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BlueOrchard – empowering people, protecting our planet

We are committed

We truly believe in profit with purpose. Our goal is to create lasting positive impact for underserved communities and the environment, while providing attractive returns for our investors by connecting them with millions of entrepreneurs.

We are
diverse

Our global team includes highly experienced professionals from all different cultures, nationalities, and educational fields, combining their skillsets while working across offices together. What unites them? A shared belief in the real difference impact investing can make.

We are innovators

Our ongoing mission is to keep tackling the world’s most serious challenges. Innovation is at the heart of our approach, as we use our access to leading expertise, new technology, and broad networks to find new solutions to shared problems.

Making an impact worldwide

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countries invested in since inception
7 offices on 4 continents: Peru, Kenya, Georgia, Singapore, Luxembourg, and Switzerland
**The last loan in Russia matured in May 2016. Since then, BlueOrchard has strictly avoided exposure in Russia on account to country risks.

Living our principles

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An excellent
partner by
our side

We became a member of the Schroders Group in 2019. BlueOrchard and Schroders share the strong belief in the value investments can create for society and our planet. Through our joint contributions, we can create positive change and drive innovation in the impact space.

Board of Directors &
Executive Management

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Our Board of Directors

Peter A. Fanconi
Chairman of the Board
Stephen Mills
Vice Chairman of the Board
Ernst Brugger
Member of the Board
Peter Harrison
Member of the Board
Omar Qandeel
Member of the Board
Georg Wunderlin
Member of the Board

Executive Management

Philipp Mueller
Chief Executive Officer
Maria Teresa Zappia
Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, Deputy CEO
Felix Hermes
Head of Private Equity & Sustainable Infrastructure
Normunds Mizis
Chief Credit Officer
Daniel Perroud
Global Head of Business Development
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Extended Management

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Sevara Mukhamet-Alieva
Regional Director - Eurasia
David Beguin
Head of Information Technology
Ernesto Costa
Head of Private Equity Investments
Martin Gahr
Head of Corporate Development
Yann Groeger
Regional Director - Africa and Latam
Patricia Jelk
Head of Finance
Sébastien Juhen
Head of Private Debt Portfolio Management
Raphaël Lambin
Head of People & Development
Ebony Satti
Head of Investor Relations
Matthew Sparkes
Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel
Tahmina Theis
Head of Communications
Sascha Ternes
Chief Operating Officer
Evariste Verchere
Head of Public Debt Portfolio Management
Michael Wehrle
Head Investment Solutions
Ashwin West
Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments
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Peter Fanconi

Chairman of the Board

“BlueOrchard is made of fantastic individuals – individuals, who are great personalities with excellent skill sets and vast experience.
When I see how passionate and motivated my colleagues are in implementing our mission – fighting inequality and climate change – I feel very proud. They know they are part of something bigger. That’s what our company is built on.”

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Njeri Ng'ang'a

Senior Investment Officer - Nairobi, Kenya

“I am passionate about impact investing because it plays a crucial role in providing access to much-needed financing for micro-entrepreneurs and SMEs. As an investment officer, I am always in touch with our clients and end-beneficiaries across Africa. Learning about their stories and working together towards a common goals is what I enjoy most about my job.”

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Ketevan Kharebava

Senior Legal Counsel - Tbilisi, Georgia

“I enjoy working in a multicultural environment and being part of an international team that shares the same goals. In addition, working at BlueOrchard allows me to advance financial inclusion and impact investing.”

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Fabien Pietroforte

Conducting Officer - Luxembourg

“BlueOrchard built up a team of people from different cultures, all pulling in the same direction of having a sustainable and verifiable positive impact on the economy, society, and environment. To reach this goal, the culture is by nature very collaborative, the environment is dynamic, and the trust given by the management gives me enough space to grow and be happy in my role. I appreciate that the company promotes talent management and growth from within.”

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