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Pedram Kaya


(BCom 2006 UC)
Principal, Kuwa Capital

Pedram has a decade of experience in corporate finance, consulting & risk management gained in top tier firms (Deloitte & Bank of Montreal). He loves deals, especially financing in difficult situations (turnarounds, restructurings) and impact & gender lens investing.

Lately he has been working in the frontier and emerging markets of sub-Saharan Africa after completing a transformative fellowship in 2018 with the Uniterra Program, where he served as an advisor to Malawi's largest microfinance company. Since then, he has administered an African youth entrepreneurship incubation fund, and started an investment firm that is helping grow access to household solar power in Malawi.

In his off time, he enjoys tending a tangerine orchard in his native country of Turkey, and planning his next scuba diving adventure.