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Emily Channon joined Gazelle Finance in October 2017 and serves as Operations Officer. Emily brings over 6 years of diverse financial experience with multiple companies, including auditing, investor relations, financial modeling, financial analysis, commercial banking and corporate banking.

Prior to joining Gazelle Finance, Emily worked at EBRD in the Manufacturing & Services team, as an Intern Analyst. At EBRD, she worked on several projects in Georgia and Azerbaijan with a total investment up to $50M, where she contributed as a project team member and was involved in project and covenant compliance monitoring, environmental and social compliance, due diligence, preparation of credit review and final review memoranda for direct financing projects and risk sharing projects, and creating/updating financial models.

Prior to EBRD, Emily initially worked as an accountant and later as an auditor at Deloitte, which involved the preparation of asset, liability and capital account entries and the audit of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP, agreed upon procedures and due diligence projects.

Emily also worked for JSC Bank Constanta as a Financial Reporting Officer where she prepared monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports for the bank’s creditors, analyzed the bank’s financial ratios and prepared contracts between the bank and the creditors.

Emily holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Hult International Business School with a concentration in Finance and Management. She successfully sat the F1F9 (FAST) modelling course and is working towards becoming a member of ACCA (she has passed the F1-F5 ACCA papers to date). Bilingual in English and Georgian, Emily also has good working knowledge of Russian