Omar Hassan, 36
Principal, Chief Financial Officer,
Chief Compliance Officer, Cloverlay
Omar Hassan joined Cloverlay, a mid-market shop that invests in “adjacent private markets”, in 2015 when the firm was founded by former executives from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.
Hassan has quickly risen through the ranks in various financial and operational roles in the investment fund sector. Prior to joining Cloverlay, he served at Apollo Global Management as an associate director and controller for hedge funds, private equity funds and managed accounts within their opportunistic strategies group. Hassan was also the controller for East Rock Capital, where he oversaw operations and accounting activity for hybrid, multi-strategy vehicles spanning private equity, special situations and credit opportunities.
Omar holds a BS in accounting cum laude with honours from Rutgers University.
Megan Starr, 32
Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group
Having joined The Carlyle Group in 2019 in this newly created role, Megan Starr has been tasked with designing, executing and implementing the firm’s long-term impact strategy, covering issues of growing importance to investors such as climate change and the energy transition, human capital, and diversity and inclusion. Starr also oversees the ESG team, which leads the firm’s investment diligence and portfolio company engagement work.
Starr previously worked within Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division, where she helped build the firm’s ESG and impact investing business. While at Goldman, Starr was part of the firm’s acquisition of Imprint Capital, a firm focused on impact investing, giving Goldman a foothold in the space.
Starr has an MBA from Stanford University and an AB in environmental science and public policy from Harvard.
Martina Sanow, 37
Partner, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Hg
Martina Sanow is one of the longest tenured members of the Hg team, joining the firm more than a decade ago from Citigroup, where she worked on capital market and private equity-related transactions as part of the Nordic mergers and acquisitions team.
She has direct responsibility for managing over 50 people across the firm, including in the finance, IT, human resources and firm management functions. In addition to her valuable contribution to Hg’s overall business, Sanow has been making a material impact on Hg’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, chairing the firm’s D&I Steering Group, and has also set up a charitable foundation.
She holds an MSc in accounting and financial management from the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of British Columbia.