Karine Hirn

Partner & Group Chief Sustainability Officer

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Based in Hong Kong
At East Capital Group since 1997 / In the industry since 1994

Karine Hirn is a partner and co-founder of East Capital Group. Born in France and based in Hong Kong since 2013. She is Chief Sustainability Officer for the East Capital Group and Chairperson of the Luxembourg-domiciled management company and fund structures. Previously, Karine was China Chief Representative in Shanghai and CEO of East Capital in Sweden.

Karine is a French Trade Advisor and honorary member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. She is also an advisor to the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University in Boston. She is a frequent commentator on emerging markets and sustainable investing in international conferences and media. Prior to East Capital, she worked in Russia, in the banking industry and as a financial consultant in Nizhny-Novgorod and Moscow.

She holds a MSc in Management from EM Lyon, a Post Graduate Degree in Eastern European Studies from Sciences Po Paris and studied at Moscow Academy of Finance and Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. She speaks French, English, Swedish, Russian and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

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Karine is a sustainability expert and industry-renowned thought leader. She also speaks on emerging & frontier markets.

Some of Karine's recent appearances and contributions: 

CNBC Sustainable Future Forum
Realtid ESG-dagen
PRI China conference: investing for Net Zero and SDG:s
The Japan Times
The Business Times
Capital Monitor