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Immigrant Profile: Anne Dias

Background

Anne Dias is known as the Franco-American investor and philanthropist from France. She is perhaps better known to the world as the founder and CEO of Aragon, the investment firm that has offices in both Chicago and Paris.

Immigration to the United States

She had moved in 1992 to the United States in order to study at Georgetown University where she graduated summa cum laude. She later went on to study to receive her MBA at the Harvard Business School in 1997. Dias specialized in the study of public policy while in college for domestic and foreign policy.

Professional Background & Achievements

Once she was granted her degree in 1997, she joined the Soros Fund Management. She worked as an analyst until her promotion, one year later, as the portfolio manager.

Dias gained a number of awards, such as the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” in 2010. She also received the “Annual Alumni Award” from the Harvard Club of Chicago, also in 2010. She was also recognized by U.S. Banker in the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking; Non-Bank Women in Finance” three years in a row from 2007 to 2009.

Contribution to the U.S. Economy

Some of the contributions Dias made in the United States economy included her work in 2012, in starting Reboot Illinois. Reboot Illinois is a huge news website and social media platform that mainly deals with the politics of the State of Illinois. The platform received an estimated 650,000 monthly views. While the company was under her ownership, Reboot Illinois received a number of journalism awards. She finally sold the company in 2016 to AFK Media Group.

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