Global Horizon Fund


Richard Pigossi, Chairman, Investment Committee

Founder and principal of Pegasus Capital, a financial advisory firm focused on Southeast Asia and India, Pigossi is a venture investment specialist with four decades of experience in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. He has been based in Indonesia and Singapore since 1973 with the World Bank, Private Development Finance Company of Indonesia, Private Investment Company for Asia, Elders Finance Group and Asian Oceanic Group. A pioneer in Asian private equity, he co-founded Elders PICA Asian Ventures, one of the region’s first direct equity funds, and later established AOG Mitra Capital Finance, Indonesia’s first foreign private equity fund. Pigossi has served on the boards of more than 30 manufacturing, finance and energy services companies in the region. He is a director of the Asian Infrastructure Mezzanine Capital Fund and has been an adviser to Salomon Brothers, Deloitte Corporate Finance, EMP Global and Darby Asia. Pigossi lived in East Africa and worked as a development economist in Vietnam, Thailand, Colombia and Iran before joining the World Bank in 1970. A graduate of Penn State, he has a master’s degree from the Sloan School at MIT.

Tariq Jawad

Director of Investment Banking at Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a New York-based placement agent that has raised $1.5 billion for emerging growth biotechnology companies since 2003. Jawad, who led all investor deal and non-deal institu¬tional roadshows worldwide with over 100 US accounts and over 50 European accounts, was named Top Broker-Dealer Worldwide in 2003 and 2004 by Private Placement Tracker. Previously, Jawad was VP-Corporate Finance at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co, where he structured and placed over $2.9 billion of PIPE and direct investment finance, and Senior Account Manager at Thomson Financial. He is a member of Arab Bankers of North America and Young Arab Leaders (Dubai), and a graduate of Harvard University.

Nicholas Sullivan

Executive Director of the Money Matters Institue, Sullivan is responsible for the annual Wealth of Nations Index. Sullivan has spent more than 20 years focusing on the nexus between technology and entrepreneurship. He has been involved with GHF since its inception, working with State Street Corp. to develop re¬search to identify target countries. He is publisher of Innovations: Technology/Governance/Globalization (MIT Press) and author of “Do Bilateral Investment Treaties Really Work?” (Harvard International Law Journal) and “Clinical Eco¬nomics” (Compass magazine, Harvard’s Kennedy School). Previously, Sullivan was VP/Editor in Chief of (Bertelsmann). He is a graduate of Harvard and The Fletcher School.

Sanjay Hundiwala, CFA

Senior VP of the Private Equity Group at United Gulf Management, Hundiwala has more than 10 years of experience in financial due diligence, assessment of business operations, negotiating acquisitions, structuring financial transactions, and marketing and managing funds of funds. He currently identifies private eq¬uity managers for the Group and advises on direct investments deals, oversee¬ing investments of $250 million in more than 70 U.S. limited partnerships with more than 40 VC fund managers. Hundiwala received his postgraduate diploma in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (New Delhi), and holds an MBA from U. Mass. and an M.S. in Finance from Boston College. He is a CFA Charterholder.