Beyond Capital Appoints Dallas-based Entrepreneur Ben Trowbridge to Board of Directors

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Expert in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Emerging Market Outsourcing to Contribute Extensive Industry Experience to Growing Area of Impact Investment Focus

The mission of my career trajectory has been to help companies drive business development through strategic global partnerships, enhanced outsourcing services, and improved data protection. I look forward to contributing this expertise and lending my energy to the impact investment industry.

Beyond Capital, an impact investment fund that invests in companies to help improve the lives of people living below the poverty line in East Africa and India, has added a new member to its diverse and accomplished Board of Directors. With the appointment of Dallas-based serial entrepreneur Ben Trowbridge, Beyond Capital will expand its knowledge of rapidly evolving technological and digital innovation in emerging markets.

“The purpose of a company’s board is to provide perspective that extends beyond the core business,” said Eva Yazhari, CEO of Beyond Capital. “Each board member provides their own mindset and contributions based on their business backgrounds and personal passions. Ben offers our organization invaluable insight into an area of growing interest for impact investors: the issue of cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world.”

Trowbridge brings vast and varied expertise in the cybersecurity field to the Beyond Capital Board of Directors. A serial entrepreneur, Trowbridge is also a former Ernst & Young Partner, where he created a global cybersecurity managed-services business, and the founder of Alsbridge, one of the world’s leading outsourcing and offshoring advisors. He has spent his career working with the Big Four accounting firms and multinationals, as well as founding several exciting startups, including his current venture, Acelros, which is focused on risk management and cybersecurity on the board and executive levels of companies and organizations.

“The mission of my career trajectory has been to help companies drive business development through strategic global partnerships, enhanced outsourcing services, and improved data protection,” said Trowbridge. “I look forward to contributing this expertise and lending my energy to the impact investment industry through the Beyond Capital Board of Directors.”

ABOUT BEYOND CAPITAL
Beyond Capital is an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout East Africa and India. The fund invests in businesses that are focused on greater access to health care, water, sanitation, and energy, as well as food security and financial inclusion, which can increase the quality of life and standard of living for consumers living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Though the fund seeks market-rate financial returns, Beyond Capital is structured as a nonprofit, which permits the organization to emphasize fidelity to its social mission alongside its financial mandate.

Please visit http://www.beyondcapitalfund.org for more information.

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