Rilwan is the Head of ASA’s Impact program, which focuses on investing in funds and private companies. The Impact program was built to deepen ASA’s impact within the education and career readiness ecosystem by fostering innovation that provides millions of students with learning experiences aimed at changing the way young people learn.
Previously, Rilwan was the Head of Impact investing at MassMutual, having created multiple new programs within the firm that focused on impact allocations to both funds and direct investments as well as diverse managers and entrepreneurs. Prior to his time at MassMutual, he was a Managing Director for Flat World Partners, where he analyzed and invested in global impact opportunities. Prior to Flat World Partners, Rilwan was the Chief Investment Officer of Leopard Capital. Rilwan started the first private equity fund for Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Previously, Rilwan was a Director for Swicorp – an Emerging markets focused private equity firm – having opened the Dubai office for the fund in 2006. At Swicorp, he sourced, structured, and added value to investments in consumer driven sectors in Asia, Middle East and Turkey. Rilwan has spent 18 years in venture capital and private equity. During this span he has transacted deals across Latin America, Turkey, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States.
Rilwan started his career as an investment banking analyst at UBS in New York. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has been profiled in a case study on private equity and is a frequent lecturer in MBA programs on investing with a focus on Impact.