Lombard Odier further strengthens its commitment to sustainability with two strategic hires. Christopher Kaminker and Ebba Lepage have joined the firm.
Kaminker joins as Head of Sustainable Investment Research & Strategy, a newly created role within Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM). He will lead on strengthening LOIM’s sustainability offering and research capabilities. He joins from Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), a leading Nordic financial banking group, where he was Head of Sustainable Finance Research and a Senior Advisor. He is the author of over 30 publications on sustainable finance, and has held responsibilities for cross-asset research and strategy, as well as advising on and structuring sustainability financing solutions for investors, corporates and sovereigns.
Prior to SEB, Kaminker was the lead economist and policy advisor for sustainable finance at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and represented the OECD as a delegate to the G20 and Financial Stability Board. Previously, he worked at Société Générale and Goldman Sachs.
Ebba Lepage will join as Head of Corporate Sustainability on 19 August 2019. Her experience in corporate business development and ESG strategy, assessment and implementation will be key assets to help drive Lombard Odier’s sustainability agenda forward.
Lepage has worked in a multinational environment, in New York, Montreal, Monaco, London, and Stockholm. She has spent her career in corporate finance, investment banking, asset management and for nearly five years in sustainable innovation. She joins from Stora Enso, a sustainability leader of renewable solutions in biomaterials for consumer products, where she was Group Vice President M&A and Corporate Finance. Here, she oversaw the Biomaterials Innovation group division’s sustainable investment activities.
Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group, said: “I am pleased to welcome such experienced talents to Lombard Odier as we continue to strengthen our sustainability expertise and offering. Seeking to identify and provide the best solutions for our clients is at the heart of what we do, while always ensuring we have a positive impact on society, creating a better future for the next generation.”
Hubert Keller, Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group and CEO of Lombard Odier Investment Managers, said: “Investors and the corporate world are coming under mounting pressure to transition to a sustainable economy. Christopher’s extensive experience across the academic, financial and policy sectors will advance our integrated sustainability solutions and bolster our research capability within LOIM as we seek to give our clients access to companies which adopt sustainable business models and practices.”
Annika Falkengren, Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group, said: “Lombard Odier has a long heritage in sustainable investment and corporate sustainability. These appointments further demonstrate our commitment to continually innovate in these fields. Ebba’s experience in sustainable innovation will be crucial in helping us become an even more sustainable business as we continue to grow over the coming years.”