Malvina is the Head of Developer Programs at Facebook. Previously she was the head of business development for Africa at PayPal, leading all of PayPal’s strategic partnerships, sales and marketing activities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to PayPal, Malvina was a vice president at Battery Ventures, a global venture capital fund, focusing on investments in e-commerce, consumer applications and software. She also worked with McKinsey & Company in Israel and Eastern Europe on projects spanning diverse sectors such as finance, chemicals, and the public sector. While completing her MBA at Stanford she worked with a video technology startup, helped structure an innovation and entrepreneurship program for Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors VC and spent a summer working at Vietnam Investments Group, a private equity fund in Vietnam.
Malvina received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s from Princeton University in public and international affairs with a diploma in Latin American Studies.
She has been involved with Seeds of Peace since 1995 when she attended the summer program in Maine with the Israeli delegation, and has subsequently been involved in various alumni activities, worked at the Camp as a counselor, and spoken on behalf of Seeds of Peace at numerous events.
Malvina loves languages, and is fluent in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese, with good knowledge of Arabic, Japanese and French.