Experts in waste and recycling investments and operations in South and Southeast Asia
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.
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.
Elizabeth is Circulate Capital's brand 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.
Grant advises Circulate Capital on developing and implementing our strategy for investing in waste management and recycling projects in South and Southeast Asia.
With 20+ years in international finance and law, he brings a wealth of experience in structuring complex transactions designed to effect tangible development impact.
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.
Raya is Co-founder & Partner of Challenger88 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wolfgang is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Challenger88 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.