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Our Team

Our Team

The GIF team across London and Washington D.C. is comprised of investors, economists, and development experts who are committed to harnessing the power of innovative and market-driven approaches to tackling the greatest challenges facing the developing world.

How we do it
Alessandra Buonfino

Alessandra Buonfino

Senior Advisor

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Alix Peterson Zwane

Alix Peterson Zwane

Chief Executive Officer

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Amélie Baudot

Amélie Baudot

Chief Strategy and Legal Officer

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Avinash Mishra

Avinash Mishra

Investment Director

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Charlotte Ward

Charlotte Ward

Managing Director - Portfolio and Investments

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Christina Holzmüller

Christina Holzmüller

Operations Manager

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Francesco Valente

Francesco Valente

Investment Associate

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Garreth Spillane

Garreth Spillane

Chief of Staff

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Garry Mulgrew

Garry Mulgrew

HR Business Partner

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Georgiana-Maria Groza

Georgiana-Maria Groza

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

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Ginny Reyes Llamzon

Ginny Reyes Llamzon

Deputy General Counsel

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Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa

Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa

Chief Development Strategy Officer

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James Mazzarella

James Mazzarella

Senior Vice President - Policy and Communications

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Jocelyn Cheng

Jocelyn Cheng

Managing Director of GIF Growth

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Joseph Ssentongo

Joseph Ssentongo

Vice President (Analytics)

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Karyna Greenidge

Karyna Greenidge

Business Integrity Assistant

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Kathi Hanifnia

Kathi Hanifnia

Investment Associate

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Katie Carrasco

Katie Carrasco

Environment, Social Responsibility & Governance Director

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Ken Chomitz

Ken Chomitz

Chief Analytics Officer

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Khuram Hussain

Khuram Hussain

Investment Director

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Kippy Joseph

Kippy Joseph

Senior Advisor

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Lily Steele

Lily Steele

Investment Director

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Liz Agase

Liz Agase

Environment, Social Responsibility & Governance Associate

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Madeleine Eastwood

Madeleine Eastwood

Head of Communications

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Malcolm Spence

Malcolm Spence

Managing Director of the Public Sector team

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May Lew

May Lew

Investment Associate

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Melanie Potter

Melanie Potter

Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary

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Morgan Poulter

Morgan Poulter

Accounts Assistant

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Natalia Gavrilita

Natalia Gavrilita

Consultant

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Nzinga Broussard

Nzinga Broussard

Senior Director (Analytics)

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Patrick Riakporhe

Patrick Riakporhe

Director of Operational Planning

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Rachna Nag Chowdhuri

Rachna Nag Chowdhuri

Senior Director (Analytics)

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Richard Tandoh

Richard Tandoh

Investment and Fundraising Associate

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Sarah Alexander

Sarah Alexander

Senior Advisor

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Shane Leonard

Shane Leonard

Chief Financial Officer

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Simon Duchatelet

Simon Duchatelet

Investment Associate

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Skylar Gray

Skylar Gray

Operations Associate

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Tom Mason

Tom Mason

Group Financial Controller

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Vineet Bewtra

Vineet Bewtra

Senior Advisor

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Zach Johnstone

Zach Johnstone

Director of Donor and Investor Relations

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The Board

Our board
of directors

GIF is governed by a Board of Directors that brings together world-leading academics, impact investors, thought leaders, and development experts from across the public and private sectors. The GIF Board is responsible for oversight of our strategy and performance, and holds us accountable for how we work.

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