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Sarona announces the promotion of three internal leaders to its partnership

New parters (L-R): Serge LeVert-Chiasson, Ralitsa Rizvanolli, Mat LeRoux, and Patrick Hergt
New parters (L-R): Serge LeVert-Chiasson, Ralitsa Rizvanolli, Mat LeRoux, and Patrick Hergt

We are very excited to announce that we have invited three team members to the firm’s partnership. Partnership is reserved for leaders – those who embody the firm’s values, care to serve investors impeccably, and who are eager to serve fully. These three internal leaders have proven their ability and their commitment to our investors, to our team, and to a better world.

Patrick Hergt, based in Canada, joins the partnership as Head of Business Development. Over the last ten years, Patrick has served many aspects of our business, most notably as Director in our private equity practise. He will now lead Sarona’s business development efforts, including Investor Relations, Marketing and Fundraising.

Ralitsa Rizvanolli, based in Singapore, joins the partnership as Head of Impact Mandates. Rali has led the management of our Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF), a trust funded by the Government of Australia and will now be responsible for all our impact mandates.

Mat LeRoux, based in Canada, joins the partnership as Head of Finance and Operations. Over the last nine years, Mat has taken on increasing responsibility for our financial operations, most recently as Financial Controller, responsible for Sarona and all investment mandates.

Serge LeVert-Chiasson, Managing Partner of Sarona, commented: “We are excited by this new chapter at Sarona. Our newly crafted vision of a future where impact investing at scale builds inclusive communities thriving on a healthy Earth will be supported by a dedicated leadership team and our stellar staff. We look forward to creating impact investment strategies for our investors, tailored impact investing solutions for our clients and customized shared services for our partnering emerging fund managers, building up the impact investing ecosystem in Global Emerging Markets as a result.”

For more information, please contact Patrick Hergt at phergt@saronafund.com

Sarona Asset Management, a global pioneer in impact investing, is dedicated to generating competitive financial returns alongside positive social and environmental outcomes. Our firm’s investment strategies focuses on fostering sustainable development by partnering with local entrepreneurs operating high-growth businesses in emerging markets that generate attractive returns for our investors while contributing positively to their communities. Our goals include empowering women, protecting nature, creating and enhancing employment opportunities, improving governance, and building strong communities.

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