An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) announces new High Commissioners, Senators and International Partners of the Grand Assembly.

Australia, Mexico, USA, Switzerland, UK, Belgium, Greece, Guinea, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, India, Afghanistan and Malaysia are now more connected with global investment markets. WBAF is active now in 85 countries through 210 High Commissioners, Senators and International Partners.

Australia, Mexico, USA, Switzerland, UK, Belgium, Greece, Guinea, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, India, Afghanistan and Malaysia have joined the largest global angel investors forum of the world and will now be able to connect with the global angels market, which will open up splendid opportunities for the joining countries. Now local angel investors, academics, woman leaders, finance markets, innovation ecosystems and aspiring entrepreneurs of these 14 countries will have the opportunity to connect with global leaders in the same field.

The inclusion of these countries in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for start-ups, innovators and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of the WBAF, says ‘WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fintechs and other relevant institutions.’’

 High Commissioner

  • Jordan Green, President of the Melbourne Angels & Victorian State Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Pearcey Foundation, Australia


  • Roberto Ramos, Founder and Chairman, Lotux Logtech Investment Fund , Mexico
  • Rupa Dash, Co-founder and CEO, World Woman Foundation, USA
  • Cheick Keita, President of the Bridge of Innovations (BOI), Guinea
  • Gautamkumar Chheda, Associate Vice President at BVG Group, India
  • Ahmad Matin Zahid, CEO of PPP Knowledge Hub Organization, Afghanistan
  • Prof Zahidul Haque, Senior Advisor for Asia Pacific from the World Sports Alliance, United Nations, Malaysia
  • Madhu (Madi) Sharma , President of the Women’s Eco-Nomic and Social Think Tank (WESTT) , UK
  • Ben Banerjee, President of the Swiss Impact Investment Association (SIIA), Switzerland
  • Yulia Stark, President of the European Women Association (EWA), Belgium

International Partners

  • Yolanda Mabuto, Director and CEO of Divaine Growth Solutions, South Africa
  • Carol Goman, President of Kinsey Consulting Services, USA
  • Dimitrios Matsakis, Partner of the P.L.A.N, Greece
  • Thekla Mutero, Ambassador of Female Wave of Change Global for Namibia, Namibia
  • Liberatha Kawamala, CEO of the Libe Green Innovation, Tanzania
  • Ramkumar Varma, Founder & CEO, Native Araku Coffee, India

The World Business Angels Investment Forum interacts with leaders in all areas of society — first and foremost in business and political spheres — to help assess needs and establish goals, bearing in mind that the public interest is of paramount importance. WBAF engages with a wide range of institutions — public and private, local and international, commercial and academic — to help shape the global agenda. WBAF holds that, with the participation of individuals and institutions from multiple sectors and from all parts of society, real progress can be achieved.

One way WBAF does this is through its partnership agreements and joint projects developed with international institutions. Until now, WBAF made agreements with International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (IFC), London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), International Science Parks Association(IASP), World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), World Association of Free & Economic Zones (FEMOZA), World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FMEZE), Latin America and the Caribbeans Angel Investors Federation (XCALA), African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and The Middle East Trade Association for Business Angels (MBAN).

WBAF also engages individuals and institutions through its High Commissioners, Senators and International Partners. Becoming a WBAF High Commissioner, Senator or International Partner involves embracing activities that are designed to serve the global community and WBAF members. By combining regular, small contributions from the many dynamic High Commissioners and Senators around the world, we all benefit from shared learning, better networks and increased exposure.

High Commissioner: One High Commissioner is appointed for each country.

Senator: An unlimited number of Senators can be appointed from a given country

Each High Commissioner and Senator will take a role in one of the many WBAF Committees: the Global Women Leaders Committee, the Academic Committee, the Innovation & Science Parks Committee, the Impact Investment Committee, the International Fintech Committee, the World Crowdfunding Committee, the Global Incubation Centers Committee, the Global Co-Working Spaces Committee, the Private Equity Committee, the Wealth Management Committee, the Banking Committee, the Start-ups Committee, the Scale-ups Committee, the Exits Committee, the ICO Committee, the Artificial Intelligence Committee and so on. For a complete list of committees, please contact WBAF headquarters. To have an idea about the current High Commissioners and Senators, please visit the website below.

You can visit the following link to learn more about how to represent your country at the World Business Angels Investment Forum


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