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Kois, a global impact finance firm, has announced that Kartikeya Nitin Desai will join the firm as a partner to lead its advisory business in the Asian region from offices in Mumbai, India.

Desai is a seasoned development finance leader with 17 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, venture capital and economic policy and is considered a pioneer of impact investing in India .

Founder and Managing Partner of Kois, Mr. Charles-Antoine Janssen, said, “We are delighted to be working with him to grow our business and deepen his impact on our work in India and several Asian markets, as we build together a global platform to enable innovative financing for donors, corporations, governments and private funders.

Serena Guarnaschelli, Partner (Kois) “Kartik brings experience in impact investing and advocacy in each of our three focus areas (i) education, skills, employment, (ii) health and well-being and (iii) climate and sustainability and we are very excited. that he joins us in making Kois a global platform to catalyze blended finance. »

Kartik Desai said, “I strongly believe that the blended finance market is at an inflection point with a greater need for results-based financing and tri-sector collaboration in a post-pandemic world, and I could not be no more excited to join Charles, Francois, Serena and the rest of the Kois team in unlocking greater capital for development and applying it to the most pressing existential issues facing humanity.

Kois is a global impact finance firm with asset management and advisory businesses focused on impact investing and blended finance in three areas: (i) education, skills and employment , (ii) health and well-being and (ii) climate and sustainability. It has offices in Brussels, Paris, London and Mumbai and works in developed and emerging markets providing advisory, structuring and fund management services to governments, corporations, philanthropic and private funders.

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Posted: Monday, July 19, 2021, 1:00 PM IST