CEO, Franceska Banga has been Chief Executive of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund since 2001 and is responsible for all aspects of the oversight of NZVIFs operations. Over the last nine years, she has led the establishment of a full fund of funds venture capital investment business at NZVIF. She has direct and deep knowledge of how to execute and manage a portfolio of private equity funds, from manager selection, through to contract negotiation, and ongoing monitoring and management of these funds. NZVIF has now invested in over 80 companies indirectly through venture capital funds and directly through co-investments alongside angel investment groups. She chairs NZVIFs investment committees for the Venture Investment Fund and Seed Co-investment Fund.