CORPORATE FINANCE AND ADVISORY

We are an entrepreneurial team from a wide range of finance, consultancy and asset management professional backgrounds creating deliverable impact-led solutions to social and environmental problems.

ANDRE SARVARIAN

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Andre Sarvarian Environmental FinanceAndré’s background is in technology and business services, where he spent the early part of his career as a strategy consultant advising TMT and financial services clients before transitioning into venture capital where he was involved in backing a number of early stage technology investments. Before joining the team, Andre spent over four years as a corporate finance advisor, working across a range of transactions involving financing and M&A. André holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Kings College London and In the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK alongside professional qualifications from CIMA and ICAEW. He is passionate about new technologies and their impact on sustainability and conservation of the natural environment.

ALICIA GIBSON

ASSOCIATE

Alicia Gibson Environmental FinancePrior to joining Environmental Finance, Alicia qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte, where she provided audit and advisory services to fast growing private equity backed businesses. Alicia holds a first class degree in Economics from the University of Bristol, where she specialised in the study of environmental economics and international development. Alicia’s previous experience includes working for a social enterprise providing employment opportunities in Nairobi, managing the production of handmade Christmas crackers. While at Deloitte, Alicia volunteered as part of a team supporting an educational charity building schools in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal. Alicia loves to travel by bicycle and recently cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats.

CHRISTINE CHIU

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Christine Chiu Environmental FinanceChristine started her career at Standard Bank Group, where she held various roles across Operations, Sales & Trading, and Debt Capital Markets Investment Banking. Her role in Debt Capital Markets included helping to raise approximately $4billion in bonds from the international public markets for national governments, state owned enterprises, and corporations. Christine has also worked at MVision Private Equity Advisers, where she has raised equity funds for private equity groups and provided investor relations and marketing strategy support. Christine holds a MSc Social Policy Degree from the London School of Economics, a MSc International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and a BA Anthropology from McGill University. In her spare time, Christine volunteers as a mentor for primary school aged children with challenging behaviour.

Olivia Bennett

ASSOCIATE

Olivia started her career in capital markets origination at Citi, where she worked with clients across EMEA, structuring loan facilities for general and event-driven purposes. While at Citi, Olivia became involved in the growing green finance industry and worked on the structuring and syndication of some of the industry’s first corporate green loans, totaling over €1.3 billion. In 2017, Olivia spent six weeks in Uganda advising two entrepreneurs on the development and growth of their businesses, a bakery and a printing shop respectively, enabling her clients to pitch for up to £2,000 equivalent of tailored zero-interest loans to further their businesses. She continues to participate in the Mayor’s Entrepreneur programme as a mentor, working with young London-based entrepreneurs to build a greener, more sustainable city.

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