Gila Cohen

Ms. Cohen is a Managing Director and Head of Global Institutional Partnerships of Monroe Capital. She will be responsible for new initiatives to expand Monroe’s global footprint, among institutional investors, focusing on the high growth Opportunistic and Real Estate private credit areas of the firm. Prior to Monroe, Ms. Cohen was Chief Investment Strategy Officer of MUFG (USA), and was responsible for advising, directing, and governing the strategic alternatives investment portfolio, as well as playing a strategic role in the firm’s for ESG and DEI initiatives. She also advised on the development of strategic partnerships across the firm and investment opportunities for a wide spectrum of MUFG entities, focused on both corporate and financial services. She has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, M&A, sell and buy side transactions, underwriting, originating and investing across real-estate, private equity and private credit, and building strategic partnerships. Prior to MUFG, Ms. Cohen was a Managing Partner at Castle Lanterra, where she was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, and private placement efforts. Prior to Castle Lanterra, Ms. Cohen held senior positions at Courtland Partners, Capital Dynamics, and Golub Capital. She also served in investment banking roles at JP Morgan, UBS, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Ms. Cohen earned her B.A. in Art History with a concentration in Mathematics from Columbia University.