Pan-emerging markets private equity firm Actis has appointed Shami Nissan as a director in the Responsible Investment team. She is based out of the London office and will take up the post with immediate effect.
Shami joins Actis with over 13 years of experience in responsible investment, primarily serving the private equity and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Actis, she was a member of PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team. Prior, to this, she led the London business of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, providing sustainability research and analytics to institutional investors and asset managers. Shami has also worked with United Nations Development Programme in Central America.
Shami will provide leadership to the Responsible Investment team and work closely with portfolio companies and their management teams across Actis’ markets. The firm has had a dedicated in-house Responsible Investment team since 2004. It considers the success of its portfolio companies not only in financial terms but also in social and environmental terms.
Actis invests exclusively in the emerging markets with a growing portfolio of investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It currently has $6.5 billion funds under management. The PE firm has over 100 investment professionals on the ground in nine countries.