Rafael started his career in the financial industry 18 years ago and worked with various teams in asset management and private banking internationally.  Since 2010 he enjoys working in the area of sustainable finance, finding new solutions to link social and environmental impact with investment decisions. Before joining WaVeritas he worked with different sustainable finance research teams in RobecoSam, Notenstein Asset Management,  Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investments in Asia and Invera Research and Advisory AG.

Rafael graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (thesis: robustness of environmental indicators in investment decisions). Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with major in Finance( thesis: sustainable investments in water markets). He obtained the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG investing.