Hans Humes is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Greylock Capital Management, LLC which he founded as a joint venture with Van Eck Global in May 1995.
Mr. Humes has over three decades of experience working in emerging markets. Humes was a Managing Partner of Van Eck Absolute Return Advisors, Inc. when he launched the fund which became the Greylock Global Opportunity Master Fund in 1997. From 1991 to 1994, he was a key member of the Lehman Brothers emerging markets debt trading team, co-developing the desk and managing over $500 million in investments. Prior to that he traded a proprietary debt portfolio at Banco Santander and engineered several debt/debt and debt/equity swaps in Latin America. Humes began his career at Manufacturers Hanover, where he worked on the sovereign debt restructurings for the Philippines and Yugoslavia.
Mr. Humes has served on numerous sovereign debt restructuring committees, among them the Steering Committee of the Private Creditor-Investor Committee for Greece and the Global Committee of Argentine Bondholders (GCAB), where he was co-chair. Mr. Humes has been active in policy and regulatory initiatives affecting creditors globally. He is currently co-chair of the IIF Committee of Sovereign Risk Management, a trustee of the IIF’s Principles Consultative Group (PCG) for the Principles for Stable Capital Flows and Fair Debt Restructuring in Emerging Markets, a member of the IIF Working Group on Reconciliation of Past Due Sovereign Debt and a member of the IIF Market Monitoring Group.
Mr. Humes is on the board of directors of the MacDella Cooper Foundation, which provides care and schooling for Liberian orphans, the Georgie Badiel Foundation, which focuses on providing access to clean water and sanitation to the people of Burkina Faso and neighboring Sub-Saharan African countries, and the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, which provides gymnastics training for young people in Harlem. Mr. Humes is also on the board of trustees of the New York Theatre Workshop.
Mr. Humes received his BA from Williams College in 1987. He has lived and studied in Nigeria, Morocco, Canada, Netherlands, Chile, Mexico, and Belgium and is fluent in Spanish.