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Slav Gatchev

Managing Director, Sustainable Debt

Arlington, Virginia

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Areas of Expertise

Sovereign debt, blended finance, structured finance, emerging markets, conservation finance

Media Contact

Andrew Tingley
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Slav Gatchev leads The Nature Conservancy’s Sustainable Debt team, which deploys Nature Bond transactions to mobilize capital for marine, terrestrial, and climate projects in emerging markets. The team closed three large-scale sovereign financings (Belize, Barbados, and Gabon) which unlocked an estimated $400 million for marine conservation.

Before joining TNC, Slav was a Managing Director at Dephos, a Washington, DC, boutique investment bank, where he raised $3 billion for emerging market project financings.

Slav holds an MBA with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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