Laya Khadjavi Hometown: NYC, NY

Laya Khadjavi is a seasoned finance executive, currently working as an independent adviser to emerging asset management firms and non-profit organizations. She is a non-executive board member of GoldenTree ABS Management. From 2012 to 2016, Laya was COO, Head of Strategy and Business Development at ICE Canyon, a global investment management firm specializing in Emerging Markets. Prior to ICE Canyon, Laya was Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where she held a succession of senior management positions, including: Global Head of Markets Group in Global Wealth Management, Global Head of Collateralized Debt Obligations, and Co-Head of North America Finance Group. Laya began her career at Salomon Brothers. Laya is Co-Chair of Brown University’s Women’s Leadership Council and a member of its Middle East Studies’ Council. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education and is a member of the Board of Advisors of IAWF. She is also a member of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art Visiting Committee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2008, Laya received The Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award. Laya holds a BS in Applied Mathematics-Economics and a BA in French Literature from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University.