Andy Lower

Founder, ADAP Capital

Prior to founding ADAP, he worked as Executive Director of The Eleos Foundation and CEO of Eleos Investment Management LLC. He led the transformation of Eleos from a traditional grant-making foundation to emerging pioneers in the impact investing sector: re-allocating 100% of their assets to generate financial returns while having a social impact; catalyzing millions of dollars to invest through Eleos' special-purpose vehicles; and nurturing a growing community of co-investors to invest in social entrepreneurs focused on eradicating extreme poverty.

Previously, he served as North American Advisory Manager for the international philanthropic advisory firm Geneva Global Inc, providing social investment advice to the firm’s key U.S. and Middle East-based clients and spearheaded a number of multi-million dollar international partnership initiatives. He has traveled extensively, working with national partners throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and spent time working with entrepreneurs in a variety of different sectors in the developing world throughout his career. Andy, a British national, is a qualified barrister with a BVC from BPP, Holburn, UK as well as holding a Masters Degree in International Development from London-based Middlesex University, and an Undergraduate Degree in Law from University of Southampton.