The Management Team

Kaspar

Kaspar Wansleben, CEO

 

Kaspar Wansleben is the Managing Director of Investing for Development. Before joining LMDF and FCCF seven years ago, Kaspar has been involved in microfinance since 2006 as a member of the credit committee of the finance program of MFIs: LUXMINT, managed by ADA. He also worked at the Intenational Labour Organisation (2002) and at PlanetRating (2004). Kaspar is a visiting lecturer at the University of Luxembourg on social entrepreneurship and a board member of MFX Solutions Inc, the provider of currency risk solutions to the microfinance sector for 5 years.

 

Kaspar Wansleben is chartered accountant and joined KPMG in 2005 where he was specialized during 6 years in the industrial and financial sectors as advisor in finance and auditor. He graduated in Business and Finance from the Euromed in Marseille and the University of Bremen. He is of German nationality and has lived in many Asian countries.

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Dr. Ronnie de Camino Velozo, Senior Adviser

 

Ronnie has 50 years of forestry experience in Central America and studied in Freiburg and Göttingen. He has substancial experience in the management of forests, including natural forests in Venezuela and Brazil. He is board member of forestry companies, President of the Iberoamerican Model Forest Network and member of the advisory committee of 20×20 initiative.

 

Ronnie held the Territorial Forests Chair at CATIE (funded by the Swiss Cooperation) and is a member of CATIE’s graduate faculty.

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Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Marketing

 

Hedda Pahlson-Moller is a Business Angel focusing on Social Investing. Hedda currently holds various board positions (EVPA, EBAN, …) and co-directs Chameleon Invest (CHI) seed capital fund and the women’s angel investing program, Rising Tide. Hedda represents Ashoka in Luxembourg. She is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Sacred Heart University’s Executive MBA program and lectures for the University of Luxembourg on Social Enterprise & Social Innovation.

 

OMSINT/TIIME  is an Impact Solutions organization providing Advocacy, Advisory and Investment services. Hedda co-founded the Impactory, a non-profit community-based working space for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs as a result of running the Luxembourg Entrepreneurship Taskforce  – which has merged and evolved into NYUKO.lu. Hedda has an MBA from Copenhagen Business School, an M.A. in Political Economics from Lund University and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.  She is an Executive Fellow with the University of Essex.

Miguel

Miguel Maeztu, Assistant Investment Manager

 

Miguel Maeztu has a degree in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and an MSc Finance from the University of Southampton. Prior to joining Investing for Development SICAV, he did an internship in retail banking in Spain. He then moved to Luxembourg, where he spent 4 years in Operations within Fund Administration and Investment Banking .

 

Miguel joined the Fund in 2017, is a CFA charterholder and speaks English, French and Spanish.

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Jennifer Popescu-Urbain, Shareholder and external relations officer

 

Jennifer Popescu-Urbain is shareholder and external relations officer. Prior to joining the Funds, Jennifer worked since 2010 at ADA asbl as executive secretary. She has also worked (2007-2010) in the field of international Radio / Television as an administrative assistant in the first place, and then as an assistant to the antenna / support.

 

Graduated in tourism in 2007, Jennifer is multilingual and speaks seven languages, including French, Luxembourgish, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian.

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Apricot Wilson, Assistant Investment Manager

 

Apricot Wilson graduated in Modern Languages from St Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge. Subsequently she spent time in Asia, interning at UNESCO Bangkok and studying at Tsinghua University, Beijing. When she returned from Asia, she was offered a graduate training contract at Aberdeen Asset Management where she spent nearly 3 years, predominantly focusing on the investment side. Her work there took her to London, Edinburgh, Milan and Philadelphia. She left Aberdeen in 2015 and spent some time working for startups in London.

 

Apricot joined the Fund in 2016 and has completed her CFA Level 3 exam as well as her Investment Management Certificate.

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Carla Navarro Díaz, Associate operations and communications

 

Carla Navarro Díaz has a degree in Social Education and a Master in International Cooperation from the HEGOA Institute, University of the Basque Country (Spain). Prior to joining FCCF Carla completed several internships in different fields: on at the University of Córdoba, in Argentina, among others. She arrived to Luxembourg in 2016 where she did an internship at the Cercle de Coopération des ONGD du Luxembourg, followed by a second internship at LMDF.

 

Carla joined the Fund in 2018 and speaks English, French and Spanish.