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Vivina Berla

Co-Managing Partner at Sarona Asset Management


After a first career spent in industry and 19 years in the institutional investment world, Vivina has now combined her experience and a desire for positive change to join the Impact Investing world. She spent ten years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and then joined Gartmore Investment Management. For over ten years she has been directly involved with Private Equity as a GP and/or an LP. Since July 2009, she has lived in Amsterdam and is now developing and growing private equity products linking investors ‘capital to entrepreneurs’ needs in Frontier and Emerging Markets, keen for Sarona to achieve scalable impact. Vivina graduated from the London School of Economics and obtained an MBA from the Tuck School of Business in the US. She has been a mentor for the "Business Start-Up" programme for the Prince’s Trust and is a member of the LSE Court of Governors and Finance Committee.

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