Patrick Elmer works at the intersection of finance and global development. He is the CEO and founder of iGravity as well as the co-chair of the Impact-Linked Finance Fund (ILFF). iGravity is a Swiss-headquartered consulting and investment advisory firm specialized in impact investing and committed to building a more equitable and sustainable financial system. It works at the intersection of finance and international development with both public and philanthropic actors as well as financial investors supporting local enterprises to maximize their impact. Previously Patrick worked as Head of Business Development at BlueOrchard. He was also Head of Philanthropy Services and Responsible Investments at Credit Suisse, advising clients on investment solutions and leading the bank’s efforts in creating novel partnerships and products in areas like microfinance, education, agriculture and conservation finance.
Before that, Mr. Elmer worked for many years in Mozambique, Tanzania and Madagascar, first managing the private sector development portfolio of SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) and later establishing and managing microfinance banks on behalf of public and private investors.