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Business Growth Fund (BGF) has appointed a new head of ESG and sustainability, who will be tasked with embedding the new investor focus into the fund’s new and existing portfolio companies.
Roshni Bandesha has spent the past decade working with organisations on ESG, and prior to that worked with McKinsey & Company, serving The Gate Foundation, among a number of other clients.
“Roshni has received numerous accolades for demonstrating that there is no trade-off between profit and purpose, and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome her to BGF,” executive chairman Stephen Welton said.
“Her extensive experience in the field of impact investments adds further strength to our operations as we look to supercharge our efforts in this space.”
Asset managerNuveen has posted a former Goldman Sachs Asset Management executive director as a new managing director for to its London team.
Charlotte Daelemans brings some 14 years experience to the position, and moves from AMP Capital where she was an institutional director specialising in fundraising.
The incoming managing director has also held a number of roles across the sales function at Bloomberg.
“Charlotte’s experience in building and converting new client relationships will further boost our growing relationships with institutional and wealth clients and promote our real assets capabilities,”head of EMEA real estate and real assets specialists of the global client group, Gabi Stein said.
Tencent-backed mobile game maker Miniclip has promoted its chief strategy officer, who is set to take over the helm.
Saad Choudri, who has been with the business since 2011, has been appointed CEO, a move which has been welcomed by senior leadership within its majority investor Tencent.
The new lead brings over a decade of experience from within Miniclip, as well as Japanese game developer Sega, prior to joining the company.
Choudri said:“Miniclip has a long history of leading in the industry, first to browser, before innovating in mobile.
“In my new role as CEO, I aim to continue the great work of the leadership team, doubling down on the Miniclip vision which has seen us triple our revenue over the last three years.”
Choudri has also spearheaded a number of ambitious merger and acquisition plans during his decade with the game maker.
President and founder Rob Small said: “Saad has made an enormous contribution to Miniclip’s success over the last decade and I am looking forward to supporting him as Miniclip’s next CEO.”