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AlphaMundi Foundation

Sustainable impact investing with a gender lens. Sister non-profit organization collaborating with the for-profit AlphaMundi Group and its pipeline and portfolio companies.

 
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Our Mission

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

By Geography

AlphaMundi Foundation supports the pipeline and portfolio companies of AlphaMundi Group in Central and South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, we are active in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Zambia.

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Our Board

 
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Founder, AlphaMundi Group

Tim Radjy 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.

Our Team

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Lisa Willems

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.

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Ladé Araba

Executive Director

Ladé Araba is a senior development finance executive and Board Member with over 18 years of experience. She is Executive Director at AlphaMundi Foundation. She was previously the Managing Director for Africa at Convergence Blended Finance, sits on the Equality Fund’s Investment Advisory Council, is an Advisory Committee Member at the Green Outcomes Fund, serves as a Non Executive Director on the Board of African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd, and is the Co- Founder/President of the Visiola Foundation. She previously served as Technical Adviser to the former Minister of Finance of Nigeria and was the Head of the Strategic Monitoring Unit. She was also an Adviser in the Power Sector Team at the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF). She was previously a Senior Investment Officer in Infrastructure Finance at the African Development Bank and served as Technical Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Ms. Araba was an Enterprise Development Specialist at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and also worked for the QED Group LLC in Washington, DC. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a dual Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and International Business from the University of Oklahoma (2001). A native English speaker, she is fluent in French and Italian and has basic knowledge of Spanish.

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Claudia Carpio

Program Director Operations & Finance

Claudia Carpio is Program Director for Operations and Finance at AlphaMundi Foundation, where she is responsible for project and contract management and enterprise financial management.  She has 20 years of experience in international development specializing in emerging markets investments, financial reporting and accounting, and project management for financing global institutions and SME’s. Previously, she was Portfolio Officer for Microvest Capital Management LLC where she oversaw the credit quality for Microvest’s debt and equity portfolio in Latin America and Europe. Claudia also worked at the Inter-American Investment Corporation “IIC” (Inter-American Development Bank “IDB” private sector arm) in a range of different positions including working as an Associate Investment Officer under the Financing Program for Small Financial Intermediaries (IFIP), a USD 170MM program that supported small financial institutions and SME’s in Mexico and Central America. Claudia holds an MBA from Marymount University in VA and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has basic proficiency in Italian and Portuguese.

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Jennifer Hauck

Executive Assistant

Jennifer Hauck is an Executive Assistant with the AlphaMundi Foundation for the Washington, DC office. She joined the team in 2022, and brings more than a decade of experience in administrative assistance, operations support, and project management. She began her career as a Certified Paralegal in 1998 after receiving her certificate from The George Washington University. In addition, she holds a BS in Communications from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

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Nora von Wintersdorff

Analyst

Nora von Wintersdorff is an Analyst at AlphaMundi Group, based in Nairobi, Kenya. She heads the Africa fund’s pipeline screening process and supports the group’s impact management and measurement processes. She moreover assists the AlphaMundi Foundation in Project Management and Donor Compliance. Nora obtained her Master’s diploma in Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School and holds a Certificate for Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development from Makerere University Business School in Kampala, Uganda. She speaks German, English and Spanish fluently, and holds a BSc in Business, Language and Culture from Copenhagen Business School. She also recently completed the EAVCA Private Equity Professional Development Program.

The AlphaMundi Foundation team is also often supported by the AlphaMundi Group team.