Matteo Stefanel - Director & Trustee

Matteo is Managing Partner of APIS Partners, a private equity firm focused on Financial Services & Technologies in Global Growth Markets and Europe. Prior to co-founding Apis Partners in 2013, Matteo was a Senior Partner at Abraaj Group, CIO of MIG, Co-Head of EM Financial Services (Deutsche Bank), and in EM Financial Services at Credit Suisse/ DLJ.  Matteo has spent the entirety of his career focussing on Financial Institutions in Global Growth Markets and in Europe. For the first decade, he advised leading financial services and technologies companies in their M&A and balance sheet restructuring (equity and equity derivatives). Matteo then moved to Private Equity investing, once again focusing on Financial Services across Growth Markets for over 12 years. Board positions and memberships include World Economic Forum (Global Agenda Council on Finance & Capital, 2012-16), Star Health, Baobab (Microcred), Transfast, Greenlight Planet, Q LINK.

Matteo’s hometown is Milan, Italy and is fluent in Italian, French, English, and Spanish. Matteo currently lives in London, is married with three children, and enjoys most outdoor activities, including but not limited to hiking up mountains, skiing down mountains, sailing the seas and scuba diving below them. Matteo holds a MA from Oxford University.