Justina Lai

Justina Lai

Director of Impact Investing and Shareholder
Wetherby Asset Management
justina@wetherby.com

Justina joined Wetherby as Director of Impact Investing in 2015. In her role, she leads the firm's impact investment strategy and supports Wetherby’s client service team in integrating impact investments across client portfolios. Prior to Wetherby, she was a Director and Senior Investment Analyst at Sonen Capital focused on global impact investment strategies in the private markets including private equity, private debt, and real assets investments. Previously, Justina helped manage the Rockefeller Foundation’s Program Related Investments portfolio comprised of domestic and international impact investments in private equity and private debt. She was also a core member of the Impact Investing team where she advanced and shaped the grantmaking initiative strategy focused on building the field of impact investing. In addition, she has held positions with Legacy Venture in Palo Alto, CA and Rwanda Ventures, a business incubator launching and operating sustainable agricultural companies in Kigali, Rwanda.

Prior to her career in impact investing, Justina spent several years in investment banking with Citigroup and private equity with Vestar Capital Partners in New York and Paris. Justina received a B.S. in Finance and International Business, summa cum laude, from New York University and an M.B.A. with certificates in Public and Global Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Justina is a Board Member and Finance Committee Chair of Turning Green, a student-led global movement focused on promoting positive environmental and social actions.