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EmergeVest, a Hong Kong-headquartered, growth-oriented private equity investment group with holdings that include EV Cargo, a leading global logistics-technology company and the largest private logistics company in the UK, has announced the appointment of a senior ESG executive, Dr. Virginia Alzina.
Dr. Alzina has joined EmergeVest as a Managing Director and Head of Sustainability, and will also serve as the Chief Sustainability Officer of EV Cargo. She has over 25 years of professional experience in ESG matters on a global basis, having served as the Group Head of Sustainability for Yoma Strategic Holdings and the CEO of the United Nations Environment Program, among other senior roles. She holds a Ph.D. from George Washington University, M.Sc. from Johns Hopkins University and M.A. / B.A. from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca.
Heath Zarin, Founder, Chair & CEO of EmergeVest and EV Cargo said: “We are delighted to welcome Virginia to EmergeVest and EV Cargo in an exciting and newly created role to build on our commitment to sustainability. Virginia brings a wealth of experience, capability and leadership to our businesses at an absolutely critical time. We are committed to being a responsible global stakeholder and Virginia’s appointment is an important milestone in our journey.”
Virginia Alzina, Managing Director of EmergeVest and Chief Sustainability Officer of EV Cargo, said: “I am looking forward to working with all stakeholders across EmergeVest and EV Cargo. This is an exciting opportunity to drive sustainable impact through the implementation of comprehensive ESG strategies. Together, we will make sustainability part of our value proposition.”
With more than $500 million in assets under management, EmergeVest’s current portfolio includes businesses that generate more than $1 billion of revenue annually, employing 10,000 colleagues across the globe. EmergeVest focuses on growth investments at the intersection of logistics, technology and financial services.