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Dirk Muench is a Co-Founder and Partner at Persistent as well as interim CEO at Catalyst. Dirk has worked for more than 15 years in global capital markets and has more than 8 years of impact investing and entrepreneurial experience in Africa. Prior to Persistent, Dirk worked with Chris on the restructuring of E+Co and led the analysis, exits and liquidation of more than 45 investments in Africa alone as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to E+Co and Persistent, Dirk worked for 7 years for JP Morgan in London and New York as a research analyst and emerging markets trader. Dirk holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).