Layalee is the Regional Coordinator for North America at UNEP FI. She is engaged with industry leads and the finance sector in North America to assist in implementing banking, insurance and investment activities. Her role consists of developing UNEP FI sustainable finance programme with members in the region, facilitating knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning and supporting the adoption of the sustainable finance agenda and working with members to address regional priorities.
Layalee Ramahi, a business strategy and sustainability professional, has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry in market analysis, strategy and product and business development. With an MBA in Banking and Finance and executive certification in Sustainable Business Practices and Management from University of California - San Diego, Layalee specializes in developing business strategy and project management focused on sustainability integration and strategy alignment.
Prior to working as a consultant in the United States, Layalee worked across different emerging markets in the Middle East. Layalee previously headed the business strategy and sustainability function for Tawreeq Holdings group based out of Dubai, leading the development and execution of the business strategy and establishing the sustainability unit. Before that, she worked in analysis, operations and communications in financial markets and investment management consultancies in Jordan and Egypt.