SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Geoff Burns
Member of the Investment Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

Geoff Burns has over 30 years of experience in private equity. He has his own private equity advisory business to address specifically the challenges facing DFIs in this sector. He has provided advice on all aspects of investing to a number of bi-and multilateral DFIs, including the Asian Development Bank, FMO, CDC and Norfund. He is a board member of the Ascent Rift Valley private equity fund in Mauritius and of Gebana AG in Zürich. He sits on the investment committee of various funds or investment structures active in emerging markets (responsAbility, AfricInvest, Islamic Infrastructure Fund), as well as on various advisory boards (South Asian Clean Energy Fund, Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund, Grofin).