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 is a pioneer of climate-focused fixed income portfolio management.

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, assessing our outreach in the fixed income investment community.

Josephine Richardson

Josephine Richardson

Managing Director, Head of Research

Jo heads the development of AFII’s research and analysis, leading a growing global team of analysts.

Andrew Sulston

Andrew Sulston

Senior Legal Adviser

Andrew is a senior capital markets lawyer providing guidance to AFII on our research and advocacy activities.

Patricia Hutchinson

Patricia Hutchinson

Associate Research Director

An experienced ESG analyst, Trisha is focused on researching natural capital at AFII.

Kamesh Korangi

Kamesh Korangi

Director, Portfolio Strategy

Kamesh Korangi is focused on developing AFII’s portfolio analytics suite for climate risk.

Johan Jarnmo

Johan Jarnmo

Associate Director, Portfolio Strategy

Johan develops quantitative portfolio management and analytics tools to support fixed income investors.

David Lewis

David Lewis

Research Director

Based in New Zealand, David conducts research focused on the Asia-Pacific region.

Hazel Ilango

Hazel Ilango

Research Associate

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

Umang Vithlani

Umang Vithlani

Director, Portfolio Strategy

With over 20 years’ experience in the credit markets, Umang is developing portfolio management tools for AFII.

Meenakshi Roy

Meenakshi Roy

Director, Legal

Based in London, Meenakshi advises AFII on legal issues related to our research and advocacy work.

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

A senior financial communications professional, Emma leads on strategy and campaigns for AFII.