t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0401
Bim Hundal – Partner and Chairman
Bim Hundal is an expert in debt capital markets, structured finance and liability management.
Prior to founding LHGP, he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he joined in 1991. Initially Bim built and ran the Euro Medium Term Notes desk, servicing clients from all major markets in their funding needs. In addition to managing the business globally, his responsibilities included primary underwriting, structuring and origination.
In 1997 he established Goldman’s capital markets business for Central Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa. He ran that business until he left in 2007; during that time he built relationships and executed financing and liability management transactions in Russia and CIS, Greece, Qatar, UAE, South Africa, Turkey, Israel, Tunisia and Central Europe.
Prior to Goldman, Bim worked at Swiss Bank Corporation International and First Chicago in a variety of investment banking roles.
Bim has an MA in economics from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0411
Clemens Calice – Partner
Clemens has over 13 years of investment banking experience at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Throughout his banking career, Clemens focused extensively on the natural resources and commodities sector working in Singapore, New York and London. His expertise includes corporate finance advisory, structured commodity financings, risk management and principal investing.
Clemens has significant experience working in Emerging Markets, including Russia, FSU and Africa, and has executed a number of innovative and novel financings. For example, he structured the first asset-based commodity linked financing in the US power sector following Enron’s collapse and structured one of the largest commodity contract monetizations for an African based oil company. Clemens acted both as underwriter and principal and has made various commodity related investments.
Clemens joined Lion’s Head Global Partners in 2009.
Clemens holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0404
Christopher Egerton-Warburton – Partner
Christopher (Edge) is an expert in the structuring and execution of innovative financing solutions.
Prior to establishing LHGP, Edge spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs within the Debt Capital Markets group. In his last role he was Head of the Sovereign, Supranational and Agency team. He spent six years within the EEMEA emerging markets team, where he worked primarily in Greece, Hungary, Israel, Turkey and South Africa.
In 2002 Edge joined the European Sovereign Financing team, which he headed from 2006, providing vanilla and innovative financing solutions to Goldman Sachs’ leading franchise in this sector. During this time he worked on transactions in Belgium, Germany, and the UK.
He was the lead banker on a new multilateral development institution – The International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm), on behalf of the governments of France, Italy, Norway, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and the UK.
Edge received an MA in Biochemistry from Christ Church College at Oxford University.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0412
James Doree – Managing Director
James Doree joined Lion’s Head in 2011 as a Director. He provides financial and strategic advice to governments, institutional investors and companies in Frontier Markets across infrastructure, financial services and other high impact sectors.
As part of Lion’s Head’s work in African capital markets, James has responsibility for managing the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com). Through this and other initiatives, he originates and executes transactions across the Continent.
In addition to his work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, James has advised European utilities, governments and regulators on corporate and regulatory finance issues, covering energy, rail and postal sectors.
James was previously a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates and, prior to that, worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Nairobi. He has a Masters in Development Economics and a first class MA in History and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0408
Kate Antrobus, CFA – Executive Director
Kate is a Director at Lion’s Head Global Partners, and has been part of the Global Health Investment Fund management team since 2014. Kate specializes in finance for global health, acting as advisor to a range of development finance institutions, industry corporates, governments in low- and middle-income countries and entrepreneurs. She joined LHGP from J.P. Morgan Asset Management where she worked as a portfolio analyst in high yield debt.
Before a dual degree Masters from Columbia University in New York and the London School of Economics, focusing on Development Economics and International Finance, she spent time living and working in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Kate holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0414
Harry Guinness – Executive Director
Harry joined Lion’s Head in 2012 as a Director. He provides technical expertise and strategic advice to a range of clients looking to develop innovative financing strategies, with a focus on renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and financial inclusion.
Harry was an International Fellow at Columbia University in New York where he completed a Masters degree focused on international energy finance and policy. Through that programme, Harry consulted to UNEP on clean energy access and enterprise development in Haiti and a range of energy access impact investors including E+Co, Embark Energy.
During 2011, Harry was as a Summer Associate at Developing World Markets, a leader in linking microfinance to global capital markets. Harry spent two years in the Clinton Climate Initiative’s London team, structuring sustainable energy projects for local governments, manufacturers, service providers and financiers and leading the outdoor lighting retrofit program. Harry has a BA in Linguistics from Yale University.
t: +254 723 412 953
Leonard Mathu – Executive Director
Leonard has valuable experience in sourcing, structuring and financing of transactions across Sub-Sahara Africa. He was previously Investment Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of an investment company in Kenya where he was involved in various projects including; power projects in Tanzania and Nigeria, agribusiness across multiple countries in Sub Sahara Africa, oil & gas services in Nigeria, telecoms in Nigeria, real estate and financial services in Kenya.
In 2007, Leonard joined Cable & Wireless in the Cayman Islands. Prior to that, he was an associate with a boutique Venture Capital firm in Minneapolis where he was involved in the commercialization of a renewable energy project as well as building a business plan for a medical device and diagnostic start-up.
Leonard graduated from United States International University, Nairobi with a BSc. in International Business and holds an MBA from Carlson School of Management in Minnesota, USA. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0403
Gaia De Battista – Director
Gaia is a Director at Lion’s Head specializing in Climate and WASH finance. She has advised both private and public sector clients on various projects across the climate finance spectrum, from Green Bonds to Carbon Tax Policy, and brings expertise in innovative financing structures to development projects.
Gaia joined Lion’s Head from Vivid Economics where she focused on climate finance and policy, advising a range of clients, from large industry corporates to DFIs and governments, on the economic impact of policy, climate risk and the structuring of funds. Prior to this she worked at Goldman Sachs as a Credit Risk Analyst.
Gaia has a Masters (First Class Hons) in Physics with Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London and a Graduate Diploma (Merit) in Economics from the London School of Economics.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0413
Brock Hoback – Director
Brock joined Lion’s Head in 2015 and works primarily in African capital markets on behalf of the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com). He provides expertise in financial institution assessment and regulation, microfinance and project finance.
Before joining Lion’s Head, Brock was a consultant working closely with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and its national partners in Nigeria to strengthen the country’s microfinance and microinsurance sectors. He has also worked for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and MEDA.
Brock has an MSc (Distinction) in Risk and Finance from the London School of Economics and Honours Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0411
Alexander Maletz – Director
Alexander is a Director at Lion’s Head specialising in infrastructure finance, frontier capital markets, as well as agricultural value chains. He joined Lion’s Head from a Fellowship program for young professionals committed to leading change on a global level.
Alexander worked in Morocco as a consultant for Techno-Serve where he developed concepts to improve the local olive oil value chain. He also worked as con advised LGT VP a Venture Capital investor in Start-Ups developing products to cover basic needs of bottom-of-pyramid clients. Through his activities as consultant as well as in raising equity for mission driven corporate spin-offs, Alexander has built expertise in turning development initiatives in sustainable and profitable corporate structures.
Prior to this, Alexander worked for an Investment bank in trade finance, as well as GIZ the German development agency. He holds an MSc. in Management from HEC Paris as well as an MA in Public Management from Sciences Po Paris.
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 0405
Laura Muller – Director
Laura joined Lion’s Head as a Director in 2016. She focuses on the ALCB Fund (www.alcbfund.com) and also specializes on advisory work in agriculture, health and infrastructure.
Laura joined LHGP from a summer fellowship in Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Global Sustainable Finance where she worked on thought leadership. Prior to this Laura graduated from the London School of Economics and Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs with a Masters of Public Administration in International Finance and Economics. Her studies included projects with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Nairobi based advisory work for a Kenyan Fertilizer manufacturer.
Before her Masters, Laura worked in wealth management at Goldman Sachs and Emerging Market Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan. Laura also completed a BSc. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Warwick.
t: +254 718 222 502
Leon Ong’onge – Director
Leon joined Lion’s Head as an Analyst in 2015. He focuses on capital markets, and financing for utilities and infrastructure.
Prior to Lion’s Head, Leon was an economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs-Kenya, where he carried out research on international trade issues like the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, and the Tri-Partite Free Trade Agreement. Leon has also previously worked at a Swiss NGO focusing on trade, and at a Pan-African online news company based in Washington, DC.
Leon holds a BA degree in Economics and International Relations from Colgate University.
t: +254 726 702 176
Geoffrey Wahome – Director
Geoffrey joined Lion’s Head in 2016. He provides back-office support to and conducts portfolio analysis for the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com). He also offers expertise in other advisory-related areas especially within the financial inclusion space.
Prior to joining Lion’s Head, Geoffrey worked at Old Mutual Securities, an affiliate company of UAP Old Mutual Group, as a Regional Equities Trader covering East Africa, having transitioned from a previous role as an investment analyst. He also worked with the wider Group (Old Mutual Kenya) in the financial management and reporting unit.
Geoffrey graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors of Commerce degree (Finance specialization) and is currently pursuing his MBA studies at the United States International University – Africa. He is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.