Elaine is a Manager of Corporate Development and Strategic Investments at Independence Blue Cross. In this role, she leads strategic initiatives such as M&A, co-investments with PE funds, direct investments in early and growth stage companies and fund investments. Elaine’s professional experience also includes working in different funds and investment groups in New York City and Hong Kong in cross-border M&A deals and direct investments in early, growth and late-stage companies. Elaine holds an MBA degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, MSc. in Economics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Nanjing University. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking.