Ms. Afezolli is a Vice President in the Ares Relationship Management Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Ms. Afezolli was a Vice President at PIMCO, where she focused on business development and account management of institutional investors and investment consultants in the UK and Ireland. Previously, Ms. Afezolli was a Product Specialist at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where she focused on global business and product development for the Credit Investments Group. In addition, she worked as a Management Consultant at Kearney in London. Ms. Afezolli holds a B.A. from Columbia University's Columbia College in Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.