Emilio Cattaneo

Executive Director

EAIF - Part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

Biography

Emilio is the Executive Director at the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a specialist credit solutions arm of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) funded by members from seven countries (UK, Switzerland, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany) and the World Bank Group.

Emilio joined EAIF in 2015 and has over 30 years of corporate finance, asset management and advisory experience across several markets, including Africa, Latin America, India and Southern Europe. Previously, he was Director, Asset Management, at Climate Change Capital, a London-based fund manager, where he was closely involved in the development of an African private equity agri-business and renewable energy fund. He spent close to 20 years with HSBC in the UK and abroad. Subsequently he worked in a number of smaller firms, including an advisory M&A boutique that he founded and ran for 7 years and in a commodity brokerage firm focused on emerging markets, including Africa.

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