Experts in waste and recycling investments and operations in South and Southeast Asia
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ellen Martin is Circulate Capital's Chief Impact Officer. In her role, Ellen is responsible for driving impact and insights for Circulate Capital and its affiliated nonprofit, The Circulate Initiative, and providing shared evaluation, research, analysis and strategy services across the organizations.
As a member of each organization’s leadership team, Ellen is focused on ensuring our collective strategies, assets, and relationships deliver impact as we grow.
Eric is Circulate Capital’s Senior Investment Manager for Southeast Asia. He is responsible for market analysis, structuring investment opportunities and building relationships with key stakeholders in the plastic recycling and waste management industry, focusing on the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.
In addition, Eric provides strategic and operational advice to Circulate Capital's investee companies.
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.
Kathryn is Circulate Capital's Executive Assistant for Singapore.
She works with our executive office and the investment and operations teams to ensure that the office and our remote team work efficiently and effectively.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.