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Financing Inclusive Business for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation

Published January 22, 2013

by iris_author

Location: SSB W256, Schulich School of Business
Day: Tuesday, February 26 (Note new date)
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Guest Speaker: Hany Assaad, Co-Founder of Avanz Capital

Hany  is a respected senior investment and finance professional with over 26 years of experience, including serving as CIO in IFC’s Private Equity Funds Group. He was with the IFC for over 20 years including leading their Private Equity Funds Group and managing IFC's investments in clean energy, extractive industries, infrastructure and healthcare. He held various positions across IFC with regional responsibilities in companies, financial institutions and funds covering the Middle East & North Africa, South & Southeast Asia and Emerging Europe, with transactional experience in Latin America and Africa.

Hany was also right-hand-man to James Wolfensohn when he was president
of the World Bank. He is a co-founder of Avanz Capital, his own private equity firm focusing on emerging markets, where he is Chief Portfolio, Risk & Compliance Officer managing the sourcing, screening and negotiating of investments, as well as risk management.

Hany will talk about impact investing for poverty alleviation and
sustainable development.

Sustainable Value Creation Speaker Series

This talk is part of an ongoing joint Speaker Series is brought to you by IRIS and Schulich Course Director Dr. Kevin McKague and his MGMT 6500 Sustainable Value Creation course (Business Model Innovation for Poverty Alleviation), which is cross-listed by both the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business and the Nonprofit Management Leadership specializations at the Schulich School of Business. To see the other planned events, visit the Sustainable Value Creation Speaker Series page.

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