Albert is passionate about utilizing the power of capital to address important social issues. He is founder of Moonspire Social Ventures whose purpose is to catalyze capital towards businesses that have a transformative impact on the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular in the areas of climate change, environment, and the lives of the poor. Leveraging 20+ years of experience as a business operator/entrepreneur, Albert is now focused on PE/VC impact investing having assessed hundreds and made investments in 13 impact investments spanning PE Fund of Funds (Emerging Markets), alternative lending in PayAsYouGo sector (East Africa), and direct investments in early stage startups (environmental SMEs). Albert is also co-founder of Dao Foods International which is working to develop the plant-based meat sector in China, in hopes to create a market alternative to the growing livestock industry which has significant environmental and health consequences.
Over his career, Albert has been COO of a venture backed social enterprise, has consulted to United Nations on social business models, has worked in Africa on HIV health system efficiency, and has worked in business development for a major multinational, as a healthcare management consultant, and as a biomedical engineer. Albert has a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, a MHSc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a BASc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.