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Anna Farina has been working with Start Network since 2019 as Crisis Anticipation and Risk Finance Operations Lead, focusing on providing operational support to local and international Start Network members in setting up Disaster Risk Finance systems in various countries, such as DRC, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Zimbabwe.

Before joining Start Network Anna worked for four years as Head of Office at Syria Relief, a diaspora NGO registered in the UK and focused on directly delivering humanitarian programmes in war torn Syria.

Prior joining the humanitarian sector in 2015, Anna graduated in Finance at Bocconi University in Milan and took a Master at London Business School; after that she spent 13 years working in Investment Banking and Private Equity for some of the largest international institutions such as Landsbanki and Barclays Capital.

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