Arthur joined Insitor in the Phnom Penh, Cambodia office, in 2015. Prior to joining Insitor, Arthur worked as an investment officer for four years at Blue Orchard Finance, a commercial microfinance debt investment manager. During his time in BlueOrchard's Phnom Penh office, Arthur led and closed debt transactions totaling over USD 30 million with microfinance institutions in Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, East Timor, and Mongolia. He started his career in London as a sell-side equity analyst. Arthur holds a master's degree in Banking and Finance from the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.
Bradley joined Insitor in 2011 with the goal of setting up Insitor's operations in Myanmar. With deep knowledge of the Burmese culture and social environment and over eight-years of experience working in the country, he is responsible for exploring all investment opportunities and conducting market analyses. Bradley actively supports Myanmar's nascent social enterprise scene by participating in business plan pitch events and providing mentoring. He also gives frequent in-depth investment and valuation seminars to aspiring entrepreneurs and SME business owners. Prior to joining Insitor, Bradley worked as an independent consultant advising companies aiming to enter Myanmar's financial services and consumer goods sectors. He holds dual bachelor's degrees in History and Economics from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Engseang joined Insitor in 2011 as an Analyst and currently works on administration. Prior to joining Insitor, Engseang worked at Daughters of Cambodia as a translator and accountant for a project addressing the enslavement and forced prostitution of Cambodian women and children. Engseang holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking and an Associate's degree in English Literature at Human Resources University. She is studying to receive her Master's degree in Business Management from the Royal University of Law and Economics and is a member of Harpswell Foundation.
Risk and ESG Manager
Gloria joined Insitor's Cambodian office in 2016 and is responsible for implementing Compliance and ESG management activities. Prior to joining Insitor, she worked as an Asset Manager for the Italian branch of Lehman Brothers, managing debt and equity portfolios linked to real estate projects in Italy. Gloria started her career in the legal department of a Milan-based private equity fund focused on small and medium enterprises in Italy, where she managed the M&A legal processes of the fund. Gloria holds a degree in Law from University of Padua and an Executive Masters in Corporate Finance and Banking from SDA Bocconi in Milan.
Hammad is leading Insitor Management's efforts in Pakistan, where he is responsible for sourcing and managing the investment pipeline in the country. Prior to joining Insitor, Hammad was managing the equity investment portfolio at Karandaaz Pakistan, a DFID funded company promoting access to finance for Small and Medium Enterprises. He also worked for Acumen Pakistan and managed investments in the education, housing and microfinance sectors. Hammad brings with him 10-years of investing experience to Insitor, including as an investment banker at KASB (a local affiliate of Bank of America Merrill Lynch), where he worked on M&A, DCM, and corporate restructuring deals in a range of sectors. Hammad holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Economics from the University of London.
Karen joined Insitor, in 2017, as an analyst on the investment team in Phnom Penh. Prior to moving to Cambodia, she worked as an associate on the corporate finance and capital markets team at Citizens Financial Group in Boston and New York City. She holds dual bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Economic Development from the College of the Holy Cross.
Megha joined Insitor, in 2016, as India's Investment Manager in Mumbai. She is responsible for the sourcing, evaluating, monitoring and exit of investments in India. Prior to Insitor, she worked as a Vice President with Lincoln International, an investment bank where she was responsible for leading the execution of M&A and PE fund raising transactions. Before Lincoln, she worked for over three years with Ernst & Young, as a strategy consultant, where she was involved in advising industrial and automotive clients. Megha has also volunteered for Mentor Me India, an NGO that supports children in low-income communities. Megha holds an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (â€œFMSâ€) Delhi and a Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi. She is also a CFA charterholder from the CFA Institute USA.
Co-founder and Director of the Insitor Impact Asia Fund, Micaela leads the Fund's management team and has overall responsibility over investment and portfolio management activities. Micaela started working in impact investing in South and Southeast Asia, in 2008, as co-founder and managing director of the Insitor Seed Fund. Prior to Insitor, Micaela worked at the strategy-consulting firm, Bain and Company, in Milan, where she led start-up, turnaround, and merger and acquisition engagements for leading European financial groups. Before joining Bain in 1998, she was part of the Finance group of Arthur Andersen Business Advisory. Micaela first moved to Southeast Asia in 2006, when she took a sabbatical to support the Cambodian-based anti-trafficking group, Hagar International, in the turnaround of their social businesses. Micaela holds a master's degree in Economics from Rome University La Sapienza.
Co-founder and Director of the Insitor Impact Asia Fund, Nicholas has worked in South and Southeast Asia over the last nine years supporting social enterprises through their start-up stage. Nicholas leads all major equity investments and sits on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies. Prior to Insitor, Nicholas was General Manager of the first, low-income housing solutions company in Cambodia, where he managed the start-up and development of the company until fully operational. Nicholas holds dual bachelor's degrees in Mathematical Methods and Sociology from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
Chief Operating Officer
Sertac joined Insitor in 2017 after 25 years of work experience in the financial sector as a senior manager and consultant. Prior to joining Insitor, he was Senior Vice President at Unicredit Group where he occupied a wide range of roles at their HQ and in their subsidiaries. He has held board membership in Capitalia Alternative Investments, a fund of funds hedge fund, and Capitalia Investment Management in Luxembourg. Before joining Unicredit in 2002, Sertac worked as a management consultant in Turkey, Israel and Italy at Bain & Company. He is a member of the Advisory Councils for Bocconi University Business School, Italy, and IMD Business School, Switzerland. He serves as a member of the CLIP accreditation team for European Foundation for Management Development. After attending Robert College in Istanbul, Sertac received a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College in the U.S. Sertac also holds a master's degree in International Economic Relations from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.
Organisational Development Manager
Simona joined Insitor in 2015 as the OD Manager. She manages Insitor corporate offices, external and internal communication, HR, and general coordination. She also acts as an administrator and non-executive director for many of Insitor's subsidiaries. After her studies in Art History at University della Tuscia, she ventured into the IT world, managing IT certification training at a Microsoft subsidiary in Italy. She developed a passion for IT solutions and web development that she still practices at Insitor. Prior to her current role, Simona managed a service agency for 11-years, specializing in the planning and execution of travel, conferences, and events planning in Italy.
AnalystSohail joined Insitor Management as an Analyst, in 2015, in Pakistan. Currently, he is responsible for the sourcing, evaluating, monitoring, and exit of investments in Pakistan. Prior to Insitor, he worked as a Consultant with Dun & Bradstreet in Dubai and Nigeria, where he helped in the implementation of Basel II and risk management frameworks in different financial institutions in Nigeria. He also helped to build economic capital models such as Risk Adjusted Return On Capital to compare with regulatory capital models and to guide the future decision making of financial institutions. Sohail has also co-authored a case study published by INSEAD, which focused on the role of strategic positioning and execution and the problems of institutional complexity, compliance and ethics, and corporate culture of Goldman Sachs. Sohail completed a double major in Economics and Mathematics from New York University. He has also passed all three levels of CFA from CFA Institute USA.
CFO and Portfolio Director
ValÃ©rian is a Director of Insitor Impact Asia and is responsible for the Fund's portfolio management activities. He joined Insitor in 2010 and has worked in Phnom Penh, New Delhi, and Singapore, structuring and executing deals in several sectors including clean water, renewable energy, and healthcare. ValÃ©rian started his career as a buy-side analyst in a small cap investment fund in Paris, and subsequently worked in New Delhi as a management and corporate finance consultant. ValÃ©rian holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Dauphine University in Paris and a Master's in Corporate Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.
Allard de Jong
Allard is a director of the Portcullis Group, heading the Group's fund, custody, and unit trust services. Allard has over 15 years of fund administration experience, having worked for Citco Fund Services in the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands, and for Bank of Bermuda and HSBC, where he was the Head of HSBC's Alternative Fund Services in Singapore. Allard was director of Operational Due Diligence for KBC Alpha, an Asian-focused Fund of Hedge Fund, which subsequently became part of PAAMCO. Allard was the Chairman of the Singapore Fund Administration Association from 2009 to 2014.
Advisory Committee Member
Dimple is senior director of impact investing at Anthos Asset Management, where she is responsible for originating investments, managing relationships, and helping to execute strategies for the portfolios. This includes Skopos Impact Fund, a global, private impact investing fund focused on measurable, positive, social, environmental, and financial returns, with the aim to promote human dignity and social justice. Dimple has more than 20 years of experience working in impact investing, investment banking, technology, emerging markets, and venture capital. Previously, she consulted with Unilever Corporate Ventures on its exploration of a venture investment program in emerging Asia. She worked in venture capital for the Omidyar Network and for L Capital Partners, where she was a Kauffman Fellow. Earlier, she launched a social enterprise focused on education that was sold to Accenture. She began her career at Goldman Sachs. Dimple has a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Harvey has extensive executive and board experience in a range of industries. He is currently a non-executive director at Navitas Limited, a global education company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and has previously served as Chairman of the company.He is a non-executive director of Save the Children Australia and a member of Foresight's Global Coaching network that provides coaching services to senior corporate executives. From 1986 to 1996, he held senior management roles in the Western Australian regional bank, Challenge Bank Limited, including five years as Chief Financial Officer. From 1997 to 2002, he was an executive director of listed investment company, Chieftain Securities Limited. Harvey has held board appointments in industries as diverse as education, banking, health insurance, electricity generation, telecommunications and equipment hire, as well as not-for-profit sector roles. He is a former Western Australian Council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Maria Alessandra Foglia
Advisory Committee Member
Maria Alessandra has been involved in the international development sector since 1980, working for both government organizations and the private sector. In 2003, Maria Alessandra became the vice chairperson of the Fondazione del Ceresio (CH), where she currently coordinates the selection, monitoring, and evaluation of international poverty alleviation projects. As a co-founder and active member of the NGO Federation of Southern Switzerland (FOSIT) since 2006, Maria Alessandra has scouted, evaluated, and selected international development projects eligible for Swiss government funding. Maria Alessandra co-founded the first Insitor Fund and has been advising the Investment Team on impact assessment and evaluation since 2008.
Maurizio Solaro del Borgo
Maurizio is a senior investment professional with over twenty-five years of investment experience. He is a Chairman of the Italian Ceresio SIM, Eurofinleading Fiduciaria and Global Selection SGR, and a Director of numerous other companies affiliated with the Banca del Ceresio Group. From 1989 until 2003, Maurizio was a Managing Director of Banca del Ceresio. Previously, he was at Mediobanca SpA from 1981 to 1987. He holds a degree in Economic Sciences from Libera UniversitÃ Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome.
Investment Committee Member
Ravi has almost 40 years of experience working in financial services where he spent most of his career working with Citibank as the country head for Indonesia and the head of consumer banking in India. Ravi was also a member of the global corporate property group that constituted the top 250 Citibank leaders around the globe. After leaving Citibank in 1997, he built and managed the Indian operations for eFunds, a leading U.S. transaction processing company. Ravi received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a BA in English literature from Calcutta University. He was recently a partner and is now an advisor with ChrysCapital.
Investment Committee Member & Chairman
For 35 years, Robin built and led Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global environmental advisory firm. He stepped down from the Board in July 2011. Over this period, he had a number of external appointments including as Board member of a number of public sector organizations and government committees. Robin is Group Chairman of LOC Group, a leading international marine and engineering consultancy firm, and also chairs the Green Alliance and the ZSL's Field Conservation Advisory Committee, the Low Carbon Enterprise Fund (ERM Foundation), and the Ofgem's Low Carbon Network Fund. Dr. Bidwell is also a non-executive director on the board of ICE rewards. He was awarded a CBE, in 1999, for Services to the Environment.
Advisory committee member
Director and Head of DFID Impact Fund, Sara joined CDC in August 2014 and is responsible for evaluating and managing investments for the DFID Impact Fund.Prior to joining CDC, Sara was a Principal at Accion Frontier Investments, an equity fund investing in financial inclusion companies globally. Sara has also worked for the Grassroots Business Fund in Zambia and the Royal Bank of Scotland (Global Banking & Markets), and has practiced law at Clifford Chance. Sara holds a BA in PPE from Oxford University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, and an MA in International Development from Johns Hopkins SAIS.