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Nadia Nikolova
Director, Alternative Investments at Allianz Global Investors


Nadia Nikolova is a portfolio manager with AllianzGI Alternative Investments team focusing on the European investments in the infrastructure space. Nadia has over ten years of experience across various credit roles both on the advisory and buy side. She was instrumental into expanding AllianzGI’s presence into acquisition finance as well as Emerging Markets infrastructure debt through the AllianzGI/IFC structured vehicle (announced October 2017) and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund investment. Most recently, Nadia has been supporting the build-out of the Asia Private Credit strategy focused on mid-cap companies.

Prior to joining AllianzGI, Nadia worked at the Project and Infrastructure Finance team at Citigroup based out of London. Nadia holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex and has graduated from Harvard Business School Executive Program for Leadership and Development.

In 2016, Financial News awarded Nadia one of 40 under 40 professionals in Asset Management.

Since launching the infrastructure debt platform in 2012, AllianzGI has committed more than €14 billion on behalf of clients into over 65 infrastructure debt projects.

Agenda Sessions

  • Financing African infrastructure