Gerhard Pries

CEO and Managing Partner, Sarona Asset Management

 Gerhard Pries is the founder and CEO of Sarona Asset Management, a firm investing in private equity and private debt in mid-market companies across global emerging markets. Sarona invests on behalf of family and institutional investors, both in emerging market intermediaries as well as directly into companies. Sarona seeks strong financial returns for its investors, and positive social and environmental impact wherever it invests. With 25 years of emerging market investing, Mr. Pries has been a founder of several financial firms, including Sarona and Washington-based MicroVest Capital Management. He serves on the Boards of Grand Challenges Canada, ImpactAssets. Mr. Pries started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with formative experiences in international development finance.

Gerhard Pries est fondateur et PDG de Sarona Asset Management, une société investissant dette et capitaux propres privés dans le segment des entreprises de taille moyenne au sein des marchés émergents mondiaux. Sarona investit pour le compte d’investisseurs privés et institutionnels, aussi bien dans les marchés émergents par des intermédiaires que directement dans des entreprises privéesSarona vise des rendements élevés pour ses investisseurs et un impact social et environnemental positif partout où que la firme investit. Avec 25 ans d’expérience en investissement dans les marchés émergents, M. Pries a fondé plusieurs sociétés financières, dont Sarona et MicroVest Capital Management à Washington. Il siège aux conseils d’administration de Grands Défis Canada et d’ImpactAssets. M. Pries a débuté sa carrière chez PricewaterhouseCoopers, et il compte à son actif deexpériences formatrices en financement de développement international. 

My Sessions

Innovative Finance: Issues to consider Beyond the Basics

Room 106 C

Register for this session   If Innovative Finance was in its infancy at the Addis Summit on Innovative Finance in 2015, it is now coming of age. Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has launched a call for Expressions of Interest through its International Assistance Innovation Program (the IAIP); FinDev Canada is now well established and making […]