Salena-Lorine Lee (North America)

Salena Lee works in Real Estate Private Equity at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. She started her finance career in renewable energy infrastructure on the back of completing a Masters in Advanced Finance at the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid.

Previously she served in the administration of Vice President Mike Pence during his previous role as Governor of the State of Indiana managing inbound European foreign direct investment as well as having served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Council on Strategic and International Affairs, a student-led think-tank which hosted speakers such as Feisal al-Istrabadi, Iraq’s United Nations Deputy Permanent Representative and primary drafter of the country’s Transitional Administrative Law. She was the Sr. Project Manager in International Business for IEDC projects originating in Europe. Working under Kent Anderson, she is the point of contact for European companies looking to expand into Indiana. Working with the City of Indianapolis, Salena helped launch GatewayUSA, Indiana’s first international business Launchpad.
Before working for the IEDC she worked as a private public relations and marketing consultant. During this time she served as the Director of Marketing and Client Relations of the largest online Arabic language program worldwide, and was responsible for meeting the Cairo-based company’s USAID grant goals in the wake of the Egyptian Revolution. She currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Council on Strategic and International Affairs, a student-led think-tank which has hosted speakers such as Feisal al-Istrabadi, Iraq’s United Nations Deputy Permanent Representative and primary drafter of the country’s Transitional Administrative Law.

Salena's Euroculture Experience

The education I received with the Euroculture Programme prepared me to have the critical thinking skills and unconventional problem solving abilities that the workforce today craves. I was exposed to so many cultures, ways of thinking, and styles of working, which allowed me to gain the core skills I need to be a successful leader and manager in the future. The balance of politics, culture, and business taught in Euroculture has allowed me to be an asset to different types of organizations, and has broadened my career options significantly compared to a traditional degree program. I highly recommend the Euroculture program to anyone looking to build the foundational competencies so highly valued in both the private and public sectors today.