SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Impact Stories

The SIFEM Impact Stories are intended to illustrate the value-add and development effects of SIFEM’s investments and to provide insights into the local context in which investee companies are operating.

March 2022

Interview with Dr. Hatem Denguezli, co-founder and CEO of Land’Or

In 2017, SIFEM invested EUR 10 million in Maghreb Private Equity Fund (MPEF) IV, the fourth fund in this series from AfricInvest, an independent private equity fund manager that specifically focuses on Africa. In 2018, MPEV IV invested in the Tunisian company Land’Or, which produces fresh cheese and spreadable cheese. The following interview with Dr. Hatem Denguezli, co-founder and CEO of Land’Or, covers various topics related to the development, strategy and management of the company and also addresses the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.


December 2021

Interview with Bruno Wenn, EDFI Chairman

EDFI (European Development Finance Institutions) is an association of fifteen European development finance institutions (DFIs), including SIFEM, which operate in emerging markets and developing countries. Bruno Wenn, EDFI Chairman, speaks among other things about the European development finance environment, the future of EDFI, the challenges arising from the global COVID-19 crisis, and the opportunities for DFIs in the post-COVID-19 period.


September 2021

Cloudstaff: «Working from home is here to stay»

Cloudstaff was established in 2005 by the Australian internet pioneer Lloyd Ernst. The company initially focused on software development for Western markets. In 2010, Cloudstaff identified the Philippines as an emerging market for outsourcing services and expanded operations to the region, commencing with a small team of only seven staff...