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Vikram Raju

Impact Investing Council Chair, Head of Emerging Markets & Climate Impact
Morgan Stanley AIP
Vikram Raju

Impact Investing Council Chair, Head of Emerging Markets & Climate Impact

Vikram Raju leads emerging markets investing for Morgan Stanley AIP and serves on advisory committees of funds in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Previously, he was a principal investment officer at the IFC, World Bank Group, where he led the


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Morgan Stanley AIP

Joeseph McDonald

Associate Director, Private Equity
Zurich Alternative Asset Management
Joeseph McDonald

Associate Director, Private Equity

Joseph McDonald is an Associate at Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC (“ZAAM”), the in-house alternative asset investment unit of Zurich Insurance Group. At ZAAM, Joe is part of the private equity team responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing on primary


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Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Gloria Nelund

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
TriLinc Global
Gloria Nelund

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Gloria Nelund spent 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful and visible executives in the international investment management industry. After retiring from Deutsche Bank as CEO of their $50 billion North America Private Wealth Management division,


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TriLinc Global

Amie Patel

Director
Elevar Equity
Amie Patel

Director

Amie Patel is a Director with Elevar Equity and manages and cultivates Elevar’s global partnerships including LP and co-investor relationships. Amie was previously a Vice President with Goldman Sachs Asset Management which she joined through the acquisition of Imprint Capital.


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Elevar Equity

Jean Michel Severino

CEO
Investisseurs & Partenaires
Jean Michel Severino

CEO

Jean-Michel Severino succeeded Patrice Hoppenot in May 2011 as CEO of "Investisseurs et Partenaires" (I&P), an impact investing and private equity firm, which focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises and microfinance institutions in Africa. He now works on implementing the


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Investisseurs & Partenaires

Eytan Stibbe

Founding Director
Vital Capital Fund
Eytan Stibbe

Founding Director

Eytan M. Stibbe, Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, has been involved in investment in Africa for the past 26 years. Mr. Stibbe studied Mathematics & Computer Science at Bar Ilan University and completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration


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Vital Capital Fund

Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner
LeapFrog Investments
Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner

Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial services companies in Africa and Asia. Jim leads LeapFrog’s work in South Asia as well as the firm's Europe office.

Jim is a leading expert in


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LeapFrog Investments

Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity
responsAbility Investments AG
Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity

Rik Vyverman's role at responsAbility includes heading the Ventures Equity department as well as being responsible for all venture capital/private equity investments in sectors such as health care, energy, education, sustainable agriculture, etc.
Professional Background:

  • Earned a Master of Science degree

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responsAbility Investments AG

Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member
Encourage Capital
Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

Adam Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the Investment Committee. Wolfensohn Fund Management is an emerging markets oriented investment firm with focus areas in financial inclusion and low carbon energy. Since 2002, he


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Encourage Capital
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Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

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Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

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Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

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