Zela Astarjian is currently Director of Investor Relations at Catholic Investment Services, an investment advisory firm in Boston. Most recently, Zela was a business development and consultant relations professional at RhumbLine Advisers. Prior to joining RhumbLine, Zela held various marketing and product development roles with several asset managers in Boston.
Zela considers herself a citizen of the world, having grown up in the Middle East, studied in Paris, France, and finally settling in Boston, Massachusetts, after teaching French at the University of Kansas. She has been involved with several Boston area non-profits. She is a dedicated contributor to the mission of 100 Women In Finance, a non-profit organization focused on connecting and encouraging women in the finance professions to advance their careers. She currently serves as the Boston chairperson of their initiative, Getting Women on Non-Profit Boards.
Zela attended L'Insitut D'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France and received her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Zela is fluent in several languages including French, Arabic, and Armenian.
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