Manfred Bauer

Manfred Bauer

Head of Portfolio Management at Sefa

Manfred is the Head of Portfolio Management at Sefa providing access to social finance in the form of direct lending, co investment opportunities, blended deals and syndicate structures.

Manfred has over 12 years' experience in sustainable development, financial innovation, and multilateral partnerships, with proven track record in business acceleration, impact investing funds creation and deployment, due diligence and deal structuring.

He has been working in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Brazil and Australia, leading projects to regionalize operations, develop internal capacity in hybrid organisations (mix of grant and commercial revenue), nurture and leverage networks regionally, and foster cross sector partnerships to unlock private, public, and philanthropic capital.

He's passionate about building resilient ecosystems for a more responsible and connected planet and brings a deep understanding of the global impact investment landscape to Sefa.

Manfred has served as a Secretariat Representative for the Central American NAB (PiiC) for The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG). Manfred holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance, a Master's in Marketing Communications and a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering.

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