Our Team

Evan has over 20 years of experience in private equity and investment banking, including 12 years of private equity in the Philippines. He managed over USD 1 billion in Philippine transactions over the past decade.

Prior to founding SofCap Partners, he served several executive functions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KGL Investments Asia, Chief Investment Officer of Clark Global City, and Director of Negros Navigation Co. He also co-founded and held several management positions for Global Gateway Development Corporation.

He earned his MBA degree from the Executive MBA Program of Kellogg School of Management / Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Management from Case Western Reserve University (summa cum laude).

Karen has over 14 years of experience in legal services and government. She currently serves as a Policy & Regulatory Consultant for the World Bank.

Prior to joining SofCap, she served as Undersecretary for the Presidential Management Staff, Undersecretary for the Department of Public Works and Highways, Legal Counsel for the Senate Ethics Committee of the 17th Congress of the Philippines, and Program Host and News Anchor for CNN Philippines.

She holds a degree in Master of Development Practice certified in Engineering & Business for Sustainability from UC Berkeley (where she was a Fulbright Scholar), a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Asia & the Pacific. She is licensed to practice law in the Philippines and in New York.

Allan has over 11 years of experience in development banking, private equity, and corporate finance. Prior to SofCap, he served as the Chief Finance Officer of GCash, a leading mobile money provider, as well as various roles in the Development Bank of the Philippines and KGL Investment Company Asia.

Allan has a Management Engineering degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and is a CFA charterholder.

Jaime has over 10 years of experience in development banking, private equity, and management consulting. Prior to SofCap, Jaime held various roles at the Development Bank of the Philippines, KGL Investment Company Asia, and Partners in Performance.

He has an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA charterholder.

Kit has over 4 years of experience in banking and business finance. He previously worked as a Senior Analyst at Deutsche Bank, specializing in equity derivatives and prime finance, and he co-founded a startup that sold footwear for women.

He holds an Entrepreneurship degree from De La Salle University.

Raphy has over 3 years of experience in equity markets and finance. She previously worked as an Equity Research Analyst for BPI Securities Corp. covering publicly listed companies in the banking, power, oil, utilities, and retail sectors.

She holds a Management Engineering degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and is a CFA charterholder.

Pam has over 4 years of experience in private equity and equity markets. Prior to joining SofCap, she was an Analyst at Seawood, a Philippine-based private equity fund focused on the utilities, infrastructure, and consumer sectors. Previously, she held an Institutional Equity Sales role at BPI Securities.

She holds an Economics-Honors degree (cum laude) from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Nicole is a recent graduate who previously interned for BPI, Philip Morris International, and BeautyMNL, assuming roles in Finance and Economic Research.

She holds an Economics degree from the University of the Philippines.