Meet our Investors
Those who've trusted us with knowledge, advice, and funding.
Abler Nordic (formerly Nordic Microfinance Initiative) was established in 2008 in Oslo, Norway as a partnership between the public sector and private investors. Norfund and IFU, the Norwegian and Danish governmental investment funds for developing countries, represent the Norwegian and Danish States. Private investors include DNB Livsforsikring, Ferd, KLP, Lauritzen Fonden, PBU, Storebrand, TD Veen and Koldingvej 2, and Billund A/S.
Abler Nordic is registered with The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM). Abler Nordic aims to ensure low-income households are included in the financial system through a range of services that enable people to strengthen their overall financial health and build resilience. Abler Nordic combines existing experience in the field of microfinance and international development cooperation, with the capital strength and financial experience of institutional investors.
Adar Poonawalla is one of our more recent investors, and besides providing financial inputs, he also brings to the table expertise and advice that is invaluable. He is also the chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced. He is also a leading philanthropist who manages groundbreaking initiatives in the areas of public health and sanitation.