Orli is an impact investing and development finance specialist with over 20 years of experience. Orli’s specific areas of leadership have included development finance; project and structured finance within funds, financial institutions, and advisory firms; and impact investing (with a focus on frontier and emerging markets).
Orli is the Founder of EMFin Advisory, an emerging markets and infrastructure finance advisory company. EMFin provides advisory services relating to capital (debt and equity) raising, deal structuring, due diligence and investability assessment and impact investing and development finance. Some of her current clients include, the ICED Facility (working on investment aspects in sub-Saharan Africa), the IFC (advising on investment in renewable energy with a particular focus on new platforms) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (advising on catalysing private sector investments for African infrastructure).
Until recently, Orli was Director of investments for Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), where she was actively involved in investments in emerging markets. Prior to SEDF, Orli co-founded and served as the CIO of Impala Energy Holdings and spent nearly 10 years serving as MD of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a dedicated open-end commercial debt fund.
Orli has been involved in funding 21 power assets in Sub-Saharan Africa across a range of technologies (gas, solar, hydro, HFO), a number of which were the first IPPs in their respective countries. She holds a number of non-executive positions, including board member of SN Power and board member of Cesom-Central Solar de Mocuba in Mozambique. Orli also serves as an independent investment committee member at BlueOrchard Finance with respect to their investment in infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa.
Orli is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.