The fund integrates all actors in the value chain in order to profitably produce and deliver produce from small-holder farmers to international supermarket chains in the UK, South Africa and Middle East where ALTVEST already has strong commitments. ALTVEST focuses on viable and sustainable impact on small-holder farmers, it does not purchase land; it rather engages directly with individual farmers and increases their output where there is none

Management Team

Founding Partner and Fund Manager

Stefano Benedikter

Stefano is a financial services professional with expertise gained in bulge bracket investment banking, strategy consulting and serial entrepreneurship. Stefano leads ALTVEST’s international capital raise and investor relations management. Prior to ALTVEST, Stefano has worked for Arthur D Little in Rome/Milan and for Merrill Lynch in London

Founding Director

Tichaona Seremani

An economist with 10 years experience in international business gained from advising high-growth companies in Europe, Asia and Africa. Tichaona has experience identifying acquisitions, investors and markets as well as advising business leaders and entrepreneurs. He holds a Bachelors in Economics, a Masters in Logistics and Transportation Management and is currently in an International Executive MBA program.

Founding Director

Edwin Masimba Moyo

A professional in marketing, co-promoter of the Dow Jones-SAM, Sustainable Index Fund launched in Europe and the United States in October 1999. He is Executive Chairman of Rollex and sits on the board of Lonrho. He pioneered a project which saw 500 Small Scale Farmers exporting fresh vegetables to UK super market; Tesco’s, Marks and Spencers,Waitrose and Sainsbury’s resulting in a 25 % market share for Zimbabwe.

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