Catherine Cax

Director of Investments, Soros Economic Development Fund, Open Society Foundations

Catherine Isabelle Cax is the Director of Investments at Soros Economic Development Fund, Open Society Foundations. She oversees a team of 15 deploying USD 60m annually in directs and indirect investments globally. Previous to OSF Cax was for 15 years with IFU, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (the Danish DFI). Catherine was VP of Sub-Saharan Africa, leading IFU’s deployment of capital (annually approx. USD 80m) in the region as well as overseeing management of a portfolio of +50 active projects. Catherine has extensive experience with investments in emerging markets and developing countries and prior to joining IFU’s SSA team, Catherine was VP of North Asia.

Catherine holds a Master degree in economics from Copenhagen University and is a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School.