People

The most important factor in GEF’s long-term success is our people. Each of our investment teams consists of professionals with a deep knowledge of the global markets in which they operate and in-depth sector expertise drawing on decades of operational and investment management experience. The investment team is supported by a skilled corporate team, research staff, and efficient administrative personnel who ensure the funds’ smooth day-to-day operations.

Operations & Admin

John Earhart

Chairman and Founding Partner,
Investment Committee Member for Forestry

Scott MacLeod

Managing Partner,
Investment Committee Member for Emerging Markets,
United States, Asia, Africa and Forestry

Steve Guffey

Chief Financial Officer

George McPherson

Managing Director

Bhairavi Tripathi

Controller

H. Jeffrey Leonard

Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner,
Investment Committee Member for Emerging Markets,
United States, Asia, Africa and Forestry

Stuart Barkoff

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

Katie Vasilescu

Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Nicholas Morriss

Senior Investment Partner,
Managed Accounts

North America

Justin Heyman

Principal

Lisa Schule

Managing Director,
Investment Committee Member for United States

Latin America

Alexandre Alvim

Managing Director,
GEF Brasil Investimentos
Investment Committee Member for Latin America

Derek Beaty

Principal,
GEF Brasil Investimentos

Mario Mafud

Associate,
GEF Brasil Investimentos

Anibal Wadih

Managing Director,
GEF Brasil Investimentos
Investment Committee Member for Latin America

Asia

Sridhar Narayan

Managing Director,
GEF Advisors India

Alipt Sharma

Principal,
GEF Advisors India

Aditya Arora

Vice President,
GEF Advisors India

Raj Pai

Managing Director,
GEF Advisors India

Nakul Zaveri

Principal,
GEF Advisors India

Nupur Jalan

Vice President,
GEF Advisors India

Africa, Middle East, Central Europe

Ole Sand

Managing Partner,
Investment Committee Member for Forestry

Jim Heyes

Managing Director

Kevin Tidwell

Managing Director,
GEF Advisors Africa

Bekezela Ncube

Vice President,
GEF Advisors Africa

Gordon Carrihill

Managing Director,
Investment Committee Member for Africa

Schalk Kapp

Operating Partner,
GEF Advisors Africa

Dwight O’Donnell

Senior Investment Partner

Anneliese Kapp

Principal,
GEF Advisors Africa

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