Richmond Mayo-Smith III

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Richmond Mayo-Smith is a private investor who focuses on sustainable investments and emerging markets. He is the co-founder and partner at Climate Finance Partners, a company that has created a global price for carbon emissions by listing the weighted average price of carbon allowances on the New York Stock Exchange in an ETF (KRBN).

Prior to his current role, he worked in Asia for 35 years investing in real estate, private equity, and fund management. He is the co-founder of Indochina Capital and its real estate division, Indochina Land, which is one of Vietnam’s premier real estate development firms with a portfolio of operating assets and projects valued upwards of US$2 billion. Prior to founding Indochina Capital, he served as an advisor to Citicorp Capital and Morgan Stanley, with responsibility for sourcing investments in the Indochina region. Mayo-Smith was the founding chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chih Minh City from 1994 -1995, where he worked to normalize relations between Vietnam and the United States.

He served on the board of trustees of Hampshire College and is a member of the Executive Board for NYU Stern School of Business. He has an MBA from New York University and a BA in Urban Planning and Environmental Design from Hampshire College, and he completed a finance and appraisal program at Harvard University.

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