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Alexander Kalis



Mr Alexander Kalis is the Managing Partner of Milltrust International LLP in the United Kingdom, which he co-founded in December 2010.

He is Head of Investments and Portfolio Manager of the British Innovation Fund (VC/Early-Stage university venturing focused on AgTech, BioTech, Life Sciences, MedTech, NanoTech, DeepTech, and FoodTech), as well as Portfolio Manager of Milltrust’s Buy & Lease Agriculture Funds (Real Assets/Farmland), and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Milltrust Global Emerging Markets Fund (multi-manager). 

As a passionate leader in the fight against climate change and in channelling private sector capital into profitable environmental focused projects, solutions-driven startup businesses, and impact funds, Mr Kalis spearheaded Milltrust’s dedicated Sustainable Impact Investments business. He serves as Investment Advisor and Chairs the Investment Advisory Committee of Milltrust’s Climate Impact Asia Fund (listed equities), a pioneering environmental impact fund he launched in exclusive partnership with WWF-Hong Kong.

Mr Kalis is an Independent Expert at Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private partnership, supported EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation, evaluating innovation and entrepreneurship project proposals and monitoring the progress, outcome and impact of these programmes. 

Mr Kalis is a seasoned investment and business professional with an award-winning track record managing institutional capital including two decades at top-tier asset management firms including Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management and Santander Asset Management. Prior to co-founding Milltrust, he was most recently Founder & Managing Partner at Think Alternative Advisors LLP, an Emerging Markets research and advisory firm acquired by Milltrust International Group in 2011. 

He is a frequent commentator at industry conferences and in the financial media. He speaks fluent English, French and Dutch, and holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

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