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Asad Mahmood

Deutsche Bank
Managing Director, Globial Social Investment Funds
Asad Mahmood, Managing Director, is responsible for more than half a billion loan and investment portfolio which seeks both financial and social returns. He is also responsible for Deutsche Bank’s microfinance / social investment efforts globally which comprise more than 100 relationships in 42 countries. Mr. Mahmood is the central force in creating the microfinance and social investing platform for Deutsche Bank and has been a leading advocate for a balanced and customer-centric approach towards social businesses. He has created seven cutting-edge funds in the social finance arena in the areas of microfinance, affordable housing, healthcare, and education. These funds are the first of a kind in the social finance industry and use innovation in changing mental models to pushing the industry forward in realizing its potential as well as the duality in managing social and commercial aspects. Mr. Mahmood has positioned Deutsche Bank to be an investment bank for social capital and has served as a catalytic leader and innovator in the growth of financeable social ventures by bringing together differently motivated capital from development agencies, foundations and socially focused commercial investors. He is recognized globally as an important advocate for the poor and has gathered key leaders in the sector to deal with ongoing challenges as the industry develops. Mr. Mahmood was the founding Board member of the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). He also is a member of the steering committee for the Smart Campaign which promotes Client Protection Principles, the Steering Committee for Private / Public Partnerships for the World Economic Forum and the Advisory Council for Social Investments. He is on the Steering Committee of the Seal of Excellence, an effort to recognize microfinance institutions that are reaching the poorest of the poor. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Enterprise Foundation which is one of the largest and leading innovators in providing affordable housing and financing for distressed communities in the United States. Mr. Mahmood has also served on the Advisory Board of The Rockdale Foundation / Gray Ghost Fund. He was a part of the leadership of the 2% commitment. This effort includes executive directors of some of the leading foundations in the US and encourages them to use 2% of their endowment to make social investments. Mr. Mahmood is also the founder of the Microfinance Club of New York. The Club is now active in several cities internationally. Mr. Mahmood holds a Civil Engineering degree from Rutgers University and an MBA in International Finance from Temple University.

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