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Gerhard Pries

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer at Sarona Asset Management


Gerhard Pries is founder and CEO of Sarona Asset Management Inc., a firm that invests in private companies across frontier and emerging markets. Sarona manages funds and funds-of-funds for institutional investors, seeking strong financial returns, while promoting ethical, social and environmental values. In over 20 years of frontier market investing, Mr. Pries has been a founder of a number of private investment firms, including Sarona and MicroVest Capital Management. He currently serves on the Board and Investment Committee of Sarona, MicroVest, Grand Challenges Canada and ImpactAssets, and is regularly called upon by UN and OECD to assist in private-public collaboration to achieve the SDGs. Mr. Pries started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with formative experiences in international development finance.

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