Jessie Coates
Global Impact Entrepreneurship Leader, EY

As EY Global Impact Entrepreneurship and Markets Leader, Jessie brings together entrepreneurs, corporates and public sector institutions to help scale new technologies and business models that purposefully drive progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

A chartered accountant by trade, Jessie began her career in corporate finance before working as a consultant with clients across the social, private and public sectors. Since 2017, she has focused on combining public and private sector capabilities to help life-changing impact entrepreneurs overcome barriers to scale, primarily in emerging market contexts. She also serves on the board of several local and international impact enterprises and non-profits.

Jessie holds a BA and an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, graduating with a First Class Honors, and is an alumna of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program.