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Maria S. Jelescu Dreyfus

Chief Executive Officer
Ardinall Investment Management

Maria S. Jelescu Dreyfus is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ardinall Investment Management, an investment firm focused on sustainable investing and resilient infrastructure that she started in 2017. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs & Co., where she served as a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director in the Investment Management Division of the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) Group.

Ms. Dreyfus is currently a member of the advisory board and on the executive committee of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and serves as the Co-Chair of their Women in Energy program. Additionally, she is a member of the MIT Corporation’s Development Committee and sits on the MIT Economics Department’s Visiting Committee. She is a Director on the Boards of Pioneer Natural Resources, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and on the advisory board of Eni Next. Her current and past non-profit board memberships include the Global CCS Foundation, New America Alliance, Breakthrough New York and Girls Inc. of New York City.

Ms. Dreyfus is a member of several organizations: the New York State Secure Choice Savings Program Board, the Economic Club of New York, the National Association of Investment Companies and the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle. She is a CFA charterholder and possesses a dual degree in Economics and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • November 13, 2019


  • Investment and Risk Management