THE TEAM

Experts in waste and recycling investments and operations in South and Southeast Asia

CORE TEAM

Circulate Capital is building a team of globally recognized experts in waste and  recycling finance and operations combined with investment expertise in South and Southeast Asia.

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Akash Singh

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As our Investment Manager in India. Akash brings knowledge of PE/VC advisory and corporate strategy to the team at Circulate Capital. 

In his role as Investment Manager, Akash utlizes previous experience of business and value-creation plan development for top-line and bottom-line improvement to the benefit of Circulate Capital's investee companies.

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Amandine Joly

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As Communications Manager, Amandine leads Circulate Capital’s communications strategy and implementation. Amandine brings with her ten years of strategic communications expertise in stakeholder engagement, reputation management and public affairs.

Amandine has been working for a wide range of actors, from multinationals to NGOs, in Europe, Asia and Latin America, supporting each of them to define and implement impactful engagement strategies to address social and environmental challenges.

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Antoine Monod

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Antoine is the Head of Business Development, Asia and drives

our effort in Asia to build partnerships with public and private organisations that want to be part of a systemic solution to prevent ocean plastic and to establish a circular economy. 

A firm believer in the value of partnership, Antoine has over 15 years of experience putting in place cross-industry bridges that integrate social and environmental impact programmes for companies. 

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April Crow

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As a globally recognized Sustainability leader, April has worked more than two decades throughout the value chain from manufacturing to customer and stakeholder management in a wide range of roles in Sustainability, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, and Quality.  She helped with the launch of Circulate Capital and leads Investor Relations and External Affairs.


Previously, April served as Senior Director, Environment & Sustainability for The Coca-Cola Company providing leadership for the company’s environmental platform. 

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Christine Yong

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Christine is Circulate Capital's Finance Director. She joins the team with extensive experience in finance, accounting, controlling, process implementation and improvements, and fund management. 

Christine gained many years of regional accounting experience (USGAAP, local GAAPs) while working in private equity and asset management. 

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Elizabeth Dunne

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Elizabeth is Circulate Capital's Creative Director and in-house graphic designer. She liaises with our social media partners and keeps a keen eye on Circulate Capital's presence online and in print. 

 

When not creating infographics and our monthly newsletters, Elizabeth can be found in Circulate Capital's back office, ensuring projects and our team run smoothly.

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Karina Cady

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Karina is Circulate Capital's Operations and Investment Director. She leads impact and manages the monitoring and reporting process. This includes overseeing compliance, as well as the environmental and social governance of the investment portfolio. 

Karina has implemented environmental management and sustainable development programmes across Asia, Africa and Europe. She has been recognised by regulators and industry coalitions for her work in environmental advocacy and public-private partnerships.

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Meeta Narsinghani

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Meeta leads Circulate Capital's investments in India. She is responsible for market landscaping, identifying optimal opportunities for investment and building relationships with companies in the plastic recycling and waste management sectors. 

In addition, Meeta provides strategic advice on performance, structuring, fund raising and exits to Circulate Capital's investee companies.

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Raya Papp

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Raya is Co-founder & Partner of SAGANA and Senior Advisor to Circulate Capital. Raya helps lead our investment teams, relying on her previous experience in scaling social impact in Southeast Asia to create financial strength for investments with a positive impact. 
 

Raya advises the team on impact-oriented investment strategies and asset allocations as well as due diligence, portfolio management of fund investments.

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Regula Schegg

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Regula is Circulate Capital’s Managing Director, Asia. She leads the investment strategy, manages the investment team and oversees Circulate Capital Ocean Fund’s investment portfolio in South and Southeast Asia.

Regula is an experienced global professional with over 20 years of leadership, business development, project management finance and social enterprise/start-up expertise. Throughout her corporate career, she held positions in corporate strategy, M&A, private equity, financial controlling and business development.

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Rob Kaplan

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Rob is Founder and CEO of Circulate Capital. He brings nearly two decades of experience in corporate sustainability and impact investing with industry leaders ranging from Walmart to  Closed Loop Fund.


Rob established Circulate Capital to deploy catalytic capital in partnership with leading corporations and investors to scale solutions that advance the circular economy and prevent the flow of plastic waste into the ocean in South and Southeast Asia.

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Susan Ruffo

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Susan is the founding Executive Director of The Circulate Initiative.

 

Before joining, she worked as  Managing Director of International Initiatives at the Ocean Conservancy, where she led the organization’s global efforts to promote a healthy ocean, on issues such as ocean acidification, marine plastics, and climate change. 

 

Previously, Susan led the Vibrant Oceans portfolio for Bloomberg Philanthropies, supporting simultaneous reform of local and industrial-scale fisheries and development of financial strategies to ease transition to sustainable fishing. 

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Valencia Dea

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Valencia is Circulate Capital's Investment Manager for Indonesia.

 

Valencia has experience co-managing operations of the largest Angel group in Indonesia, in which she facilitated a number of angel investment deals, varied from impact-oriented social enterprises to  technology startup companies.

 

She has also supported several consulting works for local agriculture social enterprises and development agencies, including UNDP and OXFAM.

 

Valencia  has produced two reports in social entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurship in Indonesia. 

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Wolfgang Hafenmayer

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Wolfgang is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SAGANA and Senior Advisor to Circulate Capital. Together with our senior leadership, Wolfgang helps oversee our investment activities and guides and mentors our investment teams on the ground in South and Southeast Asia. 


Having executed 100+ deals in the impact investing space over the last 15 years, Wolfgang brings considerable experience to the team and helps ensure high-quality execution and impact.

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ADVISORS

Circulate Capital is built upon on the wisdom and network of globally recognized experts as we develop strategies and approaches to address the challenge of ocean plastic.

Adam Wolfensohn

Co-Managing Partner
Encourage Capital

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Gail Wong

Managing Partner
Her Capital

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Grant Collins

Strategic Adviser
Circulate Capital

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Janis Searles Jones

CEO
Ocean Conservancy

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Jason Green

Independent
Advisor

 

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Jenna Jambeck

Associate Professor, The University of Georgia School of Engineering

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Kristian Teleki

Director
Sustainable Ocean Initiative

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Margot Kane

Chief Investment Officer
SpringPoint Partners LLC

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Martin Stuchtey

Founder & Managing Partner
SystemIQ

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William McDonough

Chief Executive

McDonough Innovation

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Xavier How-Choong

CEO
HC Environment

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