PARTNERS

Lisbeth Stausholm Zacho, founder/CEO Nordic Impact Funds

LISBETH STAUSHOLM ZACHO
FOUNDER/MANAGING PARTNER

Experienced finance and development leader with a background from the Danish Central Bank, IMF, World Bank and international humanitarian and development organisations.
Lisbeth has strong expertise in investments, innovative finance for development and social entrepreneurship, combined with a solid toolbox of governance, compliance and financial management.
MSc Economics, MBA

Humphrey Wattanga Partner/CIO Nordic Impact Funds

HUMPHREY WATTANGA
CO-FOUNDER/PARTNER

20 years experience in private equity and impact investment structuring across East Africa.
Expert in innovative social finance and public private partnerships.
Structured social impact bond on early childhood education.
Developed a pioneering government mobile-only bond platform MAkiba. Investment Committee of Kenya Climate Ventures. BSc Harvard, MBA Wharton

 

Duncan Onyango, Former director of acumen in East Africa

DUNCAN ONYANGO
PARTNER

A pioneer in impact investments with strong track record. Duncan has been engaged in approx 35 impact investments and 12 exits in East Africa with a solid average return. Team Lead of Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED), Former director of Acumen East Africa. Board member of Trademark East Africa and Kenya Innovative Finance Facility for Water. Previous Group Chief Finance Officer of Rift Valley Railways.

ADVISORS

CHRISTIAN FRIIS BACH
CHAIRMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Former Danish Minister for Development Cooperation.
Experience from Africa and with innovative partnerships from being chairman of the Danish Association for International Cooperation, International Director of DanChurchAid and Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council.
UN experience from position as UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary for UNECE.

Rikke Schiøtt Petersen, Legal advisor

RIKKE SCHIØTT PETERSEN
LEGAL ADVISOR

Expert in capital markets, M&A, IPOs, corporate law and mutual funds.
Partner at Gorrissen Federspiel.
Member of the Committee for Good Corporate Governance.
Council member of European Forum, IBA.

TANJA HAVEMANN
SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS ENTREPRENEUR

Director and Founder of Clarmondial. Expert in blended finance and innovative social finance. Development of Food Securities Fund.

CARSTEN BJERG
EXPERIENCED BUSINESS LEADER AND BOARD MEMBER 

Former CEO of Grundfos
Board member in a number of large engineering companies
Strong commercial expertise in scaling and adding value to companies

Henrik Mancke, Expert in philantropy and impact measurements

HENRIK MANCKE
EXPERT IN PHILANTHROPY AND IMPACT MEASUREMENT

Head of Analysis at Realdania.
Member of the global advisory board of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

PARTNERS

Lisbeth Stausholm Zacho, founder/CEO Nordic Impact Funds

LISBETH STAUSHOLM ZACHO
FOUNDER/MANAGING PARTNER

Leader in finance and development with a background from the Danish Central Bank, IMF, World Bank and international humanitarian and development organisations.
Lisbeth has strong expertise in investments, innovative finance for development and social entrepreneurship, combined with a solid toolbox of governance, compliance and financial management.
MSc Economics, MBA

Humphrey Wattanga Partner/CIO Nordic Impact Funds

HUMPHREY WATTANGA
CO-FOUNDER/PARTNER

20 years experience in private equity and impact investment structuring in East Africa.
Expert in innovative social finance and public private partnerships
Has structured a social impact bond on early childhood education.
Has developed a pioneering government retail bond mobile platform, MAkiba. Member of Investment Committee of Kenya Climate Ventures.
BSc Harvard, MBA Wharton.
MSc Economics, MBA.

Duncan Onyango, Former Director of acumen in East Africa

DUNCAN ONYANGO
PARTNER

A pioneer in impact investments in East Africa with a solid track record. Duncan has been engaged in more than 35 impact investments and 12 exits in East Africa with a solid average return. Team Lead of Sustainable Urban Economic Development, SUED. Former Director of Acumen East Africa. Board member of African Enterprise Challenge Fund, Trademark East Africa and Kenya Innovative Finance Facility for Water.
Previous Group Chief Finance Officer of Rift Valley Railways.

ADVISORS

CHRISTIAN FRIIS BACH
CHAIRMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Former Danish Minister for Development Cooperation.
Experience from Africa and with innovative partnerships from being chairman of the Danish Association for International Cooperation, International Director of DanChurchAid and Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council.
UN experience from position as UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary for UNECE.

Rikke Schiøtt Petersen, Legal advisor

RIKKE SCHIØTT PETERSEN
LEGAL ADVISOR

Expert in capital markets, M&A, IPOs, corporate law and mutual funds.
Partner at Gorrissen Federspiel.
Member of the Committee for Good Corporate Governance.
Council member of European Forum, IBA.

TANJA HAVEMANN
SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS ENTREPRENEUR

Director and Founder of Clarmondial. Expert in blended finance and innovative social finance. Development of Food Securities Fund.

Henrik Mancke, Expert in philantropy and impact measurements

HENRIK MANCKE
EXPERT IN PHILANTHROPY AND IMPACT MEASUREMENT

Head of Analysis at Realdania.
Member of the global advisory board of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

CARSTEN BJERG
EXPERIENCED BUSINESS LEADER AND BOARD MEMBER 

Former CEO of Grundfos
Board member in a number of large engineering companies
Strong commercial expertise in scaling and adding value to companies