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Clean Cooking Forum 2022

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Xavier Pierluca

Managing Partner, Enabling Qapital

Xavier Pierluca is an investment professional with 25 years’ experience, 18 of which in the field of impact investing managing both private equity and debt funds. He has structured and raised several funds in access to energy, microfinance, fintech, SME finance, and healthcare for over USD 700 mn with family offices, DFIs and Institutional Investors through plain vanilla and blended finance structures.

Prior to launching EQ, he was a founding Partner at SIMA where he structured, raised and managed one of the largest solar off-grid solar debt fund. He also engages in Corporate Finance Advisory and has led the valuation and fundraising of one of the largest global microfinance group.

Xavier was CIO for Bamboo Finance, and structured, raised and managed innovative PE funds including one of the first impact and emerging market fintech fund. Previously, Xavier worked for the Deutsche Bank Impact Investing Division which pioneered the structuring and fundrasing of the first ever commercial microfinance funds. He also worked as a management consultant for Deloitte Consulting and Ernst and Young Corporate Finance in the United States and in France. He specialized in strategy & operations, mergers & acquisitions and access to financing facilitation for mid-cap companies.

Xavier holds a Masters in Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BsBA from Northeastern University.

Email:  xavier.pierluca@enabling.ch  |  Tel : +41-78-750-4706

Day 0 October 10
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
Day 1 October 11
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
Day 2 October 12
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
9:00 am-9:30 am
Breakout Room C

Perspectives on Innovation: Finance at Scale

Game-changing innovations can dramatically contribute to scaling the sector and bring us closer to universal access to clean cooking solutions. These talks will feature innovators who will discuss how their products, services, or approaches have the potential to address key challenges in the sector.

  1. What did we learn from ten years of investing in the clean cooking sector?  Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali, Associate Director, Acumen
  2. How did we set up a clean cooking focused investment fund?  Xavier Pierluca, Co-Managing Director, Spark+ Fund

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Speakers
Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali Associate Director, Acumen, West Africa
Xavier Pierluca Managing Partner, Enabling Qapital
Marcel Raats Manager, Energy and Climate, International Development, Netherlands Enterprise and Development Agency
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Day 3 October 13
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
Day 4 October 14
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
9:00 am-9:30 am
Breakout Room C

Perspectives on Innovation: Finance at Scale

Game-changing innovations can dramatically contribute to scaling the sector and bring us closer to universal access to clean cooking solutions. These talks will feature innovators who will discuss how their products, services, or approaches have the potential to address key challenges in the sector.

  1. What did we learn from ten years of investing in the clean cooking sector?  Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali, Associate Director, Acumen
  2. How did we set up a clean cooking focused investment fund?  Xavier Pierluca, Co-Managing Director, Spark+ Fund

Watch this session.

Speakers
Andrew Tarazid-Tarawali Associate Director, Acumen, West Africa
Xavier Pierluca Managing Partner, Enabling Qapital
Marcel Raats Manager, Energy and Climate, International Development, Netherlands Enterprise and Development Agency
Yabei Zhang Senior Energy Specialist, Clean Cooking Fund at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca
Sessions by Xavier Pierluca