ASAD MAHMOOD - CEO & MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

Asad Mahmood

CEO & Managing Partner

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.

ASAD MAHMOOD - CEO & MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

Asad Mahmood

CEO & Managing Partner

MICHAEL RAUENHORST - MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

Michael Rauenhorst

Managing Partner

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.

MICHAEL RAUENHORST - MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

Michael Rauenhorst

Managing Partner

Amitesh Sinha

Amitesh Sinha

Partner

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.

Amitesh Sinha

Amitesh Sinha

Partner

Rocio Cavazos

Partner

Rocio Cavazos is a finance and impact investing professional with over 20 years of experience in commercial and investment banking, capital markets, impact investing and financial inclusion at organizations such as Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, ProMujer and Women’s World Banking. She is also founder of the Mexican Vegan Entrepreneurs Association (aevm.mx) and founder of Ananda Group (theanandagroup.one) which offers early-stage investment to plant-based businesses in Mexico and the US.

Rocio holds a BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering from ITESM in Mexico and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Rocio Cavazos

Partner

Matthijs Laban

Matthijs Laban

Internal Counsel and Consultant

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.

Matthijs Laban

Matthijs Laban

Internal Counsel and Consultant

Mariam Nansubuga

Partner

Mariam holds a First-class degree in Statistics & Economic from Makerere University, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a Post Graduate and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Herriot watt University. She has attended Leadership programs with various institutions including Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, Strathmore Business School and is accredited in Advanced Commercial Lending by IFS school of Finance in the United Kingdom.

Mariam has over 15 years of experience in Credit Risk management having worked with Barclays bank (Absa) and dfcu bank. She is a member of the League of East African Directors and serves as a Board member (Vice President) of CFA Society East Africa as well as one of the Founders of Muslim Hands Foundation, a charity-based organization.

Her experience spans Deal sourcing, Credit origination, Credit due diligence/ appraisal and credit approval. She has hands-on experience in structuring financial solutions for clients based on their business models and needs. She has developed and reviewed credit policies & lending products as well as credit risk assurance & model risk governance frameworks. She has provided advisory services on funding and credit risk matters in order enhance access to finance for investees/ borrowers as well as minimize shocks arising from changes in the macro-economic environment and sector trends for funders. She is an IFC Business Edge Certified Trainer and has delivered training workshops in finance and Investment for several clients within the region. Mariam is a Tutor for the CFA program.

Mariam Nansubuga

Partner

Arivazhagan-G-D

Arivazhagan G D

Vice President - South Asia Region

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.

Arivazhagan-G-D

Arivazhagan G D

Vice President - South Asia Region

BRIAN MCCONNELL- VICE PRESIDENT - AFRICA REGION- SIMA Team

Brian McConnell

Vice President - Africa Region

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.

BRIAN MCCONNELL- VICE PRESIDENT - AFRICA REGION- SIMA Team

Brian McConnell

Vice President - Africa Region

ERIN DAVIS - VICE PRESIDENT - UNITED STATES - SIMA Team

Erin Davis

Vice President - United States

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.

ERIN DAVIS - VICE PRESIDENT - UNITED STATES - SIMA Team

Erin Davis

Vice President - United States

FAIQ SATTAR KHAN - VICE PRESIDENT - SOUTH ASIA REGION - SIMA Team

Faiq Sattar Khan

Vice President - South Asia Region

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.

FAIQ SATTAR KHAN - VICE PRESIDENT - SOUTH ASIA REGION - SIMA Team

Faiq Sattar Khan

Vice President - South Asia Region

Sarfaraz Anis Abid

Vice President - South Asia Region

Sarfaraz Anis Abid has approximately 10 years of experience in financial services, primarily within Capital Markets and Private Equity. Prior to joining SIMA, he worked as the Vice President / Unit Head – Structured Finance (Private Equity) at JS Bank Limited, where he has been involved in investment sourcing, analysis, negotiation, execution and post-investment monitoring – including representations on board level, taking part in strategic decision making and other portfolio matters – to achieve exit from portfolio investments. Previously, Sarfaraz worked as Assistant Vice President at JS Private Equity where he was managing a portfolio of 6 investments, including board level representations & strategy building. Sarfaraz commenced his career as an Equity Analyst at Global Securities Pakistan Limited analyzing a wide array of industries. Sarfaraz completed his MSc. Business Finance from Queen Mary, University of London.

Sarfaraz Anis Abid

Vice President - South Asia Region

Sohail Darwesh

Suhail Darwesh

Vice President - South Asia Region

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.

Sohail Darwesh

Suhail Darwesh

Vice President - South Asia Region

Mohit Kumar Soni

Assistant Vice President

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.

Mohit Kumar Soni

Assistant Vice President

Zain Saleem

Assistant Vice President

Zain is a CFA Charterholder and a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He also holds BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting awarded by Oxford Brookes University.
Zain brings with him about 10 years of professional experience with various financial institutions including local commercial banks, development financial institution and brokerage house. With core expertise in credit and risk management, Zain has been actively involved in various roles encompassing credit & investment appraisals, limit allocation & monitoring of market risk portfolio, risk modeling & analytics, Basel reporting, equity research and financial modeling.

Zain Saleem

Assistant Vice President

Ahmed Raza Munaf Investment Officer South Asia Region

Ahmed Raza

Senior Investment Officer

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.

Ahmed Raza Munaf Investment Officer South Asia Region

Ahmed Raza

Senior Investment Officer

Martha Chirah

Fundraising Officer

Martha is a CPA (K) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance major, from the University of Nairobi. She has developed interest in private equity and specifically impact investing over the past 5 years where she has had experience working with SMEs in Eastern and Southern Africa. Prior to joining SIMA, she was an investment analyst at Pearl Capital Partners with a proven record in deal sourcing, assessing businesses for investment, performing extensive due diligence, preparation of investment material including financial modeling, portfolio management and exit. Martha is pursuing CFA certification and is currently a CFA Level II candidate.

Martha Chirah

Fundraising Officer

Faraz Hasan

IT Analyst

Faraz Hasan has completed his degree in Bachelors in Computer Science from SSUET with first division, & has been working in IT industry as a Senior Software Engineer for the past 2+ years. He has also got the team leading experience.

He loves nature and to serve humanity is his passion. He joins SIMA LLC as Website & IT analyst and to provide technical consultancy to his team mates/Customers. He will also promote company’s info through digital marketing.

Faraz Hasan

IT Analyst

Daim-Ashraf

Daim Ashraf

Investment Associate

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.

Daim-Ashraf

Daim Ashraf

Investment Associate

Gaurav Garg

Investment Analyst

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.

Gaurav Garg

Investment Analyst

Ida Mwangi

Investment Analyst

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.

Ida Mwangi

Investment Analyst

Kunal

Kunal Vidhani

Investment Associate

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.

Kunal

Kunal Vidhani

Investment Associate

Ngugi Njau

Investment Analyst

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.

Ngugi Njau

Investment Analyst

DR. ULRICH SCHÜRENKRÄMER

Managing Partner, Machlaan & Cie., Munich, Germany

Dr. Ulrich Schürenkrämer is a Managing Director of Machlaan GmbH and Managing Partner of Machlaan & Cie., Munich, a family company engaged in consulting, capital investments, culture and charity.

Until July 2016 Dr. Schürenkrämer worked 18 years for Deutsche Bank AG, since 2007 as Member of the Management Committee Germany, Frankfurt/Main. From 1998 to 2006 he held senior management positions in Corporate Banking in Bavaria and was responsible from 2007 to 2013 as Co-Head for the MidCaps Division in Germany. From 2013 to 2016 he served as Regional Head South (Germany).

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in July 1998, Dr. Schürenkrämer worked 15 years for Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank AG, Munich, at last as Managing Director of the Corporate Banking Division. Before 1994, he held various managing responsibilities in the International Department, at New York Branch and in different regions in Germany.

Dr. Schürenkrämer is a board member of several organizations in finance, culture, education and church like Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice Foundation. He holds a Master degree (Dipl. Kfm.) and Ph.D. in economics (Dr. oec. publ.) from LudwigMaximilians-University Munich and completed a Management Program at Harvard Business School.

He is married and has three children.

DR. ULRICH SCHÜRENKRÄMER

Managing Partner, Machlaan & Cie., Munich, Germany

RICHARD WILCOX - FORMER CEO OF UNITRUST BANK, LONDON

RICHARD WILCOX

Former Ceo Of Unitrust Bank, London

Richard formally retired from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Unity Trust Bank in 2015, since when he has taken up a role as consultant and adviser to various organisations involved in the UK social economy. During his tenure the Bank created its own ESOP, became the first UK financial services organisation.

RICHARD WILCOX - FORMER CEO OF UNITRUST BANK, LONDON

RICHARD WILCOX

Former Ceo Of Unitrust Bank, London

RICHENDA VAN LEEUWEN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENERGY AND CLIMATE, ENERGY ACCESS, UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION

RICHENDA VAN LEEUWEN

Executive Director, Energy And Climate, Energy Access, United Nations Foundation

Richenda Van Leeuwen holds both a B.S. in Geography and an MBA from the University of Durham, UK.
She founded and leads the work on Energy Access Practitioner Network at the United Nations Foundation and also works on the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. She has more than 20 years of executive experience in emerging markets development.

RICHENDA VAN LEEUWEN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ENERGY AND CLIMATE, ENERGY ACCESS, UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION

RICHENDA VAN LEEUWEN

Executive Director, Energy And Climate, Energy Access, United Nations Foundation

FREDERIC OTTESEN - SENIOR EXECUTIVE, STOREBRAND

FREDERIC OTTESEN

Senior Executive, Storebrand

Frederic was graduated with an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
He served on the leading positions at the Norwegian and Swedish pension and insurance company Storebrand. Frederic now serves as Chief Customer Officer to the group strengthening the understanding of customer journeys needed to succeed in an occupational pensions market.

FREDERIC OTTESEN - SENIOR EXECUTIVE, STOREBRAND

FREDERIC OTTESEN

Senior Executive, Storebrand

GEORGE ECONOMY - SENIOR INVESTMENT BANKER & SEASONED ENTREPRENEUR AND INVESTOR

GEORGE ECONOMY

Senior Investment Banker & Seasoned Entrepreneur and Investor

George Economy graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with a B.A. in History of Science.
He is Director of Amani Holdings LLC, Bainbridge Island, WA. Previously, he founded and was CEO of Helios Nutrition Ltd., Sauk Centre, MN, a producer of organic and specialty dairy products.

GEORGE ECONOMY - SENIOR INVESTMENT BANKER & SEASONED ENTREPRENEUR AND INVESTOR

GEORGE ECONOMY

Senior Investment Banker & Seasoned Entrepreneur and Investor

Michael Stephan Duesberg

Partner, taskforce - Management on Demand GmbH

Michael Stephan Duesberg is an experienced and sales driven executive in the areas of Financial Services, ICT, and Sustainability. He is Partner at taskforce – Management on Demand GmbH as well as Senior Advisor of Red Hat Inc.

Michael takes over executive management responsibility for complex change processes and turnaround management.Till the end of 2019 he was a member of the Partner Board of BearingPoint Holding B.V. and also a Member of the Board of the exchange listed ÖKOWORLD AG and responsible for its investment subsidiary ÖKOWORLD LUX S.A. in Luxembourg. In addition he was Senior Advisor of IPsoft Inc., CSC/DXC Inc., and Asset Matrix GmbH. Before he was Managing Director of EDS Electronic Data Systems responsible at EDS for the Finance Industry in Europe. Michael was Global Partner of AMVESCAP PLC and for its subsidiary INVESCO responsible as CEO for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Michael has been Executive Vice President of Commerzbank, State Street Bank and HypoVereinsbank as well as Sales and Marketing Manager of IBM Germany. Michael was in a number of Management Boards and Commissions in six European countries.

Michael studied Mechanical Engineering at Manhattan College in New York and Business Administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. Michael is married and has six children.

Michael Stephan Duesberg

Partner, taskforce - Management on Demand GmbH

SADIA VIRK RIZVI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SADIA VIRK RIZVI

Board of Directors

She is certified by the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg and Les Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg for her laparoscopic skills.
Dr Saadia Virk started her medical career at Aga Khan University. She also serves as the CEO and chairperson of the board of directors of South City. Her specialized training has been in In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and laparoscopic surgery.

SADIA VIRK RIZVI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SADIA VIRK RIZVI

Board of Directors

MOHSIN MUJTABA

Board of Directors

Mr. Mujtaba He holds a MS degree in Computer Sciences and B.E in Mechanical Engineering.
He is a Director of Products and Market Development at Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) where he is leading new initiatives to position QSE as multi-asset platform of global significance.

MOHSIN MUJTABA

Board of Directors

MOHAMED H. ZAKARIA - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MOHAMED H. ZAKARIA

Board of Directors

Mr. Mohamed H. Zakaria is CEO & General Manager of Saudi Steel Profile Co since 2007.
He brings 42 years of financial and industrial experience. His business experience covers trading, structured financing, industries, corporate finance, real estate and global asset (bonds & equities) management.

MOHAMED H. ZAKARIA - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MOHAMED H. ZAKARIA

Board of Directors

TIM GEISSE - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - SIMA Team

TIM GEISSE

Board of Directors

Timothy F. Geisse is a retired attorney living in Cleveland, Ohio.
He is the Managing Trustee of The John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation, a private foundation devoted to helping extremely poor people. Tim has served on the President’s Council of ACCION International, the Board of Governors of Opportunity International and the Board of Directors of the Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium.

TIM GEISSE - BOARD OF DIRECTORS - SIMA Team

TIM GEISSE

Board of Directors

ASAD MAHMOOD - CEO & MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

ASAD MAHMOOD

Board of Directors

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.

ASAD MAHMOOD - CEO & MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

ASAD MAHMOOD

Board of Directors

MICHAEL RAUENHORST - MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

MICHAEL RAUENHORST

Board of Directors

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.

MICHAEL RAUENHORST - MANAGING PARTNER - SIMA Team

MICHAEL RAUENHORST

Board of Directors