Meet our team

We aim to accelerate the transition of fixed income using a practical approach based on market realities. Our team of financial market professionals with strong academic credentials share a vision of sustainable capitalism.

Ulf Erlandsson

Ulf Erlandsson

CEO and Founder

Dr Ulf Erlandsson founded AFII in 2020, inspired by his lecture series, ‘Fixed income in the Anthropocene’.

Justine Leigh-Bell

Justine Leigh-Bell

Executive Director

Justine leads the strategic development, management and operations of AFII, and directs our funder relations.

Catherine Greene

Catherine Greene

Chief Impact Officer

Catherine Greene leads AFII’s impact strategy, identifying and tracking the engagement of the fixed income investment community with AFII’s ground-breaking research and portfolio management tools. 

Josephine Richardson

Josephine Richardson

Head of Research

Jo leads the development of AFII’s research, which supports fixed income investors in aligning their portfolios to climate and sustainability goals.

David Lewis

David Lewis

Research Director

Based in New Zealand, David is focused on Asia-Pacific for AFII.

Umang Vithlani

Umang Vithlani

Research Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the credit markets, and previously Head of Credit and Senior Portfolio Manager at Fideuram Asset Management in Ireland, Umang is a Research Director at AFII.

Kamesh Korangi

Kamesh Korangi

Quant Credit Strategist

Kamesh Korangi is an experienced credit derivatives and bond trader focused on developing AFII’s portfolio analytics suite for climate risk.

Hazel Ilango

Hazel Ilango

Research Analyst

Hazel Ilango is a Research Analyst focused on the ASEAN energy transition, based in Malaysia.

Johan Jarnmo

Johan Jarnmo

Quantitative Associate

Johan is responsible for driving the development and implementation of AFII’s portfolio management tool, Fixed Income Optimisation for Net zero Alignment (FIONA), and other quantitative and portfolio capacities that AFII develops such as The Box.

Suelen Lira

Suelen Lira

Head of Programme Management Office and Operations

Suelen is responsible for AFII operations, HR, finance, IT, and funder relations functions.

Emma Thorpe

Emma Thorpe

Communications Director

With over 25 years’ experience as a communications professional, with a focus on finance and innovation, Emma leads on content, campaigns, stakeholder outreach and media relations for AFII.