Irina Haivas is a Principal. Based in London, she works on sourcing and due diligence of global investment opportunities.
Irina focuses on machine intelligence-enabled businesses, next generation biology, robotics and other frontier technologies. She also focuses on companies in healthcare.
Before joining Atomico, Irina was a growth and PE investor at GHO Capital Partners, where she focused on the intersection of lifesciences, health and technology, including AI/ML and enterprise software. Before that, Irina was part of the leadership team of Bain & Co. in Europe and the U.S., where she worked directly with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies on scale-ups, product development and commercialisation, business model innovation, M&A, and organisational development. While at Bain she seconded for a year in an operational role at Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical device companies.
Irina is a former surgeon, having studied medicine at Freiburg University in Germany and Iasi Medical University in Romania. She was a surgical fellow at Harvard Medical School before completing an MSc (Dist) in International Health Policy at London School of Economics.
Irina speaks Romanian, English, advanced German, and conversational French.