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Runa Alam

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Partner
Development Partners International(DPI)
Runa Alam

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Partner

Runa Alam is a Co-Founding Partner and CEO of DPI. She has 28 years of investment banking, emerging market management and private equity experience. For the three years before starting DPI, Ms. Alam was Chief Executive of two African private


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Development Partners International(DPI)

Albert Alsina

Managing Partner & CEO
Mediterrania Capital Partners
Albert Alsina

Managing Partner & CEO

Albert Alsina has more than 25 years of international experience in multi-national settings where he held several executive positions in General Management at global and European levels in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, Zimbabwe and Spain. In 2007, Albert joined


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Mediterrania Capital Partners

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman
Metier / Lereko Metier
Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and served articles at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. Mr. Dalais was then employed in trade financing activities with Merchant Shippers, a subsidiary


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Metier / Lereko Metier

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO
Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)
Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  With six funds and over $1.6 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP


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Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Matthew Hunt

Director
South Suez Capital
Matthew Hunt

Director

Matthew Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for an established South African fund-of-private equity funds and sits on the Investment Committee of the first independent Africa focused fund of private equity funds. He


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South Suez Capital

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner
Actis
Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Adiba Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and multinationals, many of which had subsidiaries in the emerging markets. This experience triggered her interest in the provision of finance in to markets where


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Actis

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer
Catalyst Principal Partners
Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Kavuma is  the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Principal Partners, and serves as a member of the Catalyst Investment Committee. Paul has 18 years of management consulting, entrepreneurial, investment banking and private equity experience. He was previously a Director


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Catalyst Principal Partners

Alison Klein

Manager Private Equity
FMO
Alison Klein

Manager Private Equity

After nearly seven years of commercial fund investments, I wanted to apply my skills in an environment where my work would have an explicit focus on positive social and environmental impact as well as generating financial returns. I started by


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FMO

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer
Helios Investment Partners
Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), an Africa-focused Private Equity firm which operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities, aggregating more than $1.7 billion in capital commitments. He


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Helios Investment Partners

Afolabi Oladele

Partner
African Capital Alliance (ACA)
Afolabi Oladele

Partner

Afolabi Oladele joined African Capital Alliance in 1999, following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, He was responsible for ACA’s investment and other related activities in the oil & gas sector until mid 2013. Afolabi has worked


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African Capital Alliance (ACA)

Felix Olale

Partner
LeapFrog Investments
Felix Olale

Partner

Dr. Felix Olale is a Partner at LeapFrog and the firm’s Global Co-Leader for Health Investments. He is also an entrepreneur and physician-scientist, renowned for his work building businesses and investing in healthcare in emerging markets.

Prior to Leapfrog, Dr Olale


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LeapFrog Investments

Ziad Oueslati

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Director
AfricInvest
Ziad Oueslati

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Director

Ziad Oueslati is the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest the first PE fund management company in the Maghreb and one of the leading players in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Mr. Oueslati participated to the structuring and raising of several investment funds


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AfricInvest

André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner
Ethos Private Equity
André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception


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Ethos Private Equity
EMPEA represents the leading global investors in EM. I look forward to working alongside to drive much-needed capital for financing entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.

Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

EMPEA plays an important and energetic role across the markets it represents, driving outreach and research initiatives, and promoting the role of private capital.

Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

I’m honored to join fellow industry pioneers in the leadership of an unparalleled network, filled with first movers, shaping the future of industries and communities.

Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

EMPEA's market and industry intelligence opens doors to new sources of capital.  I look forward to the future success of EMPEA and its members.

Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis

While there are certainly challenges for the industry, the opportunities abound in our target markets and globally, making a global association like EMPEA more relevant than ever.

Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company