Leila Bassi holds a BA with a major in Political Science from Barnard College (1994) as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School (2000). She started her career in the music industry, working for a major record company and an online music startup. After business school, she held various positions within the financial services both in equity research and asset management. She currently lives in London with her husband and two children. Leila is an Alumnae Trustee at Barnard College and has served as the President of the Barnard Club of London for over five years.