Srdja Ivekovic is a hands-on VC / SME PE investment / ecosystem development professional / adviser. Among the handful early VC professionals in MENA, Srdja has participated in some of the region’s landmark transactions & managed some of its pioneering funds (full investment lifecycles & processes for EFG-Hermes). He developed business and deployed innovative quasi-equity (wide spectrum of financial instruments) products for generalist SMEs in Central Asia & Caucasus through the lens of a development finance institution (EBRD). As an independent, he advised on investment funds / vehicles & related investment management / governance processes for a number of asset managers in Southeast Europe and Middle East & Africa. With over 70 principal private market transactions completed including 23 exit realizations, Srdja participated in over $90 million of VC / SME PE –type deals.