Friday, November 19, 2010

Aamer A. Sarfraz

Aamer A. Sarfraz is founder of Agroventures (Pvt) Ltd which he started in 2009 to identify, finance and build high-growth food and agribusiness projects in Pakistan. In 2010, the company completed construction of its first factory to process cereal grains in Faisalabad. Aamer is also a Managing Director at Tigris Financial Group since 2006. Tigris is one of the most successful private equity investors in natural resources worldwide, particularly in gold and precious metals mining, with over US$2billion of its own capital deployed. He is closely involved with the group's investments and partnerships across the Middle East and Asia. Previously, Aamer worked in private equity firms Ithmar Capital and 3i venture capital. Aamer holds an MSc (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics and a BSBA from Boston University's School of Management. As an undergraduate student, he developed the intellectual property for digital receipt technology, which he sold to Microsoft's Intellectual Ventures. He serves on the Advisory Board of MSSM Department of Medicine, New York.

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