Isabelle Hau Senior Advisor, Education Board Member

Isabelle Hau has over 20 years of experience in impact investing, finance and venture capital. She has spent much of her professional career focused on building the impact investing field and making high quality education accessible and joyful for all children as a means to creating lifelong opportunities.

Isabelle is currently authoring a book on the future of learning. In addition to serving on the board of Sonen Capital, she serves on the boards of EDC and ThinkEqual in education, and is advising multiple high impact organizations.

Until 2021, Isabelle was a Partner at Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic firm that believes learning has the power to unlock human potential. She was part of the founding team that helped launch the firm in early 2020.

Prior to that, she was an Investment Partner at Omidyar Network, where she was responsible for its global portfolio of impact investments and led the firm’s US education strategy.

She also held positions at ImpactAssets, a non-profit organization focused on increasing capital flows in impact investing, and at Morgan Stanley where she invested in and helped grow start-up companies, and supported larger corporations through IPOs, capital raising and strategic acquisitions.  She has held various for-profit and non-profit governance roles.

Isabelle earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from ESSEC and Sciences Po Paris. Isabelle was honored as 100 Harvard Business School Women in the Bay Area.