Hussein Sefian 2022 speaker

Founding Partner

Acre Impact Capital


Hussein is the Founding Partner of Acre Impact Capital, responsible for strategy, business development, growth and partnerships. Acre Impact Capital invests climate-aligned infrastructure by partnering with leading commercial lenders and Export Credit Agencies. The Firm is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and GuarantCo a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company.

Prior to founding Acre Impact Capital, Hussein was the Global Head of Strategy at BNP Paribas CIB, where he helped define the organisation’s sustainable finance strategy. As part of his role at BNP Paribas, Hussein was responsible for managing a portfolio of Strategic Investments worth $350mn, with assets which included market infrastructure companies, minority stakes in other financial institutions, funds and FinTech companies.

Prior to his career in investment banking, Hussein worked for more than 10 years in management consulting with Booz Allen, advising clients in financial services and in the public sector on their most complex strategic issues. Hussein lived in Paris, London and Johannesburg and advised clients across the African continent.

Hussein holds a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Hussein completed the Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme at the University of Cambridge.

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