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 Partnersrespectively. After leaving GLG he became the first Director of the Prince's Rainforest Project.

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Arindam Basu

Managing Director

Arindam is a seasoned financial analyst with over eight years of experience in Equity Research at Lehman Brothers and Barclays.

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Alexander Wiese

Managing Director

Alexander is based in Zurich and has close to 15 years of experience in sales and structuring of cross asset solutions for institutional clients based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Philip Mitchell

Managing Director

Philip is based in Stockholm and spent the past 5 years as a Global portfolio manager for the Swedish pension fund AP1.

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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, most recently as a fund manager.

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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, sitting on the Firmwide Risk Committee.

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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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Jeremy Davies

Executive Director

Jeremy spent 16 years in the investment industry in both public and private markets, latterly running global special situations at multi-strategy hedge fund, CQS. Jeremy is a CFA Charterholder.

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Yang Zhou

Vice President

Yang has over 12 years of professional experience in various advisory and asset management roles, including private equity fund management, investment banking, financial advisory, business compliance, and legal service.

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Ryan Stodart

Analyst

Ryan has previously worked as a Senior Researcher with a focus on innovative climate technology, business models and financial mechanisms.

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Lesley Warren

Operations

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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Iain Torrance

Managing Director

Iain has over thirty five years experience of working in the City with various institutions in lending and corporate finance. He most recently worked at Morgan Stanley for sixteen years where he fulfilled a number of roles including MD as Global Head of Credit for Commercial Real Estate and Head of Credit for EMEA FSL lending. Iain has a MA in Economics from Edinburgh University and a MBA from City University.

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Rupesh Madlani

CEO / Board

Rupesh spent a decade at Lehman Brothers and Barclays in equity research in sustainability and clean technology, ranking first in the Institutional Investor survey.

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Rufus Grantham

Managing Director

Rufus spent two decades working in investment research advising asset management clients on their investment strategies. He is a Managing Director and member of the executive team at BwB.

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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. She has over a decade of experience in the field of sustainable finance with a passion for the environment and sustainable living.

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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. He became Head of Solar Lending then took a placement in Rwanda for Rabo Development as a special advisor for Banque Populaire du Rwanda.

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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). He joined NAM in 2015 as a Senior Product Manager.

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Sarah Powell

Executive Director

Sarah is a finance industry supervisory analyst and editor, with an extensive knowledge of compliance in global equities research.

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Biraj Borkhataria

Executive Director

Biraj is Co-head European Energy Research at RBC Capital Markets. Biraj has spent a decade in equity research, the majority of which has been covering large integrated energy companies.

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Christian Zenner

Executive Director

Christian spent over 15 years in cross-asset derivatives sales roles for international investment banks. Most recently he managed a structured products sales team covering private banks and wealth managers Europe-wide at RBC Capital Markets.

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Kailash Ligade

Vice President

Kailash has over 12 years of Equity Research and Investment Banking experience. He has worked with some of the leading sell-side and buy-side firms such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, Al Rajhi United, PE Plus Capital Advisors, India Bulls and India Infoline.

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Emre Eren

Analyst

Emre previously worked with PwC in the corporate finance department, as an Insurance broker at ESL insurance, as Head of marketing at Smart Accident Claims and in a Sales role in Barcelona.

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Matteo Scalabrino

Analyst

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

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Chris Smith

Managing Director

Chris worked in the City of London for 15 years up to 2009 where his last role was Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered.

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Phil Griffith

Managing Director

Phil has worked in European equity sales for the last 32 years at UBS, Morgan Stanley & Exane BNP Paribas. Over that time he has built up many senior relationships with the largest Institutional Investors here in the UK.

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Natalia Cermeño

Managing Director

Natalia has over 20 years investment banking experience in Capital Markets. Most recently, she was a Managing Director heading the Rates Structuring team for NatWest Markets.

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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, and formerly worked at Nomura and Hoare Govett.

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Jennifer Faust

Managing Director

Jennifer has nearly twenty years of institutional investment, development finance and international private equity experience. She currently also serves as an International Advisor to the United Nations/International Trade Centre's flagship program, the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI).

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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. She has previously worked as an Investment Banker.

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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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Jade Bouhmouch

Vice President

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

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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. Prior to the Conduit connect Alex consulted to the EU on impact investment policy.

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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 Sustainability Management School. Chris previously worked at UNEP-FI for six months, within the Nature team.

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Monkgogi Buzwani

Analyst

Monkgogi graduated with a first-class honours degree from the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester and a Masters with commendation from Cambridge Judge Business School. He previously worked for a Southern African hybrid private capital fund as an Analyst where he analysed companies for possible equity, quasi-equity and subordinated debt investment.