MILLTRUST INTERNATIONAL LLP
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 Senior Portfolio Manager for Milltrust’s Science, Technology & Innovation Investments (Venture Capital/Early-Stage/Private Equity) and Sustainable Agriculture Funds (Real Assets). Mr Kalis is also co-Portfolio Manager for Milltrust’s Global Emerging Markets Fund (Multi-Specialist Emerging Markets Listed Equities).
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 and negotiated an exclusive partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Hong Kong to collaborate on Milltrust’s Climate Impact Asia Fund, for which he serves as Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee.
Mr Kalis is also 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 a long track record managing institutional capital including two decades at top-tier asset management firms including Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management and Santander Asset Management. 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.