Emilio Cattaneo

PIDG team member Emilio Cattaneo

Emilio joined PIDG in 2015 as Executive Director of The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, becoming Head of TA in December 2019. He has over 35 years of corporate finance, asset management and advisory experience across several markets, including Africa, Latin America, India and Southern Europe. He spent close to 20 years with HSBC in the UK and abroad. Subsequently, he worked in a number of smaller firms, including an advisory M&A boutique that he founded and ran for 7 years and in a commodity brokerage firm focused on emerging markets, including Africa. Before joining PIDG, Emilio was Director of Asset Management, at Climate Change Capital, a London-based fund manager focused on climate mitigation investment strategies, where he was closely involved in developing renewable energy and agri-business transactions in Africa. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he read Biochemistry (with Economics) at Hertford College.