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Patrice Backer, Chief Operating Officer

Patrice Backer, Chief Operating Officer

In his current role, Patrice is responsible for managing all aspects of the investment process including deal sourcing and execution, pipeline evaluation, portfolio monitoring and portfolio company engagement. He oversees all operational and administrative aspects of the Fund including finance, legal, human resources, IT, public affairs and office management.

Prior to AFIG Funds, Patrice was the Managing Director of PromoCapital, a transnational investment firm with offices in Haiti and the U.S, where he led investment banking and principal investing transactions in telecom, textile manufacturing, and energy. Before launching PromoCapital, he provided financial advisory and management consulting services to corporate clients that included financial institutions and transportation companies in several geographies (Latin America, Middle East, and Eastern Europe.) Prior to that, he was a Vice President in JP Morgan’s Emerging Markets Sales and Trading and Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions groups.

Patrice is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a joint MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from the School of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Lauder Institute Global MBA program. He graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences.