Dara Nikolova

Business Innovation at SES
Dara Nikolova

Dara is a seasoned corporate finance and strategy professional helping organisations define and implement growth initiatives and capture new business opportunities. She is an early-stage investor in technology and social impact start-up and mentors entrepreneurs on fundraising, corporate finance, and business development.

Dara manages business innovation projects at SES and scouts for exciting ideas to develop into new commercial activities and expand the scope of future SES business. She is fostering a network of innovators within the company and liaises with the startup and innovation ecosystems across Europe.

Dara has extensive blue-chip experience in financial services and technology across Europe and the US with a background in private equity, corporate finance, and business planning.

Dara graduated with distinction from the INSEAD MBA programme and is currently on the board of the INSEAD Alumni Association in Luxembourg. She holds a BA in International Studies and BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was one of 40 students selected for the Huntsman Program of International Studies and Business.