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

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

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

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

Sanchit-Kejriwal

Sanchit Kejriwal

Assistant Vice President

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.

Sanchit-Kejriwal

Sanchit Kejriwal

Assistant Vice President

SYEDA RAMSHA RIZVI - SIMA Team

Syeda Ramsha Rizvi

Senior Investment Officer

Ramsha holds a Degree in Accounting and Finance from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan.
She cleared CFA level II exam in June 2019 and is currently a level III candidate. Ramsha has worked with Fifth Third Bank (USA) and Bahria Town Karachi.
She has also worked on projects related to various social initiatives in Pakistan and USA. She also loves to travel and learn about different cultures.

SYEDA RAMSHA RIZVI - SIMA Team

Syeda Ramsha Rizvi

Senior Investment Officer

Holds a Degree in Accounting and Finance from Institute of...

Ahmed Raza Munaf Investment Officer South Asia Region

Ahmed Raza

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

Investment Officer

Samantha-Curtis

Samantha Curtis

Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Samantha’s professional career combines 9 years in the investment management industry in the UK, with 4 years of experience in Kenya working in impact investment, ESG and development, predominately in business development, marketing and fundraising roles. She has gained a first class honours degree in Business Studies, specialising in business ethics, and is currently working towards obtaining an MBA from the University of Birmingham.

Samantha is passionate about driving positive social and environmental impact through business and investment and believes that social investments will soon be an accepted asset class for commercial investors.

Samantha-Curtis

Samantha Curtis

Marketing and Fundraising Officer

SYED IRTIZA ALI - INVESTMENT OFFICER - SIMA Team

Syed Irtiza Ali

Investment Officer

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.

SYED IRTIZA ALI - INVESTMENT OFFICER - SIMA Team

Syed Irtiza Ali

Investment Officer

James Mumbo Investment Analyst

James Mumbo

Investment Analyst

James has a BBS Finance (Mathematical Finance) degree from Strathmore University, Nairobi. He has demonstrated experience in Financial analysis particularly credit analysis for the facilitation of Asset Finance and has keen interest in applying his acquired skills to provide services that put stakeholders first and improve the lives of people at the Bottom of the pyramid.

James Mumbo Investment Analyst

James Mumbo

Investment Analyst

Nelson Kanyu - SIMA Team

Nelson Kanyu

Investment Analyst

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.

Nelson Kanyu - SIMA Team

Nelson Kanyu

Investment 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

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

DR. ULRICH SCHÜRENKRÄMER - MANAGING PARTNER, MACHLAAN & CIE., MUNICH, GERMANY

DR. ULRICH SCHÜRENKRÄMER

Managing Partner, Machlaan & Cie., Munich, Germany

Dr. Schürenkrämer holds a Master degree (Dipl. Kfm.) and Ph.D. in economics (Dr. oec. publ.) from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
Dr. Ulrich Schürenkrämer is a Managing Partner of Machlaan & Cie., Munich. He worked 18 years for Deutsche Bank AG, most recently as Member of the Management Committee Germany and Regional Head South (Germany)

DR. ULRICH SCHÜRENKRÄMER - MANAGING PARTNER, MACHLAAN & CIE., MUNICH, GERMANY

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

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

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

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