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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

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Alexander Wiese

Managing Director, Global Head Blue Economy & Food Finance

Alexander is sector lead for Blue Economy & Food Finance. Alexander is a member of the Operations & Strategy

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Rufus Grantham

Managing Director, Global Head Retrofit & Built Environment Finance

Rufus is sector lead of Retrofit & Built Environment Finance.Rufus spent two decades working in investment

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Iain Torrance

Managing Director

Iain has over thirty-five years’ experience of working in the City with various institutions

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Lesley Warren

Executive Director Operations

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

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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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Christine Zhou

Vice President

Christine has spent six years in front office roles at a couple of major investment banks. Most recently, she

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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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Yoana Charliyska

Vice President - Marketing

Yoana brings nearly 15 years of experience working in various areas of marketing, corporate communications

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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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Tommaso Buso

Senior Analyst

Tommaso previously worked in the ESG retail practice of Amundi AM and the sustainable finance division of Deloitte

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Wilfred Simon

Analyst

Wilfred previously worked as a product management trainee in fixed income and equity, focusing on responsible

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Luke Ireland

Project Manager Analyst

Luke has previously spent several years in service of the Public Sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, working for several institutions

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Vuk Srdanovic

Senior Advisor

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

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Rupesh Madlani

CEO, Global Head Data & Disclosure Finance / Board

Rupesh is sector lead for Data & Disclosure Finance, he is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of 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

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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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Fiona Blythe

Executive Director, Global Head Biodiversity & Nature-Based Solutions Finance

Fiona is sector lead for Biodiversity and Nature-Based Solutions. Fiona has over 20 years’ 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

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Steven Bowen

Executive Director

Steven worked at Berenberg, setting up and running the sustainability team within the Investment Bank.

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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

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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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Shriya Samarth

Vice President

Shriya is a cross-asset trader, working in finance for over 8 years. She began her career at Barclays

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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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Gunjesh Jain

Finance Associate

Gunjesh is a practicing Chartered Accountant in India. Gunjesh has over six years’ experience working

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Harry Wain

Senior Analyst

Harry graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Management. Harry has previously held roles in a Morgan

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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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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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Sansuma Bargayary

Finance Analyst

Sansuma has 6 years experience in dynamic accounting practice. Sansuma worked with many financial

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Tenke Zoltani

Senior Advisor

Tenke Zoltani, Founder of Better Finance, is an expert in the field of impact investing

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Chris Smith

Managing Director, Global Head Sovereign Sustainable Finance

Chris is sector lead for Sovereign Sustainable Finance and is a member of the Operations & Strategy Group of the firm.

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Steve Smith

Managing Director, Global Head Carbon & Forestry Finance

Steve is the sector lead for Carbon & Forestry Finance. Steve worked at Morgan Stanley

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Jennifer Faust

Managing Director

Jennifer has nearly twenty years of institutional investment, development finance and international

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Heather Matson

Executive Director, Gender, Diversity & Inclusive Finance

Heather is sector lead for Gender, Diversity & Inclusive Finance and also supports BwB’s efforts around policy

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Mark Buisseret

Executive Director

Mark's career in financial markets spans equities, derivatives and fixed income trading, capital markets

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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 more than five years of trading experience in the emerging markets foreign exchange space

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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

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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

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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

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Prerna Sukhija

Senior Analyst

Prerna previously worked as an analyst with the Technology and Disruptive Commerce banking team

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Mansi Dixit

Analyst

Mansi has previously held a role as a Senior Analyst in the Corporate Finance GF&BM team in JPMorgan

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Shrikant Kadavergu

Finance Analyst

Shrikant has over a decade of experience in Investment Banking & Finance. Shrikant previously worked as a Senior

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Djellil Bouzidi

Senior Advisor

A passionate supporter of sustainable finance with more than 20 years of experience

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