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People

LeFil Consulting has its main team and office in Zurich. However, its network spans multiple continents, as it works closely with like-minded consultants, experts and entrepreneurs around the world.

  • Jessica Graf

    Jessica Graf (Zurich-Switzerland) is the Founder and Managing Director of LeFil Consulting and a Network Partner of Hystra. Before LeFil, she spent 8 years in developing countries, serving public and non-profit institutions, such as the UNDP, Action contre la Faim, the OSCE and the Swiss Foreign and Economic Affairs. She then worked at McKinsey & Company and managed Vietnam Holding Asset Management for another 6 years. She graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Geneva, and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

    jgraf@lefilconsulting.com

  • Lisa Fujisawa

    Lisa Fujisawa (Zurich – Switzerland) is a Project Manager at LeFil. Lisa worked for McKinsey in Brazil and Canada, specializing in strategy and in healthcare. During that time, she coached multiple Brazilian social entrepreneurs for Ashoka. Prior to that, she worked for Technoserve in Mozambique, supporting the creation of family-owned businesses that could attract tourism and develop the local economy. Lisa also was instrumental in growing two Singapore-based startups, an e-commerce retailer and a digital healthcare company. Lisa graduated in Business at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo and in Communications and Advertising at University of Sao Paulo. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    lfujisawa@lefilconsulting.com

  • Paulo Rodrigues

    Paulo Rodrigues (Zurich-Switzerland) is a consultant at LeFil. Paulo is specialised in business model innovation and business development. Throughout his career he has been successful in situations where strategy development and implementation are equally important. Prior to LeFil, Paulo worked for LHBS Consulting Berlin GmbH and successfully grew the Portuguese biotech startup Cropseeds. Paulo got his license and Masters in Business Administration at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão in Lisbon and Linnaeus University, Sweden.

    prodrigues@lefilconsulting.com

  • Avik Roy

    Avik Roy (Kolkata-India) is the Founder and Managing Director of Re-emerging World (re-emergingworld.com), a strategic advisory firm specialized in emerging markets “base of the pyramid” strategies. Prior to that, he worked in India with ICI, TATA Consultancy Services, and The Next Practice, a consulting firm founded by Prof. C K Prahalad. Avik post-graduated from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

  • Armando Laborde

    Armando Laborde (Mexico) is a Partner with New Ventures Group (www.nvgroup.org) an organization dedicated to catalyzing businesses with social and environmental impact through acceleration programs, impact investing, outreach and educational activities. Prior to that, Armando helped found two microfinance institutions (ProMujer México and FinComun), worked for Conservation International, as Co-Director for Ashoka Latin America, and as the Vice President for social initiatives for Tec de Monterrey.

  • Eric Kacou

    Eric Kacou (Abidjan – Ivory Coast) is the Co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (www.espartners.co), an advisory and investment group to entrepreneurs and leaders across Africa and the Caribbean. Prior to ESPartners, Eric led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness Program and advised leaders of business, government and development organizations worldwide. He earned his MBA at the Wharton School and his MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School.

  • Soushiant Zanganehpour

    Soushiant Zanganehpour (Dubai – United Arab Emirates and London – UK) is the Founder and Managing Director of Tribeca Impact Partners (tribecaimpact.com), a strategic advisory firm specialising in innovation and sustainability strategies. Prior to this, he worked at The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Adam Smith International, and Volans. He studied at the Singularity University, the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, Sciences-Po Paris, and the University of British Colombia.

Advisors

  • Aziz Mebarek

    Aziz Mebarek (Tunisia) in the Founding Partner of AfricInvest (www.africinvest.com). Aziz has over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry in the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Europe. He participated in raising around 1 billion USD private equity funds as well as structuring and executing several equity transactions. Prior to AfricInvest, Aziz was the General Manager of two industrial companies, ILVA Maghreb and Tunisacier International (part of Ilva the Italian Steel manufacturing conglomerate).

  • Anand Shah

    Anand Shah (USA) is a Senior Vice President of Albright Stonebridge Group (albrightstonebridge.com) India and South Asia. Anand also led global strategy for new ventures at BMW Group, worked as an Advisor and Manager at Audi Social Innovation, founded and served as CEO of Saravajal, as well as of the Piramal Foundation. He helped establish Ahmedabad University and is a co-founder of Teach for India. He was also a co-founder and Executive Director of Indicorps. Anand studied at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology.

  • Daniel Buchbinder

    Daniel Buchbinder (Guatemala) is the Founder and CEO of Alterna (alternaimpact.org), a social innovation and entrepreneurship centre in Central America. Prior to that, Daniel worked as a senior market executive for l’Oréal. Daniel graduated in business administration from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and post-graduated in Environmental Geography and Technology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Imperial College London.

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