Uberis Capital is glad to welcome Tom Schmittzehe to the team, who joined in January 2016 to be based and head-up operations in Southeast Asia. Tom has a surprisingly long background in the new field of impact investing and more broadly social finance, having been active since 2002, and in Asia since 2006. He has worked in a leadership role for a number of prominent organizations such as Ashoka, and among other was also the co-founder of Ennovent, a leading social business accelerator in South Asia. Tom started his career in banking and strategy consulting, and has degrees from Oxford University (BA), the Wharton School (MBA – where he also studied at INSEAD), and the Harvard Kennedy School (MPA). He speaks fluent English, French and German, and insists he hopes to do the same one day with Bahasa Indonesia.
“Uberis is a young firm, with big ambitions. It demonstrates the entrepreneurial flexibility and vision to address persistent problems with new approaches – including new approaches within impact investing, itself a nascent field. These are some of the traits that drew me to join the team full-time at the start of this year, having previously been an advisor to the firm since its launch. Social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and Uberis –all emerging agents of change, and I am committed and excited at the opportunity to help drive them forward.”