GuarantCo Appoints New Chief Investment Officer

  • GuarantCo Management Company (GMC), GuarantCo’s fund manager and a subsidiary of Cardano Development, has appointed Surabhi Mathur Visser as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), effective 3rd January 2023.
  • GuarantCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) which operates along the project life cycle and across the capital structure, to help infrastructure projects overcome financial, technical and environmental challenges.

Surabhi joined GuarantCo from Mirova SunFunder, based in Nairobi, where she led the investments team from June 2019, firstly as Head of Investments and latterly as CIO.  She joined Mirova SunFunder from MRI Group in Singapore where she managed the structured trade finance team globally. Prior to that, she was a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s power & infrastructure project finance team and before that she worked in Standard & Poor’s securitisation team. Surabhi holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgetown University.

In her new role, Surabhi will be part of the Senior Management Team and GMC Board. She will be working closely together with the various teams across GMC, PIDG and Cardano Development to set the overall direction and strategy to grow the company’s guarantee portfolio in its priority lower income countries whilst supporting GuarantCo’s local capital market development mandate. As PIDG launches its new strategy, she will be working closely with PIDG senior management.

Layth Al Falaki, CEO of GuarantCo, said: “We are delighted that Surabhi has joined GuarantCo Management Company.  Since 2005, GuarantCo has become renowned as a centre of excellence for infrastructure finance local currency credit solutions and is delivering on its mission to help alleviate poverty in lower income countries across Africa and Asia.  Surabhi’s extensive and relevant experience will make a significant contribution to furthering this mission. She will be pivotal in helping us capitalise on further growth opportunities and delivering against our ambitious business plan”.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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