Hany Assaad

Co-Founder, Chief Portfolio and Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Avanz Capital

Hany Assaad is the Chief Portfolio and Risk Officer of Avanz Capital and a member of the Investment Committees of the Avanz Capital funds.  He leads the sourcing, screening and negotiation of investments and risk management, including the ESG aspects of Avanz Capital.


Mr. Assaad is the chair of the EMPEA ESG Member Community and was part of the working group that prepared the “Governance in Emerging Market Private Capital” report published in May 2019.


Mr. Assaad has had a long career in EM investments, including two decades at International Finance Corporation. He was Chief Investment Officer at IFC’s Private Equity and Investment Funds leading the investment process for sector-specific funds. Prior to that he held various leadership investment positions at IFC covering a range of sectors and industries.