Marko Dimitrijevic is chairman and founder of Volta Global. The private investment group maintains investment activities in venture capital, private equity, real estate, and public markets. Marko is an entrepreneur, investor, photographer, and public speaker. He wrote Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets. Michael Spence, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, hailed the book 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.
With 35 years of entrepreneurial and investing experience, Marko founded Volta Global. The transformational investment group is guided by its permanent capital base, and remains open-minded, future focused, and flexible.
During the early part of his career, Marko managed large securities portfolios as Senior Vice President for Triangle Industries, a Fortune 500 company, and its successor, Trian Group. Marko then founded his own investment firm in 1990, building the company from an initial $8 million in assets to over $3 billion in AUM and more than 50 employees. Based in Miami and Singapore, from 1995 to 2015 the firm managed one of the world’s best performing emerging markets funds.
Marko was born in Switzerland to Yugoslavian parents. He attended the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, acquired Swiss citizenship in his early 20s, and then earned an MBA from Stanford University. Marko is fluent in English French, Spanish, Serbian/Croatian, and Portuguese, with proficiency in Italian and German.
His commitment to due-diligence and field research make Marko Dimitrijevic a trailblazing investor in high-growth companies and markets around the globe. He 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 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.