Hussein SefianFounding Partner at Acre Capital
Hussein is the Founding Partner of Acre Impact Capital, responsible for strategy, business development, growth and partnerships.
Prior to founding Acre, Hussein was the Global Head of Strategy at BNP Paribas CIB, where he defined the organisation’s sustainable finance strategy. By the time he left BNP Paribas in 2018, the bank was the largest green bond runner globally and was recognised by Euromoney as the World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance. As part of his role at BNP Paribas, Hussein was responsible for managing strategic partnerships and a portfolio of Strategic Investments worth $350mn, with assets which included market infrastructure companies, minority stakes in other financial institutions, funds and FinTech companies.
Prior to his career in investment banking, Hussein worked for more than 10 years in management consulting with Booz Allen, advising clients in financial services, public sector and telecommunications on their most complex strategic issues. Hussein lived in Paris, London and Johannesburg and advised clients across the African continent and the Middle East. Hussein is passionate about the promise of finance in addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.
A thoughtful strategic thinker, Hussein is skilled at bringing multi-disciplinary teams together to create innovative solutions to complex problems. Hussein holds a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Hussein completed the Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme at the University of Cambridge.