Patrice Backer is the Chief Investment Officer of AFIG Funds and has been with the Fund since its inception. He leads all aspects of the investment process and is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. Prior to AFIG Funds, Patrice was the Managing Director of PromoCapital, a transnational investment firm with offices in Haiti and the U.S., where he led investment banking in several areas. He formerly served as Vice President of JP Morgan’s Emerging Markets Sales and Trading and Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions groups. Patrice graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences. He holds an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of Business, and an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. He is an American and Haitian citizen.