Investment Committee

Burton Flynn, CFA

Managing Partner

Prior to joining Terra Nova, Burton was a senior equity analyst for the Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund. Before joining Wasatch Global Investors, Burton was an associate at Alta Growth Capital, a Mexican private equity fund based in Mexico City. He began his career in investment banking at Citi in New York, where he analyzed mergers and acquisitions and equity transactions throughout Latin America.


Burton holds an MBA from The Wharton School.

Ivan Nechunaev

Senior Investment Professional

Prior to joining Terra Nova, Ivan was a private equity associate at LeapFrog Investments in London, where he analyzed emerging markets investments with focus on social impact in Africa. Ivan has also worked at JANA Partners, an activist hedge fund in New York, and PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm where he was based in Munich. He began his career at J.P. Morgan in London. 


Ivan holds an MBA from The Wharton School.

Ami Kemppainen

Co-Founder and Advisor

Prior to co-founding Terra Nova, Ami worked as a strategy consultant, researcher and advisor for startups and Fortune 500 companies in the USA, Singapore, India, and Europe. He currently serves as the chairman of Terra Nova's board. 


Ami holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Additional Research Team

Michael Aguila

Research Analyst

Michael joined Terra Nova as a research assistant. Previously, Michael was a strategic business analyst at Vivant Corporation, a listed small cap power company in the Philippines. He began his career as a deal advisory associate at KPMG where he performed valuation and due diligence on the Philippine market.

Michael holds a BS in Accountancy and has passed Level II of the CFA exam.

Rabi Uddin Nasir

Research Assistant

Prior to joining Terra Nova, Rabi was a research analyst at MCB Bank, a listed company in Pakistan, where he focused on fundamental analysis of local equities for the bank's proprietary portfolio.

Rabi holds a BS in Accounting and Finance and has passed Level I of the CFA exam.

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