Our Team

SEAF is a global leader in small and medium enterprise (SME) investing in emerging markets and we attribute our success to our management model, which blends strong field-based investment teams staffed by resident nationals with an integrated and experienced central management and support team in Washington, D.C.

SEAF Leadership

Hubertus van der Vaart

Fund Management

Fahim Ahmed

Interim Chief of Party

SEAF Bangladesh AgriVentures


Hector Cateriano

Managing Director

Fondo Transandino Colombia


Gary Dodge

Managing Director/ Global Investment Committee Member

SEAF Central and Eastern Europe Growth Fund


Esben Emborg

Managing Director

Georgia Regional Development Fund


Armands Fomicevs

Managing Director

Georgia Regional Development Fund


Piotr Kalaman

Managing Director

Emerging Europe Capital Partners I


Dejan Kalinikov

Managing Director

SEAF Macedonia II


Mustafa Kazem

Managing Director

Afghan Growth Finance


Donald Nicholson

Managing Director

Central Asia Small Enterprise Fund


Mauricio Samper

Managing Director

SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund


Nikola Stefanovic

Managing Director

SEAF South Balkan Fund


Mohammad Altaf Uz Zaman

Managing Director

SEAF Bangladesh Ventures


George Zhang

Managing Director

SEAF Sichuan SME Investment Fund


CEED Leadership

Tom Drum

Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development


Peter Righi

Global Director

Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development


Board of Directors

Javed Hamid

Hubertus van der Vaart