SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Geoff Burns
Member of the Investment Committee, Member of the Audit Committee

Geoff Burns has over 30 years of experience in private equity. He began his career at the Scottish Development Agency and later became a partner in the private equity practice of fund manager Murray Johnstone Ltd., where he was in charge of managing teams making SME investments in the UK and served on company boards, among other activities. In 2001, Mr. Burns established his own private equity advisory business specifically to address the challenges facing Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in this sector. He has provided advice on all aspects of investing to a number of bi-and multilateral DFIs, including the Asian Development Bank, FMO, CDC, Norfund, among others. He is also chairman of two investment companies with global portfolios, listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

Mr. Burns holds a BA (Hons.) in Politics from Durham University and an MBA from London Business School. He is a board member of several companies and charities.