Experienced team blending Venture Capital, Private Equity and Impact
Max has over 25 years of Investment and Venture Capital experience having started, backed and exited a number of investments across various industries including fin-tech, financial services, fashion, and FMCG. He co-Founded of Gottex Fund Management, an alternative investment company which he grew to $16bn of assets under management and took public at a $2.2bn market cap. Max has a business degree from the University of Virginia
FRANCISCO SARAIVA GOMES
Chief Investment Officer
Francisco has over 23 years of operational and investment experience in aquaculture having managed operations in farming, health & nutrition, equipment & engineering, processing & marketing. During his career, Francisco has successfully advised and or led M&A for more than $300 M acquisition in fish farming, feeds, ingredients and equipment.
CHRIS GORELL BARNES
Chris has over 10 years of ocean conservation experience as the co-Founder of Blue Marine Foundation where he led a number of critical projects. Chris is also an entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded Adjust Your Set a leading brand communications agency and was the executive producer of the award-winning documentary film The End of the Line
George has over 10 years of ocean conservation experience as the co-Founder of Blue Marine Foundation where he led a number of critical projects. George is also an entrepreneur and angel investor. As a movie producer he produced a number of movies including the award-winning documentary film The End of the Line which was awarded the Puma Creative Impact Award in 2011
Chief Operating Officer
Sriram has over 15 years of financial structuring and engineering experience at Deutsche Bank and his team was responsible for structuring and placing over $5bn of alternative investments to institutional investors. He held a number of senior structuring roles at Deutsche Bank across equities, alternatives, funds and credit. Sriram has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engg. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India).
Piers has over 6 years of experience in sustainable finance and private equity at ADM Capital, a $1.6bn Private Equity group in Asia. He has supported a number of investments across the Asia Pacific Region. Piers has Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College
HUGO LE BRETON
Head of Impact
22 years of experience in developing and implementing sustainability programmes in a variety of industries, including 15 years with Royal Dutch Shell. Founder of Le Breton Yachts. MSc Environmental Mgmt. at Imperial Coll., and MA Natural Sciences at Cambridge.
10 Year of sales & marketing experience in the finance and philanthropic sectors. Led the Sports, Media and Entertainment division at Credit Suisse. Also extensive experience in wealth management at Goldman Sachs and RBC Wealth Management.
10 year of Impact experience. Co-Founder and Director of Impact Management Project.
Amanda focuses on maximizing impact with funds, corporations, policymakers and entrepreneurs.