepreneurship in the CEE, and was recently interviewed by the New York Bureau Chief of the Economist. Kristina is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is on the board of The Peter Westbrook Foundation, and is a former Board Member of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, ranked among the leading research institutions in the world in molecular biology and genetics and a pre-eminent cancer research institution. Kristina graduated with an AB Honors Degree from Harvard University, simultaneously earning an MBA and an MA in International Affairs at Columbia University afterwards. At Harvard she was a two-time New England Champion on the Women’s Fencing Team, which was the first to qualify for the NCAA in Harvard’s history.