IIP’s team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals who have been directly responsible for managing significant pools of capital across a range of asset classes. What makes our team unusual is that our investment managers are also entrepreneurs who have started, managed and grown businesses in multiple emerging markets. We therefore understand the challenges that entrepreneurs go through, but also know what is most important to investors. We know how to make investments successful and how to grow businesses that deliver significant social and environmental change.
Richard has extensive emerging markets experience and nearly 30 years of discretionary portfolio management experience. A member of the London Stock Exchange from 1972, Richard is the Vice Chairman for Floreat Wealth Management. Prior to his current position, he was the Head of Philanthropy at Dalton Strategic Partnership, a $2.0 billion independent investment management firm. Richard has also been a Director at Mercury Asset Management, subsequently Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and a Director at Cazenove Capital Management.
Prior to co-founding IIP Varun has been an entrepreneur and fund manager across multiple global markets for over 17 years working across for profit and not for profit organizations such as Acumen, Unilever, CARE and Oxfam in addition to building and successfully exiting his own ventures.
Prior to co-founding IIP, Nadia was a fund and corporate investment manager across multiple global markets for over 15 years.
Nadia’s emerging markets investment and operating experience includes structuring and managing large infrastructure investment portfolios and Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) in India, Nepal, Latin America and Africa for a range of private equity and corporate investors.
Shawn is a partner at IIP and Co-Manager of IIP’s GEM Impact Long-Only Fund . Prior to joining IIP, Shawn founded Theoria Capital LLC, a personal investment vehicle for both private and publicly traded companies. HeIn this role, he invested in a wide variety of companies, ranging from apparel manufacturing to healthcare technology.
Andrea provides investment readiness assistance to all of IIP’s portfolio companies and is also a member of IIP’s advisory services team where she works on impact assessments and metrics development for IIP’s clients.
Andrea has a background in consulting, strategy and legal experience across sectors including healthcare, technology and natural resources. Prior to joining IIP, Andrea worked for 5 years in private legal practice in Canada where she specialised in cross-border restructuring cases.
Andrea holds LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. She has been a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since admission to the Ontario bar in 2008.
Tom has been an entrepreneur and investor in early stage impact firms since 1988. Professional highlights include serving as: Mentor and entrepreneur in residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab, founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley information management firm FARM Inc., trustee of the American University in Bulgaria, director of B Lab, managing director of Sonen Capital, and board chair of the Global Giving Foundation.
A successful entrepreneur, Kavilash previously founded and managed a boutique investment strategy advisory firm, and is currently an also an investment partner in a U.S. based specialty food company. An expert and global leader in the Islamic finance industry, Kavilash regularly authors thought pieces for the industry and global press. Kavilash’s previous experience includes serving as a Senior Consultant/Associate Partner at a leading management consulting firm, and as an equity capital markets specialist in the investment banking industry.
Kavilash holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Masters in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He earned his BA from Drake University with a triple major in economics, history, and political science.