Victoria Pettibone named Managing Director and two members join Global Board of Trustees

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Astia Board of Trustees at its quarterly meeting on March 24, 2016 voted unanimously to approve the promotion of Victoria Pettibone to Managing Director. The recommendation was made to the board in light of Victoria’s substantial contributions to and leadership of the investment activity of Astia Angels as well as to the fundraising efforts for the Astia Fund. Victoria joined Astia’s executive team in 2013 and since 2014 has been managing deal flow, investments, investor relations, and portfolio support. She is also an active member of Astia Angels.

At the same meeting, two new members, Mark Houghton-Berry and Andrea Zulberti, were nominated and approved to join Astia’s Global Board of Trustees. These members join the eleven-member body and bring with them substantial investment experience. Both are also members of Astia Angels, a global network of investors who invest in the companies who apply to Astia. Ms. Zulberti is retired from Barclays Global Investors (“BGI”, now Blackrock, Inc.), one of the world’s largest investment management and advisory companies. Mr. Houghton-Berry is former CEO UK/Europe of Tudor Investment Corporation and serves as non-executive director for a number of companies, including Astia Angels investment, OzoPure.