Elevar’s approach of no trade-offs between impact and return and its laser sharp focus on the underserved client is something I am looking forward contribute to

Amie Patel

Amie joined Elevar in 2016 and works on the global strategy team where she manages and cultivates Elevar’s global partnerships including LP and co-investor relations. Amie believes that: “Having evaluated many impact funds for over a decade, I decided to join the global leader in emerging markets impact investing. Elevar’s approach of no trade-offs between impact and financial return and its laser sharp focus on the underserved client is something I am looking forward to scale.”

Amie has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of organizations with a focus on emerging market investing. Prior to joining Elevar, Amie was a Vice President with Goldman Sachs Asset Management which she joined through the acquisition of Imprint Capital. Amie focused on the firm’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investing capabilities within the emerging markets. Prior to Imprint she was with the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF) where she concentrated her efforts on early to growth stage investments. She managed SEDF's investments in Haiti and worked on several other investment opportunities in Palestine, India and parts of Africa including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique. Amie also worked with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as a Presidential Management Fellow and Investment Funds Officer responsible for developing and evaluating top-quartile and first-time emerging market private equity fund managers. Amie began her career as an M&A analyst with Merrill Lynch and First Union Securities covering the automotive, healthcare and telecommunications industries. She also volunteered in Nepal with Students Partnership Worldwide as a Program Manager working on environmental education and women’s issues.

She holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She serves as the Finance Chair on the Board of Education Through Music, a New York based non-profit focused on music education. Amie likes to explore new places, paint and to have dance parties with her two daughters.