Marko Dimitrijevic

Marko Dimitrijevic

Marko Dimitrijevic


Marko Dimitrijevic

Marko Dimitrijevic is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, investment industry leader, author, and photographer. He lives in Miami, Florida, where he founded the Miami Science Museum Underwater Festival and has endowed numerous academic scholarships.

A graduate of Standford University, Marko Dimitrijevic is a premier benefactor of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Emerging Markets Innovation Fund. He has also served on the school’s Advisory Board and Trust.

Marko is passionate about education and the arts. His generosity and commitment to civic causes propel him to take on leadership roles in a variety of causes. He has been on the Executive Committee of the Frost Science Museum, the Pasteur Foundation, and the Investment Committee of the Adrian Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.


Alongside his philanthropic interests, Marko Dimitrijevic is the founder and chairman of Volta Global. Marko has fashioned a career focused on venture capital, private equity, real estate, and public markets. His design of Volta Global created a unique investment group steered by the philosophical directions of its committed capital base. Marko’s expertise not only increased the net worth but also made it possible for Volta Global to be an agile, robust, and enduring firm with a focus on the future.

For over 35 years, Marko has been looking to make a difference in the world of investments and money management. He has concentrated his career on emerging and frontier markets, with an eye on facilitating real and lasting change in budding economies.

Marko’s linguistic aptitude enhances his investment acumen and his philanthropic reach; Marko seeks out giving and investing opportunities that coalesce his passion for diversity. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Serbian/Croatian, and Portuguese. He is also proficient in Italian and German.

Early Career

When he first began working in the industry, Marko managed large securities portfolios as Senior Vice President for Triangle Industries, a Fortune 500 company, and its successor, Trian Group. Marko left Trian in 1990 and launched his own investment firm, serving as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer. Under his guidance, the firm grew from a business with $8 million in assets to over $3 billion in AUM (assets under management), an employee roster of 50 people, and offices in Miami and Singapore. For 20 years (1995–2015), Marko’s firm managed one of the world’s best-performing emerging market funds, and its net worth increased accordingly.

Pulling on his commitment to integrity and data-driven decision-making, Marko pioneered the notion of on-the-ground due diligence. As a pioneering investor, Marko set the standards for financial backing of high-growth companies and markets across the world. He has invested in over 150 countries, including 120 emerging or frontier markets. His investments put him among the earliest Western investors in China, Russia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia.


Marko Dimitrijevic was born in Switzerland. He earned an undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) at the University of Lausanne. He got an MBA from Stanford University.

Marko Dimitrijevic is an award-winning photographer. His sincere devotion to giving in any way possible inspires him to use his camera as a tool for capturing the natural beauty of the world around him; everywhere he travels, he sees opportunities to learn, give, enhance, and impact in some way. He has taken photos in over 100 countries. Whether sailing on a boat, jumping from a plane, diving in the sea, or crawling in the sand, Marko will angle his lens just right to get the perfect photo.


In 2020, Marko Dimitrijevic had an accident when he slipped and fell but is now recovering.