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Save the Children Global Ventures Announces Appointment of Fernanda Lima to Board of Directors

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 8 MARCH 2024 – Save the Children Global Ventures (SCGV) today announced the appointment of Fernanda Lima to its Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to welcome Fernanda Lima to the Save the Children Global Ventures Board,” said Raymond Mankowitz, Founder Director & Board Chair of SCGV. “Fernanda’s deep experience in financial services and investing in emerging markets will be invaluable as we grow our impact investment and innovative finance platform with a focus on achieving transformational change for children.”

Based out of Singapore, Fernanda Lima is a Partner and Co-lead for Asia Financial Services at LeapFrog Investments, the pioneering impact investing private equity firm delivering essential financial and healthcare tools in some of the world’s fastest growing markets. She has extensive portfolio management expertise including portfolio investments in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. Fernanda was previously Vice President for AIG Global Investment Group in London and with venture capital firm AFLA/CVC in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She currently also serves on the Boards of bolttech, Softlogic Life and HDBank.

Fernanda Lima shared: “The funding gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is enormous and growing but there is also enormous capital that can be put to work if we design the right financial products with the right impact, return and risk. The potential to harness private sector capital to achieve transformational change for children is what excites me about joining the Save the Children Global Ventures Board.”

About Save the Children Global Ventures

Save the Children launched Save the Children Global Ventures (SCGV) in 2022, a new entity designed to catalyse private sector investment to transform the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged children and their communities. It is the first-of-its kind impact investment and innovative finance platform focused on children.

SCGV offers a unique combination of investment expertise and deep understanding of what it takes to achieve impact for children in the world’s most challenging places. Our work is backed by the unparalleled global reach and capabilities of Save the Children, which generates global pipeline opportunities and scaling support for our portfolio companies.

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