Chief Executive Officer
Johan Hattingh is the Chief Executive Officer of ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited, having founded the asset management firm in 2018. Prior to founding ARCH, he served as CEO of Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia, and Chairman and CEO of Ashmore Turkey. Johan has a wealth of experience in international finance markets, starting his career at Hill Samuel & Co Ltd in 1982, working on project finance and capital markets as manager and director. Johan has formely held senior executive positions at Daiwa Europe Bank Plc, Industrial Bank of Japan, NatWest and ANZ Bank and has also served as non-executive director on various boards. Johan holds degrees in Economics and Industrial psychology, Masters in International Economics and Doctorate in Financial Management from the University of Johannesburg.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Pritchard is the CFO of ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited. Prior to ARCH, Mike was Head of Finance at BC Partners LLP where he spent significant time engaged with personal advisers, ensuring fund returns, fee income and carried interest structures were tax efficient and optimised for all parties. His experience covers, amongst other things, converting legal structures for existing fund advisers and sub-advisers in the UK and US, structuring new Fund structures and a European AIFM and launching the company’s credit platform. Prior to BC Partners, Mike was Group Financial Controller at Asset Management Investment Company plc and worked at Solomon Hare Chartered Accountants. Mike holds a degree in Accounting from Cardiff Business School and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.
Chief Risk Officer
Charles Rendall is the Chief Risk Officer for ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited. Charles has an in-depth understanding of financial risk and the mechanics of financial markets gained from over 25 years in diverse roles including private investor, broker, trader, risk and quantitative analyst. He has focused on emerging and illiquid markets throughout his career with experience covering Africa, Turkey, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Charles began his career at Barclays Bank as a Quantitative Analyst and carried on to hold roles at ABN AMRO, ANZ Investment Bank, Lehman Brothers and ICAP Securities. Charles holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College London.
Head of Investor Relations
Pinar Ozbozdoganli, prior to joining ARCH, was most recently Financial Strategy and Corporate Finance Manager of Ronesans Holding, one of the largest construction and real estate investment conglomerates globally. Pinar started her career in the Principal Finance Group of Lehman Brothers, and has also worked at Ashmore, Global Investment House, and Rhea, where she has built extensive private equity experience, with a focus on investor relations and transaction execution. Pinar holds a B.A. degree in Business Economics from Brown University.
Head of Human Resources
Noreht has over a decade of experience constructing, implementing and managing international human resources infrastructure and operations, specialising in employee and departmental training and development, recruitment, performance management and headcount optimization. Noreht is currently responsible for building, operating and maintaining all HR processes, policies and documentation within ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited. Noreht holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Development.
Senior Legal Counsel
Mariam Akanbi joined ARCH in 2019. Prior to joining ARCH, Mariam was a Senior Associate at Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP in their international investment funds practice. Mariam has extensive experience in representing fund managers investing in emerging markets across Asia and Africa on fund formation; investor negotiations; and fund operation matters. She has acted for fund managers across multiple asset classes including infrastructure, private equity and venture capital. Mariam began her career in the Investment Funds practice of SJ Berwin LLP (which later became King & Wood Mallesons). Mariam holds a B.A. in Law and Sociology from the University of Warwick. Mariam has sat on the diversity committees of her previous employers and in 2019 co-founded a networking group called Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM).
Head of Compliance
Blondelle Yearwood, has over 16 years’ compliance experience, commencing this aspect of her career with HSBC Global Asset Management prior to joining ARCH in November 2019. Blondelle progressed to become a Compliance Manager, and then Head of Monitoring before joining Fleming Family & Partners in September 2013 after nearly 12 years with HSBC. The next six years was spent in a generalist advisory capacity providing guidance on regulatory change managing compliance projects, specialising in AML controls for five UK regulated entities, Private Equity, Corporate Finance, Investment Management, Wealth Management, Funds and Family Office. Blondelle studied Law at the University of Wolverhampton and holds an LLB(Hons).
Head of Business Development