TEAM

Cédric Lombard

Co-CEO in charge of Investments - Cali

Cédric is a co-founder of Impact Finance and is responsible for the investments. He opened an office in Colombia in 2013 from where operations in Latin America are supervised.

Cédric has co-founded Symbiotics and BlueOrchard Finance, two leading microfinance investment managers. In both he was responsible for analysis and investments. Over the last decade he has visited and analyzed over 600 companies working with the BoP in 30 developing countries, extending over USD 500M in loans. In 2007, he co-founded Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG), an association promoting responsible investing in Switzerland and was the vice-chairman until 2011.

Cédric holds a Master of International Relations from the Graduate Institute for International Relations in Geneva.

Benjamin Firmenich

Co-CEO in charge of Investor Relations - Geneva

Benjamin joined Impact Finance in 2010, he is in charge of the relations with investors. He is based in Geneva and manages a portfolio of investments in Western Europe and Latin America. He's also a member of the Firmenich Sustainability Council and he co-initiated the Geneva Nexus Salon, a local meetup of the Nexus Global Youth Initiative.

He is an environmental science and social impact analysis specialist. He was sent in 2008 by Wetlands International to Indonesia to assess the total economic value of a mangrove ecosystem and he took part in an emission-modeling project at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands. Since he started working for Impact Finance, Benjamin has visited over 50 impact enterprises.

Benjamin holds a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Geneva.

Nabil Medkouri

Financial Controller - Geneva

Nabil joined Impact Finance in July 2017 as Financial Controller in Geneva. He supervises the middle office operations and is in charge of the relationship with the Fund’s service providers. He also supervises and reports on the funds financial, the companies financials, and the operations tracking.

Before that he was working at INOKS Capital SA as Post Investments Officer. Prior to joining INOKS, he served as Fund Services Officer at Alter Domus Alternative Asset Fund Administration in Luxembourg, focusing on the administration, accounting, and reporting of Private Debt and Equity funds. He started his career as a Risk Analyst at Luxcellence Management Company, a subsidiary of CACEIS Bank Luxembourg, providing monthly and quarterly executive and regulatory reports to the Board of Directors, that illustrated key risk indicators within the investment fund portfolio (UCITS, Part II, SIFs, SICARs).

Nabil holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Nice. He speaks French, English and Arabic.

Lisa Cabado

Investor Relations Associate - Geneva

Lisa joined Impact Finance in July 2017 as an Investor Relations Associate after accomplishing six months of fellowship. She is mainly in charge of supporting the head of Investor Relations in Geneva through corporate communication, business development, communication and reporting functions.

During her studies, she volunteered for two years at Make Sense, an international community helping social entrepreneurs. She was facilitating design thinking workshops to help them develop their businesses and solve the most pressing issues faced by society in such arenas as: environment, food, education etc. She also did an internship in accounting and another in control management at Saint-Gobain for six months.

Lisa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Westminster in London and a Master's Degree in International Finance from ESCE Paris Business School. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Anouchka Miquel

Investment Analyst - Cali

Anouchka joined Impact Finance in August 2016 as Investment Analyst after accomplishing six months of training in Cali, Colombia. She is mainly in charge of our investments in Nicaragua and Bolivia in sectors such as coffee, quinoa, organic dried and fresh fruits and financial services and waste treatment.

Previously, she worked for the bank Lombard Odier in Hong Kong as an intern in risk management for six months. Before this, she did a two months internship at Lombard Odier in Geneva in the global reporting and custody department.

Anouchka holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Hospitality Management from the EHL, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Juan Ospina

Investment Analyst - Cali

Juan joined Impact Finance in July 2017 as an Investment Analyst after accomplishing six months of training in Cali, Colombia. He is mainly in charge of our investments in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru; in sectors such as coffee, cacao, Andean grains, financial services and waste treatment.

Previously, he worked for two years as Investment Analyst in Riopaila Castilla, a sugar refining mill. In there he was in charge of the economic evaluation of new projects, the monitoring and controlling of the investment capital of the company, and he was also a member of the sustainability committee. Before this, he worked for three years in Banco de Occidente, as International Business analyst.

Juan holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from the Universidad del Valle in Cali and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Universidad EAFIT in Medellin. He speaks English and Spanish.