HELENA RIESE HARSTAD

Chairman & Co-Founder
helena@optimizerfoundation.se

 

 

Helena Riese Harstad is the

Co-Founder and working Chairman

of Optimizer Foundation.

She leads the overall strategic direction of the foundation, including assessment of investment opportunities, and manages donor engagement.

 

 

ANNE STUBERT PARTRIDGE

COO
anne@optimizerfoundation.se

 

 

Anne Partridge is the COO of Optimizer Foundation. She is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy of the foundation, identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, and managing the portfolio.

EMILY DURFEE

Investment Manager

emily@optimizerfoundation.se

 

Emily Durfee is the Investment Manager of Optimizer Foundation, to be based out of Nairobi, Kenya. She is responsible for identifying and evaluating potential East African investments, and managing and supporting the current portfolio.

 

 

PETER F HINTON

Senior Advisor

 

 

 

Peter provides advisory support to Optimizer Foundation, especially as regards sector views and insights on education and health, but also with general advice on impact and strategy. Peter is an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School.

 

 

 

 

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MARCUS WATSON

Advisor

 

 

 

Marcus provides advisory support

to Optimizer Foundation, specifically with regards to the East African markets. Marcus is

an Associate Partner at Dalberg Advisors, a strategy consulting firm, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

ABDOURAHMANE DIOP

Advisor

 

 

 

Abdourahmane is an investment professional with more 7 years' experience in impact investing

and innovative financing in agriculture, global health and education. He provides advisory support to Optimizer Foundation, specifically with regards to financial returns analysis and investment pricing strategy.

 

 

CATHARINA BELFRAGE SAHLSTRAND

Board Member
catharina@optimizerfoundation.se

 

 

Catharina is a board member of Optimizer Foundation.

She is a lawyer and heads

the legal team at Debt Capital Markets at one of the major

Nordic banks Handelsbanken.

 

ALEXANDRA ROSBERG HINXMAN

Board Member

alexandra@optimizerfoundation.se

 

 

Alexandra Rosberg Hinxman is a board member of Optimizer Foundation. She works as governmental advisor

specialising in international relations and

intra-governmental coordination.