Sari Nikka previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Norsad Capital (“Norsad”), a regional DFI offering medium to long-term risk capital to mid-market growth companies across the Southern Africa region. Prior to working for Norsad, she was the Programme Director (Finn partnership) and Senior Investment Manager for Finnfund, which is the Finnish DFI and professional impact investor investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. She also served as a Project Finance Advisor for Finnvera Plc (Finland), which is a specialised financing company that promotes Finnish exports to emerging markets and developing countries. Ms Nikka has served on various Boards and Board Committees of companies and investment funds investing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. She has a range of experience from project finance, senior debt instruments, mezzanine, and equity investments, as well as financing solutions for microfinance institutions and commercial banks. She now principally serves on boards and performs senior advisory roles with focus emerging markets-focused funds and financial institutions, including Absa Bank Botswana and the Africa Guarantee Fund.