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SEAF is delighted to announce the appointment of Agnes Dasewicz as Chief Executive Officer. Agnes was hired as Co-CEO in November 2020 and has been serving alongside Co-Founder and former CEO Bert van der Vaart for the past year to ensure a smooth transition and...

Washington, DC – June 23rd – SEAF has joined the Council for Inclusive Capitalism, a global nonprofit organization that joins moral and market imperatives to build a more inclusive, sustainable, and trusted economic system to address the needs of our people and the planet. In...

Washington, DC – February 23, 2021 – SEAF is proud to announce that Christine Phillpotts has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. Christine is a Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst investing in Africa and Eastern Europe for AllianceBernstein’s Emerging and Frontier Markets (EM/FM) portfolios. Christine is a thought...

November 30th, 2020 – Washington, D.C. – SEAF is delighted to announce the appointment of Agnes Dasewicz as co-Chief Executive Officer. She will serve alongside co-founder and current CEO Bert van der Vaart over a one-year period to allow for a smooth transition. Bert van der...

Washington, DC -  February 24, 2020 - SEAF is pleased to announce that it has been selected, for the seventh time, as a member of the 2020 class of ImpactAssets 50. Now in its ninth year, the Impact Assets 50 (IA 50) was the industry’s first...

December 12, 2019 - SEAF has made Private Equity International’s shortlist for four categories: Impact investment firm of the year, Frontier markets firm of the year,  Firm of the year in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Firm of the year in Middle East North...

December 10th, 2019 - Washington, DC - SEAF is pleased to announce that Yasmin Saadat has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. Yasmin brings more than three decades of experience in development economics and investing in emerging markets. She currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the...

It is with great sadness that SEAF notes the death of former Director, Executive Committee Member, and Board Chairman, Robert Stillman, who passed on August 4th. After a legendary career as one of the USA’s first private equity investors at Payson & Trask and AEA Associates, Bob...

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