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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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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Jennifer Faust

Managing Director

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

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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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Steven Bowen

Executive 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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Rajni Kumar

Executive Director

Rajni has over 15 years of experience in cross-asset derivatives trading. Currently, she is a Senior Director at Barclays in Equity Derivatives Trading.

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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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Lesley Warren

Vice President Operations

Lesley is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of the firm.

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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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Gunjesh Jain

Finance Associate

Gunjesh is a practicing Chartered Accountant in India. He has an experience of over 6 years working in the fields of finance, accounts, auditing and advisory services.

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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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Isaac Caiger-Smith

Analyst

Isaac graduated in 2021 from the University of Sussex, with a first-class degree in philosophy, politics, economics.

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Rumbi Chikowero

Marketing Analyst

Rumbi has over 11 years of experience working in marketing, sustainability consulting, programme coordination, and editing in Sweden, Canada, and Tanzania.

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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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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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Vuk Srdanovic

Managing Director

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

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Mark Buisseret

Executive 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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Andrew Hughes

Executive 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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Sumbo Eludire

Executive Director

Sumbo has 5+ years of trading experience in the emerging markets FX space with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

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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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Christine Zhou

Vice President

Christine has spent six years in front office roles at a couple of major investment banks. Most recently, she was the lead Leisure equity research analyst at Royal Bank of Canada.

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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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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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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

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Tommaso Buso

Analyst

Tommaso previously worked in the ESG retail practice of Amundi AM and the sustainable finance division of Deloitte France where he advised large European banks and asset managers on their climate risk and sustainability strategies.

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Shrikant Kadavergu

Finance Analyst

Shrikant has over a decade of experience into Investment Banking & Finance domain.

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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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Stephen Smith

Managing Director, Global Head Carbon & Forestry

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

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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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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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Johannes Haubrich

Executive Director

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

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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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Christian Zenner

Executive Director

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

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Fiona Blythe

Executive Director

Fiona has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets primarily in institutional and hedge fund sales and client relationship management.

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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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Barbara Truyers

Vice President

Barbara started her career in finance as an investment advisor in 2007. In 2019, she joined the myclimate foundation to help finance institutions integrate climate protection in their daily business.

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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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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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Christopher Czura

Analyst

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