Key personnel biographies.
Our firm's passion and knowledge of the markets has been built over long and varied careers.
Atanas is the founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer at Gemcorp and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He is a former Partner at Goldman Sachs and most recently the UK and International CEO of VTB Capital. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch.
Parvoleta is responsible for the firm’s investment portfolio as well as execution and management of investments. She is also a member of the Investment Committee. Parvoleta has spent most of her career managing credit portfolios for Black River Asset Management and Goldman Sachs. She has 24 years of experience across Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Nicolas is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operational and control functions, including risk management. He previously spent 16 years at Merrill Lynch and then BAML, as Global Co-Head of Rates and Currency Structured Trading. He was also involved in the management of counterparty credit, funding and collateral for Global Rates and Currency Trading. Nicolas holds a PhD in financial mathematics from Imperial College, London.
Cicely is responsible for the legal and compliance functions of the firm and is a member of the Investment Committee. She was deputy head of legal at VTB Capital PLC for 10 years. Prior to that she was a Structurer at JP Morgan and a lawyer at Clifford Chance. She is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales and holds a Bachelors of Arts (History and Politics) and an LLB and BCL from McGill University.
Sarah is a member of the investment Committee. She is a chartered accountant and spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs in a number of financial reporting and controller roles, including Controller for the European Special Situations Group and most recently in Goldman Sachs Asset Management as Head of U.S. Hedge Fund and Mutual Fund Controllers. In her latest role, she led a team of 40 people responsible for $250 billion of assets under management.
Felipe is responsible for the firm’s structuring team. He is a member of the Investment Committee. He has spent most of his career at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs within the Emerging Markets Structuring team. Most recently he was at VTB Capital working on financing companies, financial institutions and sovereigns in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia. Before his banking career, he worked as a capital markets, M&A and project finance lawyer. He holds a Law degree from Universidade Candido Mendes and an MBA from INSEAD.
Norman has 40 years of experience in the commodity markets. He is a former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President at Cargill International S.A. He also served as a Platform Leader of Cargill for Energy, Ocean, Transport and Global Biofuels, Ethanol/Biodiesel. He has covered every aspect of global origination, trading, risk management and corporate management of all grains, softs, energy, byproducts and processing divisions.
Stefan is General Manager and member of the Investment Committee with a focus on strategy, business implementation and the financial and organisational structures of the business. He has 25 years of experience in financial markets, served as Head of Global Distribution and member of the Executive Committee at Dresdner Kleinwort and worked as MD and Head of the Strategic Solutions Group for EMEA after various other management positions during his 12 years at Merrill Lynch.