Meet The BwB Team

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Angus Forbes

Chairman / Board

Angus worked in the City for 20 years, at James Capel, Smith New Court / Merrill Lynch and GLG Partners respectively.

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Arindam Basu

Managing Director, Global Head Sustainable Finance

Arindam is sector lead for Technical Assistance and is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of the firm. He is a seasoned financial analyst with over eight years of experience in Equity Research.

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Phil Griffith

Managing Director, Global Head Energy Finance

Phil is sector lead for Energy and is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of the firm. He has worked in European equity sales for the last 32 years.

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William Watts

Managing Director

William had a long career in traditional money and bond markets in the UK, US and European Rabobank.

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Johannes Haubrich

Managing Director

Johannes Haubrich is Head of Product Management for Fixed Income & Equity Solutions at Nordea Asset Management (NAM).

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Iain Torrance

Managing Director

Iain has over thirty five years experience of working in the City with various institutions in lending and corporate finance.

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Harald Kinzler

Executive Director

Harald has gained considerable experience, in a variety of roles, during a 25 year career across three financial centres; London, New York and Frankfurt.

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Sonal Biyani

Executive Director

Sonal has over 12 years of experience in capital markets, fund raising (IPO, PE) and Mergers & Acquisitions in India.

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Yang Zhou

Vice President

Yang has over 12 years of professional experience in various advisory and asset management roles..

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Matteo Scalabrino

Senior Analyst

Matteo spent one year working in financial risk and sustainable finance for MLAdvisory, an international consulting company.

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Tanaya Deshpande

Analyst

Tanaya has completed her Chartered Accountancy qualification from India and has recently finished her master’s in finance and management from Cranfield University, UK.

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Lesley Warren

Operations

Lesley is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of the firm. "Lesley spent 15 years at Hogg Robinson Business Travel as Head of Operations for various large corporates including her last role at HSBC.

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Rupesh Madlani

CEO, Global Head Nature & Circular Finance / Board

Rupesh is sector lead for Nature Based Solutions and Circular Economy, he is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group at the firm.

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Alexander Wiese

Managing Director, Global Head Biodiversity, Food & Agriculture

Alexander is sector lead for Biodiversity and Food & Agriculture he is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of the firm.

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Rufus Grantham

Managing Director, Global Head Urban Transition Finance

Rufus is sector lead for Retrofit and Built Environment. Rufus spent two decades working in investment research advising asset management clients on their investment strategies

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Andrew Hughes

Managing Director

Andrew worked in the City of London as a sell side analyst for 35 years, covering the Retail sector. He was latterly a MD and team head at UBS.

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Jennifer Faust

Managing Director

Jennifer has nearly twenty years of institutional investment, development finance and international private equity experience.

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Vuk Srdanovic

Managing Director

Vuk spent eight years building the international business of Dutch asset management house Kempen Capital Management.

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Julien Roques

Executive Director

Julien worked at Santander as vice president in their investment banking division based in Paris.

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Jeremy Davies

Executive Director

Jeremy spent 16 years in the investment industry in both public and private markets, latterly running global special situations.

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Alex Shapiro

Vice President

Alex works in Impact Venture Capital at the Conduit Connect, leading due diligence seed and series A impact deals globally.

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Christopher Czura

Analyst

Chris studied Geography at the University of Colorado and received his MBA in Responsible Investment and Finance from SUMAS.

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Ben Hikmet

Analyst

Ben graduated from the University of Southampton in 2018, having achieved an Upper 2:1 (Hons) classification in BSc. Population and Geography.

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Chris Smith

Managing Director, Global Head Debt Finance

Chris is sector lead for Debt and is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of the firm. He worked in the City of London for 15 years up to 2009.

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Asen Charliyski

Managing Director, Global Head Sustainable Cities Finance

Asen is sector lead for Cities. He brings diverse experience in structured finance, corporate finance, and financial markets.

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Tenke Zoltani

Managing Director

Tenke Zoltani, Founder of Better Finance, is an expert in the field of impact investing, focusing on structuring, direct investments and portfolio integration of ESG principles.

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Steven Bowen

Managing Director

Steven worked at Berenberg, setting up and running the sustainability team within the Investment Bank. Prior to this, he worked for 12 years in the investment industry.

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Mark Buisseret

Managing Director

Mark's career in financial markets spans equities, derivatives and fixed income trading, capital markets and risk management. He worked at Goldman Sachs as a Managing Director and head of risk for the Equity Division.

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Stephen Smith

Managing Director

Steve worked at Morgan Stanley for 28 years in European and then Global equity sales.

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Christian Zenner

Executive Director

Christian spent over 15 years in cross-asset derivatives sales roles for international investment banks.

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Jade Bouhmouch

Vice President

Jade was previously a senior analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in San Francisco.

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Emre Eren

Senior Analyst

Emre previously worked with PwC in the corporate finance department, as an Insurance broker at ESL insurance, as Head of marketing.

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Harry Wain

Analyst

Harry has previously held roles in a Morgan Stanley-backed ABS structuring and asset management company and as a portfolio manager at InvestUK

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Prerna Sukhija

Analyst

Prerna previously worked as an analyst with the Technology and Disruptive Commerce banking team at JP Morgan Chase & Co., and with the Government of India