Joanna Harries

SVP, Expansion

Joanna leads the Expansion team at Endeavor. Since joining Endeavor in 2010, Joanna has led Endeavor’s market expansion to the Middle East and North Africa region with launches in Lebanon, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. She has managed Endeavor Global operations in Asia, oversaw the F&B, Retail & Consumer Tech, Healthcare, and Agriculture portfolios, and championed efforts to bring Endeavor to the U.S. market, establishing offices in six U.S. cities. Prior to Endeavor, Joanna was an Acumen Fellow working in Mumbai to scale an Emergency Medical Services company across India. Joanna spent the first 6 years of her career at Unilever in brand management and sales.

Joanna received her B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. She’s participated in Harvard’s Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures (2015 Class) and taught in NYU’s School of Professional Studies co-developing the “Innovation in Cities” curricula.

She has been recognized as a Kauffman Fellow and served on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity Task Force. Currently, Joanna serves as a board trustee for World Education Services (WES), the advisory board for the Lazaridis Institute, and Unltd USA (now Techstars Impact).

Joanna lives in Bronxville, NY with her husband and two young sons.

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