Raya Papp, Senior Advisor, Circulate Capital Founding Partner, SAGANA (Switzerland)
Raya is a Founding Partner of SAGANA and Senior Advisor to Circulate Capital. Raya helps lead our investment teams, relying on her previous experience in scaling social impact in Southeast Asia to create financial strength for investments with a positive impact.
Raya advises the team on impact-oriented investment strategies and asset allocations as well as due diligence, portfolio management of fund investments.
Prior to founding SAGANA, Raya was based in Singapore as the Asia Co-Head at LGT Venture Philanthropy where she managed the region’s investment portfolio and led a team of investment managers across five countries. In 2015, Raya received the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s Most Impactful Social Enterprise Deal Award for investment in Kennemer Foods.
Raya is a champion for gender equity and women-led businesses as a member of angel networks CRIB (Singapore) and ANGIN (Indonesia). She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.