Ruth has set up and managed several social impact funds, and led or assisted numerous private equity transactions on behalf of private and public investors. In 2011 – 2013 she helped to launch and co-manage the challenge fund Innovations Against Poverty on behalf of Sida. During 2018 she has been engaged by the UK based Forward Trust to launch and manage their new Enterprise Fund, which supports ex-offenders to start businesses by providing loans and advisory support.
Prior to starting Impact Invest, Ruth kicked-off several social enterprises in Africa on behalf of Richard Branson, as he established his non-profit venture Virgin Unite.
Her background is in media and telecoms, in senior management positions at Ericsson, Yahoo!, Orange and other global brands based in London.
Ruth Brännvall holds a PhD from KTH, where her research is focused on innovation for underserved markets and diversity in entrepreneurship. Some of her publications include the book “Toolbox for social business” and co-authorship of the EVPA handbook on managing impactful exits. She also has degrees in journalism and economics with an MBA from the Warwick Business School in England, where she specialised in innovation and corporate finance.
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