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About our founder

Caroline Abramo

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Caroline founded Pana LCE in 2019 to meet the demand for sustainable climate investments that offer competitive returns. Her work in commodities and infrastructure investing spans 27 years at several premier institutions including Lazard Asset Management, Enron, Carlyle Group, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Kimura Capital, and Pana Advisory. She has significant Private Equity growth experience through arranged financing and IPO’s for the earliest “green companies”. Caroline has also advised on and taken GP ownership stakes in several green companies and platforms through Pana Advisory. Caroline was most recently Co PM for the Lazard Real Assets Fund (BBG ticker RALIX) and made growth investments into Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Commodity companies. Caroline was also co PM of the Lazard Commodity fund (BBG ticker COMDO) with Pana LCE team member Eduardo Gonzalez. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Management from Bucknell University.

About Our Team

We’ve built a team at Pana LCE on shared values, built over our many collaborations over our 30+ year careers. The foundation of trust and integrity we have built as fiduciaries throughout our careers is essential to our Pana LCE vision. As important is that we’ve built a team of commodity experts with proven success in growth equity investments in the key climate sectors of agriculture, energy, and industrials. The relationships we’ve built over our careers form the backbone of Pana LCE’s proprietary network, ensuring early access to the best opportunities for investors. Our proven success through profitable exits and our ability to value companies for a “green premium” establish us leaders in the ESG/climate space.

  • Portfolio Management
    & Research
  • Senior Advisors
  • Business Operations

Mario De La Ossa

Private Growth Equity- Energy

Mario specializes in geospatial analytics, energy market and supply chain analytics, supply/trading/refining optimization, and conventional and biofuels feedstocks optimization. He has significant growth equity experience in addition to prior work in commodity derivatives trading, modeling, risk management expertise and predictive analytics systems. He previously held roles at Enron, Koch Industries, Tesoro, Chevron, Silverpeak Private Equity, Bloomberg and Descartes Labs. Mario managed several growth equity investments within the energy refining space while at Silverpeak. Prior to entering the energy industry, Mario served as a U.S. Naval Officer. Mario holds a BS degree from the US Naval Academy and an MA from Norwich University.

Eduardo Gonzalez

CFA, CAIA – Growth Equity and Project Valuations/Portfolio Management – Agriculture/Chemicals

Eduardo began working in the investment field in 1997. Before joining Pana, Eduardo was a portfolio manager on the Commodities team at Lazard Asset Management and managed a Sustainable Agriculture portfolio. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager at Deutsche Asset Management for their commodities strategy. Caroline and Eduardo shared responsible for the Lazard Commodities futures and public equity strategy as co-PMs and made many growth equity investments. This portfolio (BBG ticker COMDO) has a three year + track record. Prior to Pana, he was a Senior Analyst at Invesco and worked at FactSet Research Systems. Eduardo has a BS in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.