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CEE architects of transition: Karine Hirn

Karine Hirn is co-founder and chief sustainability officer of leading emerging and frontier markets investment firm East Capital. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2010, where she heads the firm’s Asia operations.


When East Capital co-founder Karine Hirn first arrived in Moscow in 1991 as a young French student, the city was reeling from a coup attempt two weeks earlier. Tanks were still in the streets and there were shortages of everything, including food.

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