Bobby Kia

Bauback Bobby Kia is Co-Founder of the Global Solution Deployment Endowment and Global Deployment Partners, and serves as advisor to climate-technology companies and platforms, including Capital for Climate, a net-zero software-intelligence platform.

As a member of the Semnani Family, Bobby leads the Climate and Impact Strategy for S.K. Hart Management, the Semnani Family Office based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and serves on the Board of the Semnani Family Foundation. He is also Co-Founder of The People’s Prize, an expert-vetted/crowd-voted impact accelerator — piloted with MIT Solve — where beneficiary communities vote to fund transformational local solutions.

Most recently, Bobby served as Private Capital Advisor for the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), convening Co-Investment Roundtables in collaboration with Rockefeller Capital Management and NEXUS.

As Syndication Officer at IFC based in Washington, D.C., and Singapore (2012-2017), Bobby helped pioneer IFC’s first institutional debt platform — a global emerging markets private debt tracker fund ($3 billion with People’s Bank of China); and helped pioneer IFC’s first synthetic CLO of future infrastructure debt ($500 million with Allianz Global Investors and $500 million with Eastspring Investments). He also led syndication of a $750 million real estate development in Yangon, Myanmar.

Bobby holds an MBA from George Washington University.