PARTNERS

Lisbeth Stausholm Zacho, founder/CEO Nordic Impact Funds

LISBETH STAUSHOLM ZACHO
FOUNDER/CEO

+10 years experience in international development from IMF, WB and NGO.
10 years financial experience from the Danish Central Bank.
Experience in health, education and development programs.
Expertise in anticorruption, compliance, risk and financial management     MSc Economics, MBA

Humphrey Wattanga Partner/CIO Nordic Impact Funds

HUMPHREY WATTANGA
CO-FOUNDER/PARTNER

+15 years experience in structuring private equity and impact investment deals in 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.
BSc Harvard, MBA Wharton

 

Duncan Onyango, Former director of acumen in East Africa

DUNCAN ONYANGO
VENTURE PARTNER

A pioneer in social impact investments with solid track record. Former director of Acumen East Africa. Board member of Trademark East Africa and the East Africa Venture Capital Association.
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/CEO

10 years experience in international development from IMF, WB and NGO.
10 years financial experience from the Danish central bank.
Experience in health, education and development programs.
Expertise in anticorruption, compliance, risk and financial management.

Humphrey Wattanga Partner/CIO Nordic Impact Funds

HUMPHREY WATTANGA
PARTNER/CIO

15 years experience in structuring private equity and impact investment deals in East Africa.
Expert in innovative social finance and public private partnership.s
Structured social impact bond on early childhood education.
Lead advisor in the development of a pioneering government retail bond mobile platform.
BSc Harvard, MBA Wharton.
MSc Economics, MBA.

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.

Duncan Onyango, Former Director of acumen in East Africa

DUNCAN ONYANGO
FORMER DIRECTOR OF ACUMEN EAST AFRICA – A PIONEER IN SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT

Board member of Trademark East Africa and the East Africa Venture Capital Association.
Previous Group Chief Finance Officer of Rift Valley Railways.
Council member of European Forum, IBA.

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