Who we are

The next generation of investors, thinkers and doers unleashing the potential of business to create a better future for all.

Investing in purpose always pays off

What is the impact of the work that you do? It is a simple, yet profound question, and for those who dare to ask themselves, it has the power to transform their lives.

 

It was a deep inquiry into the impact of their own profession that led Raya and Wolfgang to found their own company.

Having started their careers in management consulting with Bain and investment banking with Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, both experienced first-hand the incredible power of business to create prosperity.

 

But they quickly recognized that the heavy focus on short-term gains can lead to unsustainable long-term effects, leaving most of our significant global challenges unaddressed.

 

Over a decade ago, they decided to leave their successful careers to find new solutions that deliver excellent financial returns with a positive impact.

 

That was the start of an intense learning journey that took them around the globe. Raya’s first step was to take an active board role at NGO “Water for Cambodia“ where she learned on the ground what it takes to positively impact people’s lives. Wolfgang gained deep awareness by traveling around the world, interviewing over 230 change-makers for his book “The Future Makers”. His experience as an investment manager grew at BonVenture, the first social venture fund in Europe, before he started LGT Venture Philanthropy and grew it into a global leader in the field of impact investing. Raya later joined LGT VP as the Co-Head for Asia Pacific and managed the region’s investment portfolio.

 

Taking their work to the next level, they founded SAGANA with a bold mission and a radically different mindset. The name means “abundance” in Tagalog, and there couldn’t be a better term to express their core belief that it is possible to invest in and grow businesses that are a “win” for everybody – for the founders, employees, investors, society and ultimately the whole planet.

RAYA PAPP

Founding Partner

WOLFGANG HAFENMAYER

Founding Partner

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Meet the people that are empowering those who change our world for the better.

TEAM

Whilst we have shaped our minds at some of the finest universities and perfected our skills at leading global firms, we are led by our passion and commitment to building the sustainable future that we know is possible.

Adit Rukmawan

Investment Manager

Jakarta • Indonesia

Aina Gaur

Senior Investment Director

Bangalore • India

Alessandro Braglia

Investment Manager

London • UK

Alex Rowlett, CFA

Investment Director

London • UK

Áoibheann Dolan

Executive Assistant

Valencia • Spain

Benneth Acosta

Recruiting Associate

Virginia • USA

César Vergara

Investment Director

Mexico City • Mexico

Erika Kahn

Consulting Manager

Mexico City • Mexico

François Ritchot

Senior Investment Manager

Ho Chi Minh City • Vietnam

Freemen Pasurai

Talent Associate

Harare • Zimbabwe

Idris Fernandes

Recruiting Associate

Mumbai • India

John Faal

Recruiting Director

London • UK

Karis Everhart

Marketing & Communications Manager

Geneva • Switzerland

Kelly Robbins

Senior Director, Consulting

Berlin • Germany

Kimberly Manno Reott

Partner, Talent

Tijuana • Mexico

Krishma Gajjar

Senior Platform Manager

London • UK

Liesbet Peeters

Senior Advisor

London • UK

Malvika Dwivedi

Consulting Manager

Mumbai • India

María Diez

Client Relations Manager

London • UK

Miranda Honcoop

Talent Director

Calgary • Canada

Monika Vollmer

Venture Partner

Solothurn • Switzerland

Munira Ali

Recruiting Director

Cairo • Egypt

Nicole DeMarsh

Associate Partner, Consulting

Vienna • Austria

Nilay Doshi

Investment Manager

Mumbai • India

Noëmie Rosala

Consulting Director

Mexico City • Mexico

Pinar Ademoglu Vatandost

Investment Director

London • UK

Raya Papp

Founding Partner

Zürich • Switzerland

Sanchita Pasi

Senior Investment Manager

Milan • Italy

Shweta Poddar

Consulting Director

Bangalore • India

Sopheakdey Sang

Research Associate

Phnom Penh • Cambodia

Sree Radhakrishnan

Recruiting Associate

Mumbai • India

Sunay Gupta

Investment Manager

Mumbai • India

Tamás Vincze

Senior Investment Director

Budapest • Hungary

Wolfgang Hafenmayer

Founding Partner

Zürich • Switzerland

Adit Rukmawan

Investment Manager

Jakarta • Indonesia

Aina Gaur

Senior Investment Director

Bangalore • India

Alessandro Braglia

Investment Manager

London • UK

Alex Rowlett, CFA

Investment Director

London • UK

Áoibheann Dolan

Executive Assistant

Valencia • Spain

Benneth Acosta

Recruiting Associate

Virginia • USA

César Vergara

Investment Director

Mexico City • Mexico

Erika Kahn

Consulting Manager

Mexico City • Mexico

François Ritchot

Senior Investment Manager

Ho Chi Minh City • Vietnam

Freemen Pasurai

Talent Associate

Harare • Zimbabwe

Idris Fernandes

Recruiting Associate

Mumbai • India

John Faal

Recruiting Director

London • UK

Karis Everhart

Marketing & Communications Manager

Geneva • Switzerland

Kelly Robbins

Senior Director, Consulting

Berlin • Germany

Kimberly Manno Reott

Partner, Talent

Tijuana • Mexico

Krishma Gajjar

Senior Platform Manager

London • UK

Liesbet Peeters

Senior Advisor

London • UK

Malvika Dwivedi

Consulting Manager

Mumbai • India

María Diez

Client Relations Manager

London • UK

Miranda Honcoop

Talent Director

Calgary • Canada

Monika Vollmer

Venture Partner

Solothurn • Switzerland

Munira Ali

Recruiting Director

Cairo • Egypt

Nicole DeMarsh

Associate Partner, Consulting

Vienna • Austria

Nilay Doshi

Investment Manager

Mumbai • India

Noëmie Rosala

Consulting Director

Mexico City • Mexico

Pinar Ademoglu Vatandost

Investment Director

London • UK

Raya Papp

Founding Partner

Zürich • Switzerland

Sanchita Pasi

Senior Investment Manager

Milan • Italy

Shweta Poddar

Consulting Director

Bangalore • India

Sopheakdey Sang

Research Associate

Phnom Penh • Cambodia

Sree Radhakrishnan

Recruiting Associate

Mumbai • India

Sunay Gupta

Investment Manager

Mumbai • India

Tamás Vincze

Senior Investment Director

Budapest • Hungary

Wolfgang Hafenmayer

Founding Partner

Zürich • Switzerland

PARTNERS

We know change doesn’t happen with one person, organization or company alone. That’s why we are grateful to work with our partners around the world, who continue to support and inspire us everyday.

Alexandra Kapusta

Venture Partner

Frankfurt • Germany

Chris Hunter

Venture Partner

London • UK

Corentin Billiet

Investment Officer

EDFI Management Company

Pierre Nothomb

Managing Partner

Deminor Group

Suzanne Biegel

CEO and Founder

Catalyst at Large

Alexandra Kapusta

Venture Partner

Frankfurt • Germany

Chris Hunter

Venture Partner

London • UK

Corentin Billiet

Investment Officer

EDFI Management Company

Pierre Nothomb

Managing Partner

Deminor Group

Suzanne Biegel

CEO and Founder

Catalyst at Large

Our shared values ground us in who we are and guide us on our path forward.

Courage

Is what empowers us to think differently, ask difficult questions, speak our minds, act on what we believe in and find opportunities that others don’t always see.

Authenticity

Is what guides us to bring our whole selves to our endeavors and not hide behind a mask. It brings out our honesty, creativity and passion that allows us to use our full potential in delivering our work.

Respect

Is for us the foundation of all relationships – with ourselves, our clients and partners, our colleagues, our communities and our planet.

Responsibility

Is what we take for the world in which we live. We hold ourselves accountable for the decisions we make and the actions we take as individuals and as a company every day.

Excellence

We are committed to being our best. Because creating a better future takes more than good intentions.