Marko Dimitrijevic is the founder and chairman of Volta Global, a private investment group with investment activities in venture capital, private equity, real estate, and public markets. An entrepreneur, investor, photographer, and public speaker, Marko is the author of Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets, which Michael Spence, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, hailed as “brilliant” and “a tour de force.”
As a highly sought-after expert in the field of emerging markets and frontier investments, Marko Dimitrijevic has been interviewed by numerous influential publications and organizations including Institutional Investor, among other outlets. Marko’s writing has also appeared on AlleyWatch, Thrive Global, Patch and Hedge Fund Law Report.
After accumulating 35 years of entrepreneurial and investing experience, Marko founded Volta Global with the goal of building a transformational investment group around a philosophy guided by its permanent capital base, allowing Volta Global to remain flexible, open-minded, and long-term oriented.
Marko spent the early part of his investment career managing large securities portfolios as Senior Vice President for Fortune 500 company Triangle Industries and its successor, Trian Group. Ready to start out on his own, Marko left the firm in 1990 and launched Everest Capital as its Founder and Chief Investment Officer. He grew Everest from $8 million in assets to over $3 billion in AUM and 50+ employees in Miami and Singapore, and from 1995 to 2015 managed one of the world’s best performing emerging markets funds.
Born in Switzerland and of Yugoslavian origin, Marko attended the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, acquired Swiss citizenship in his early 20s, then went on to earn an MBA from Stanford University.
A pioneer in conducting on-the-ground due diligence, Marko Dimitrijevic was a trailblazing investor in high-growth companies and markets around the globe. Over the years, Marko Dimitrijevic has invested in over 150 countries, including 120 emerging or frontier markets, and was one of the earliest Western investors in China, Russia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia. Marko is fluent in English French, Spanish, Serbian/Croatian, and Portuguese, with proficiency in Italian and German.
Marko has won numerous awards including:
A devoted philanthropist, Marko Dimitrijevic established the Stanford Graduate School of Business Emerging Markets Innovation Fund, founded the Miami Science Museum Underwater Festival, and has endowed numerous scholarships. He served on the Stanford Business School Advisory Board, the Stanford Business School Trust, the Executive Committee of the Frost Science Museum, the Pasteur Foundation, and the Investment Committee of the Adrian Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
In his creative time, Marko Dimitrijevic seeks to capture the vibrant wonders of the world as an award-winning photographer. Armed with a camera since his teenage years, Marko honed his photography skills in the field during his extensive travels throughout his career in finance. Marko’s photography has been published in numerous magazines including Alert Diver, American Photo, Islands, Seacam, and Showboats International.
Marko currently resides with his family in Miami, Florida.