To catalyze and scale investment in social enterprises that seek to improve the lives of the poor.
The AlphaMundi Foundation (AMF) was founded in 2016 as a response to the growth of the AlphaMundi Group (AMG). Since its inception in 2008, AlphaMundi Group has endeavored to be a pioneer and thought leader in impact investing, understanding the importance of providing more than just capital to early stage social ventures. AlphaMundi Foundation is intended to fulfill AMG's need to formalize early stage technical assistance for its portfolio companies and to improve key areas of impact measurement in order to to help scale the impact investing industry. Historically, AMG had already been supplying ad-hoc technical assistance to select portfolio companies with shared financing from partners, third parties, and portfolio companies.
AlphaMundi partners believe that poverty is a multidimensional problem, necessitating a multisector approach to investment and technical assistance that addresses several key Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.
About Our Firm
Who We Are
AlphaMundi Foundation was established out of the collective ambition of investors experienced in the business and finance industries. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies, and have managed to back many success stories so far.
Our partners receive personal guidance from the very first stages, and are provided with all the resources and expert advice they need from our professional team members. If you’d like to learn more about us or are interested in partnering with us, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Where We Work
AlphaMundi Foundation supports the portfolio companies of AlphaMundi Group in South America and Africa. Currently, we are active in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Zambia.
Managing Director and Board President
Lisa Scheible Willems is the Managing Director of AlphaMundi Foundation. Prior to helping establish AlphaMundi Foundation, she joined AlphaMundi Group in 2013 as an Investment Director for Africa. Previously, she was Director of Investments at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation where she was a member of a three-person team responsible for overseeing all aspects of management of the USD 550 million endowment and played an integral role in building a new investment process. In the impact investing space Lisa has worked with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an emerging market fund of funds sponsored by the US Government and Grassroots Business Fund, an impact investment fund in Washington, DC. Beyond her investing experience she spent four years working as a management consultant in New York predominantly at Oliver Wyman. Beyond her work at AlphaMundi, Lisa has traveled extensively and worked with social entrepreneurs in Ghana, Honduras, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic. She holds BAs in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
As Executive Director of the AlphaMundi Foundation, Christine leads the organization in delivering business advisory services, impact measurement support and women’s economic inclusion efforts to global SMEs. She combines over 10 years of experience in blended finance and international development with a passion for promoting women’s economic inclusion in sustainable businesses. Her prior work experience includes positions with the United Nations Foundation, ACDI/VOCA and the Louis Berger Group. She has relevant professional experience in Mali, Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Colombia, Tanzania, Peru, and Jamaica. Christine holds a BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She speaks fluent English, Spanish and basic Arabic.
Ann is an Executive Assistant with the AlphaMundi Foundation for the Washington, DC office. She joined the team in 2021, and brings more than a decade of experience in administrative assistance, operations support, project management, and business analysis for technology deployments. She began her career at Partners In Health in 2005, and most recently served in a leadership capacity on the Enterprise Performance Management team at the U.S. Green Building Council. In 2019, she was selected to participate in the Dog Tag Inc. Fellowship program and received a Certificate in Business Administration from the Georgetown University School for Continuing Studies. In addition, she holds a BA in Philosophy from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Margi is an M.A. student at Georgetown University’s Global Human Development Program in their School of Foreign Service, concentrating in development finance and social innovation. Prior to Georgetown, she worked for the advisory practice at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW Advisors), a team applying research and evaluation expertise as consulting services with public and private sector clients to design and measure the impacts of gender and social inclusion strategies in their business models and investments. In her role, she supported the team’s gender-smart investing and sustainability in manufacturing supply chains portfolios of work. Margi holds an honors B.A. in International Studies and in Middle East and North African Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, alongside a minor in Community Action and Social Change. She also speaks Arabic and has spent time studying in Jordan.
The AlphaMundi Foundation team is also often supported by the AlphaMundi Group team.
Founder, AlphaMundi Group
Tim is the Founder and Managing Partner of the AlphaMundi Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a Board Member of AlphaMundi’s SocialAlpha Investment Fund (SAIF) in Luxembourg, and the Manager of the impact debt fund SocialAlpha-Bastion. Tim previously worked at UBS Wealth Management where he became a founding member of UBS Philanthropy Services for UHNWI clients. He also spent time in Bolivia, assessing microfinance programs on behalf of the Swiss Development Agency. Tim holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Geneva and a Private Banking Diploma from UBS, and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.