Our Team

Charles Donovan Imperial College

Charles Donovan

Executive Director CCFI, and Principal Teaching Fellow

Charles joined the Business School as Principal Teaching Fellow after 15 years of finance and policy. Previously Head of Structuring and Valuation for Alternative Energy at BP and an Energy Policy Analyst in the U.S. Government. Graduate of University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, MBA, and IE Business School, D.M., and editor of Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future.

Patrick Bolton

Patrick Bolton

Research Director CCFI, and Professor of Finance & Economics

Patrick was Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. His career began at University of California at Berkeley, then Harvard University, L' Ecole Polytechnique, LSE, l'Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Princeton University. A graduate of University of Cambridge and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, London School of Economics (PhD) and Co-author of, Contract Theory, and Credit Markets for the Poor.

Dalia Daou

Dalia Daou

Centre Manager

Dalia worked in market risk consulting to institutional asset managers, PWOs and hedge funds advising on risk management, analysis, attribution and reporting for portfolio strategies and managed the development of historical scenario analyses. Dalia is also the founder and CEO of an award-wining creative arts business. Graduate of Imperial, MSc, and University of Bristol, BSc Physics.

Milica Fomicov

Milica Fomicov

Research Associate

Milica was a Director and Portfolio Manager in the Multi-Asset Strategies team at BlackRock. Previously, a Portfolio Manager on J.P. Morgan's CIO team, and multi-manager for US and Japan equity funds at Barclays, and AllianceBernstein in the US.  Graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA and Austin College, BA.

Lena Gerdes

Lena-Katharina Gerdes

Research Assistant

Lena-Katharina has previously worked at Berenberg Bank and Commerzbank, where at the latter she has helped develop the London-based Equity Research function focusing on German Small and Mid-Cap companies.  She holds a BA from the University of Reading in Economics and International Relations as well as a MSc from Imperial College London in Economics and Strategy for Business. 

Marcin Kacperczyk

Marcin Kacperczyk

Professor of Finance

Marcin's research interests are investments, information economics, climate risk, financial intermediation, and artificial intelligence, including the pricing of carbon risk, incentives to divest carbon-intensive assets, global regulation and technological changes. An associate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Editor of the Review of Finance, and others, research advisor to the ECB.

Anastasiya Ostrovnaya

Anastasiya Ostrovnaya

Research Fellow

Anastasiya worked for 10 years as a credit trader at a global investment bank on structured credit products, index ETF, bonds and CDS developing expertise in financial markets and risk management. She worked on green bond market research with Climate Bonds Initiative, and led an ESG portfolio review for a wealth management. Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, PhD.

Dr Robert Buhr

Bob Buhr

Honorary Research Fellow

Bob retired from a 30-year career focused on bond markets as a corporate bond analyst. He worked at a major rating agency, asset manager, hedge fund, Citigroup (MD), and at Societe Generale. He has published ESG and climate-related reports and written on environmental risks for years, including Moody’s first report in 1991. Graduate of Ithaca College, and Brown University (PhD).

Christopher Cormack

Chris Cormack

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Chris Cormack collaborates on research with the CCFI and is co-founder and Managing Director of Quant Foundry, as Head Quant he runs the research team for climate change modelling and artificial intelligence. Chris was a lecturer in physics at Queen Mary University and holds a PhD in particle physics from Liverpool and a master’s in mathematical finance from Oxford.

Gaurav Ganguly

Gaurav Ganguly

Grantham Institute Green Finance Research Fellow

Dr Gaurav Ganguly has been named the Green Finance Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and will be working on joint research with the CCFI. Gaurav has been Head of Group Risk Economics at HSBC for the past 5 years.

Raul Rosales

Raul Rosales

Honorary Research Fellow

Raúl has 20+ years experience in banking and multilateral development institutions, on risk management, capital requirements and public-private sector interaction. Now a Senior Advisor for Orchard Global AM previously Senior Banker for Energy at EBRD, and Global Head of Multilateral Development Banks at BBVA. Graduate of Universidad Politécnica, and Universidad Autónoma, Madrid.

Gireesh Shrimali

Honorary Research Fellow

Gireesh Shrimali is the Director of CPI’s India program, and a Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. Working to reduce barriers to increase investment for India’s renewable energy targets. Graduate of Stanford University, PhD, University of Minnesota, MS, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), B.Tech.

Janaina Stewart-Richardson

Janaina Stewart

Research Associate
Dr Christopher Corbishley

Christopher Corbishley

Research Associate