Zhanara (Jana) was born in the city of Aktau, Kazakhstan, on the shores of Caspian Sea. At the age of 13, together with her parents, brother and sister, she moved to the US to the sunny state of Texas. After finishing University of Texas, she worked in consulting in New York and Toronto. In 2010 Jana did a 6 month stint in Ghana, Africa helping entrepreneurs build up their businesses (which also landed her a spot on Euronews). In 2011 she attended INSEAD MBA in Singapore and France. Since 2013 Jana has been living and working in Milan.
Federico was born in the small town of Oggiono, close to the Lake Como, where he grew up with his parents and sister and a little dog.
Some interesting facts about Fede:
- he loves sports: from the age of 6 until 20 Fede practiced karate, reaching a black belt level
- he loves traveling: Fede visited more than 40 countries, but is still in love with Italy
- other interests: photography, technology, food :)
Some boring facts about Fede: he studied Economics at Bocconi University in Milan. After getting his degree, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, before starting INSEAD MBA in France and Singapore in 2011 (where he met Jana). After completing the MBA, Fede returned to work for McKinsey.
Most importantly, he cannot wait to start a new chapter of his life with Jana!