Asad holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rutger’s University, New Brunswick and an MBA in International Finance from Temple University.
One of the longest serving investors and fund managers in the impact investing industry. Formerly the Managing Director for Global Social Investment Funds for 17 years at Deutsche Bank.
Michael graduated from Columbia Business School with Master in Business Administration.
Michael has developed social investment enterprises for large corporations and specialized private investment firms. He is a co-founder of Micro Credit Limited, Jamaica and served as Analyst for Moody’s Social Performance Assessment.
Amitesh is recognized among the top 20 CFOs (2018) in India for continued commitment to excellence in developing best practices and innovative strategies. Amitesh is ACA, ACS and CPA (Maine, USA) with with over 15+ years of global cross-functional experience. Amitesh has proven track record in leading finance areas such as financial planning and analysis, investor relations, fund-raising, controllership, corporate finance, budgeting, business valuations, supply chain and risk advisory. Globally accepted education qualification with ACA, ACS and CPA (Maine, USA). He was most recently Head of Finance for LinkedIn India and Global CFO and operations head for one of the largest off-grid solar company prior to that.
Matthijs is an experienced Legal professional in development banking, impact investing and capital market transactions in our New York sector has been a former manager of legal affairs for FMO.
His expertise are in a wide range of subjects including structured finance, regulatory issues, debt transactions, securitisation, fund/direct investments, repo, bond issues, derivatives, and ISDA /CSA/CDS.
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Ari holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the College of Engineering (CEG), Guindy, Chennai, and completed his Master’s Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India. Since 2016, Ari also holds a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charter from GARP, USA. He is also a recipient of the National Talent Search Scholarship Award from the Government of India.
With over 8 years of experience in investment banking, venture capital, and private equity, Ari has worked across stints in both debt and equity capital markets. A majority of his investment deals have been in impact space across Micro finance, MSME Finance, Education Finance, and Affordable Housing Finance. He has also handled cross-border M&A deals and well-versed in the valuation of companies. His expertise includes deal origination, due diligence, deal structuring, commercial negotiation, deal execution, and portfolio management. He also has a short stint as an entrepreneur. Ari was one of the top 100 nominees for the “Economic Times Young Leader” award in 2016 and has also received the “Protsaha” Award for 3 continuous years of social service. A multi-lingual person, Ari likes Traveling, practices Reiki Healing, and researches Astrology.
Brian has an MBA (Finance) from American University, Kogod School of Business, and a BA (Economics) from Kenyon College.
He is an expert in evaluating financial institutions serving low income clients including leading microfinance institutions (MFIs), banks, payroll lenders, and fintech companies.
Erin earned a dual degree MBA (Finance) and MA (International Development) at American University.
Erin is a founding member of SIMA. Prior to launching SIMA, She was an Investment Officer at FINCA International in the Social Enterprise and Financial Innovation department where she collaborated with a team to develop FINCA’s engagement in the social enterprise sector.
Faiq Sattar Khan
Faiq Sattar Khan has an MBA from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan and also holds a Textile engineer degree from National Textile University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Faiq worked as Business Planning Manager (BPM) and later as Product Manager (PM) at Habib Bank Limited-Islamic Banking (HBL-IB), Karachi, Pakistan.
Suhail holds MBA Finance from Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology and Masters of Economics from University of Karachi. He also holds professional qualifications such as Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), CIMA Advanced Diploma-Management Accounting, UK, and Banking Diploma from the Institute of Bankers Pakistan.
He holds about 20 years of professional experience which includes 15 years of experience with various financial institutions including large local bank, foreign bank, and development financial institutions having core expertise in Credit & Risk Management. Throughout his career, he has been designated in various roles and remains involved in credit initiation & underwriting/approvals of almost all major segments such as Corporate, SME, Retail credits, Micro Finance Institutions, and overseas credit of Bahrain, UAE & UK.
With his Information & Technology expertise, he has also been an active part of developing, testing and implementation of various credit/risk management tools such as Obligor risk rating, Equity Scrip approval, Environmental Risk rating, Financial Spreads Models and Credit Package approvals.
Mohit Kumar Soni
Mohit has 6+ years of work experience in finance and investment banking. Prior to joining SIMA, he worked with Wodehouse Capital Advisors in transaction advisory services in both M&A and equity fundraising. Prior to that, he worked with Tata Capital as part of their core program team in supply chain finance and advisory vertical. His experience varies across the sectors such as Healthcare, Petrochemical and Energy.
Mohit holds his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology (NIT) Jaipur and master’s degree in management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. For leisure, he likes to read, play table tennis and travel.
Sanchit is a finance professional with 5 years of work experience in providing transaction and assurance services to global MNCs, private equity funds and start-ups. He is a Chartered Accountant from the ICAI, has completed all three levels of the CFA program, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Accounting from Christ University, Bangalore. Prior to joining SIMA, he was working with KPMG where he had the opportunity to manage client engagements across sectors such as Real Estate, Technology and Consumer Retail. For leisure, he likes to play football and regularly takes motorbike trips to different mountain ranges. He also likes to read about companies and actively follows Indian stock market.
Ahmed did his bachelors in accounting and finance from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in 2017 and has cleared CFA Level II. Prior to joining SIMA, Ahmed was working as an equity research analyst at Intermarket Securities, a Karachi based financial firm.
Syed Irtiza Ali
Irtiza is a finance graduate of Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. Previously, he worked in Corporate and Investment Banking group at Habib Bank Limited for about 2 years, where he got training of financial and credit analysis, portfolio management, transaction structuring and customer relationship management.
Nelson is an investment Analyst at SIMA with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. He is highly skilled in Financial Modelling and Data Analysis and holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Science in Finance (Mathematical Finance) from Strathmore University and has passed CFA Level I exam.
Daim Ashraf is a graduate in Accounting and Finance from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA). She is designated as an investment associate and is inclined towards bringing a positive change towards the society, particularly in the education sector and elevating poverty.
Gaurav is an Investment Analyst at SIMA who holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. He has also cleared CFA Level II exam in June 2019 and is currently a candidate for the CFA Level III exam. Prior to joining SIMA, he interned with an Investment Banking and an Equity Research Firm.
Ida Mwangi holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Engineering from Strathmore University, Kenya and is a qualified CPA(K). She has previously worked as an equity research analyst intern at Old Mutual Investment Group, Kenya. Away from work, Ida is a passionate writer, an avid reader, a travel enthusiast, and a researcher of the Kenyan culture.
Kunal Vidhani holds a Degree in Accounting and Finance from Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan and has cleared CFA Level 1. He likes doing Financial Analysis and Modelling. He was an office-bearer at the IBA Student body and run the student council as a Chief Financial Officer.
He is a fun-loving person and likes to spend his time with family and friends. He has traveled throughout his life and lived in 5 different cities. He started his career journey with SIMA as an Intern and now working as an Investment Associate.
Ngugi Njau holds a degree in Financial Economics from Strathmore University, Kenya. He joined the team from Kuramo Capital, where he conducted buy-side analysis of opportunities in the agriculture, retail and financial services spaces across Sub Saharan Africa. Ngugi is passionate about using his financial modelling and analysis competencies to foster development in underprivileged communities across Sub Saharan Africa.