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Brian Lim

EMPEA Board of Directors, Asia Council Chair, Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets

LocationPantheon Ventures

Brian is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s Asia and Emerging Markets Investment teams. Prior

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Brian Lim

EMPEA Board of Directors, Asia Council Chair, Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets

Brian is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s Asia and Emerging Markets Investment teams. Prior to joining Pantheon, Brian worked as a Portfolio Director at CDC Group and before that worked at Watson Wyatt advising institutional investors on private equity


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Pantheon Ventures

Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

LocationAIF Capital

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in

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Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003. He has resided in Hong Kong since 1985 and has over 25 years of private equity and investment experience in Asia. He was a


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AIF Capital

Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

LocationTata Capital Growth Fund

Akhil Awasthi is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4

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Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

Akhil Awasthi is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4 private equity funds, invested in 24 transactions with 8 exits across a span of 2 decades. He joined Tata Capital in 2009 after working with


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Tata Capital Growth Fund

Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

LocationAsia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Harjit Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014

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Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

Harjit Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014 from PineBridge Asia Partners, where he was responsible for managing Asia Opportunities Fund II (AOF II) as Managing Partner & CEO from July 2012 –


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Asia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Vincent Chan

Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia

LocationSamena Capital

Vincent Chan is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia for Samena Capital Hong

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Vincent Chan

Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia

Vincent Chan is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia for Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited. Samena Capital is a principal investment group, which invests across multiple asset classes including private equity and corporate credit within the Subcontinent,


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Samena Capital

Steve Cowan

Managing Director

Location57 Stars

Mr. Cowan co-founded 57 Stars in 2005, and is a member of the firm’s Investment

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Steve Cowan

Managing Director

Mr. Cowan co-founded 57 Stars in 2005, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to 57 Stars, Mr. Cowan served at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as a Director in the Investment Funds Department, where he was responsible


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57 Stars

Mukul Gulati

Co-Founder & Managing Director

LocationZephyr Management, L.P.

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Zephyr Peacock Management India.

Mukul has

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Mukul Gulati

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Zephyr Peacock Management India.

Mukul has 18 years of experience in the investment business including private equity, investment research and general management. Mukul is responsible for overall leadership of the


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Zephyr Management, L.P.

Blair Hall

Strategic Advisor Asia

LocationL Catterton

Blair Hall

Strategic Advisor Asia

L Catterton

Stewart Langdon

Partner

LocationLeapFrog Investments

Stewart leads investments in LeapFrog’s priority markets in South Asia. He co-led LeapFrog’s landmark investments

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Stewart Langdon

Partner

Stewart leads investments in LeapFrog’s priority markets in South Asia. He co-led LeapFrog’s landmark investments in Shriram, Mahindra, BIMA and SMK.

Stewart has 15 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and private equity. His experience includes mergers, acquisitions, disposals,


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LeapFrog Investments

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

LocationHarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Sanjay Nayar

EMPEA Board of Directors, Member and Chief Executive Officer

LocationKKR India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Sanjay Nayar (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is CEO of KKR India. Prior to

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Sanjay Nayar

EMPEA Board of Directors, Member and Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Nayar (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is CEO of KKR India. Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations and as a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Executive Operating


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KKR India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

LocationDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of

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Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of the firm’s private equity practice in Asia. He has extensive experience in forming all types of private equity funds, from large pan-Asian buy-out funds to


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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Robert Petty

EMPEA Board of Directors Chair, Co-Founder / Co-CEO and Co-CIO

LocationClearwater Funds/Fiera Capital (Asia)

Rob Petty is Co-Founder of the Clearwater Funds and Co-CEO and Co-CIO of Fiera Capital

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Robert Petty

EMPEA Board of Directors Chair, Co-Founder / Co-CEO and Co-CIO

Rob Petty is Co-Founder of the Clearwater Funds and Co-CEO and Co-CIO of Fiera Capital (Asia). Since founding the Clearwater Funds in 2001, Rob and his partner Amit Gupta have invested profitably across cycles, sectors and geographies, building an Asia-focused


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Clearwater Funds/Fiera Capital (Asia)

David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

LocationHQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent

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David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent alternative investment manager that currently has more than US$12 billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate. Based in HQ Capital’s Hong


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HQ Capital

Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

LocationBaring Private Equity Asia

Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of

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Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of Baring Private Equity Asia, Chairman of the Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Salata oversees all investment and divestment decisions made at the Firm, as


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Baring Private Equity Asia

Maninder Saluja

EMPEA Board of Directors, Co-Head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

LocationQuilvest

Maninder Saluja joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in and responsible for

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Maninder Saluja

EMPEA Board of Directors, Co-Head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Maninder Saluja joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in and responsible for the oversight of Quilvest’s Hong Kong office, from where he co-manages QS GEO PEP, Quilvest’s Global Emerging Opportunities Private Equity Program. In addition, he sources


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Quilvest

Ranjit Shah

Co- Founder and Managing Partner

LocationGaja Capital

Ranjit Shah is Co- Founder and Managing Partner of Gaja Capital and is based in Mumbai.

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Ranjit Shah

Co- Founder and Managing Partner

Ranjit Shah is Co- Founder and Managing Partner of Gaja Capital and is based in Mumbai. He has over 12 years of experience in Private Equity and over 24 years of prior experience in  consulting, investment banking and in CFO /CEO roles.


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Gaja Capital

Mark Shipman

Partner

LocationClifford Chance

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types

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Mark Shipman

Partner

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types of investment funds, including private equity and real estate funds, hedge funds and other alternatives. Mark also specialises in asset management, securities, banking and insurance


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Clifford Chance

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

LocationAdams Street Partners

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

Adams Street Partners

Yee Hean Teo

Senior Investment Specialist

LocationAsian Development Bank

Yee Hean Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015.

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Yee Hean Teo

Senior Investment Specialist

Yee Hean Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015. As part of the Private Sector Operations Department, he is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity (PE) fund investments for ADB. Additionally, Mr. Teo


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Asian Development Bank

Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

LocationHPEF Capital Partners Limited

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a

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Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committees since 1993 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2012.  HPEF Capital is one of Asian’s longest established regional private


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HPEF Capital Partners Limited

Rebecca Xu

EMPEA Board of Directors, Asia Council Vice Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Director

LocationAsia Alternatives Management LLC

Rebecca Xu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Ms. Xu leads Asia

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Rebecca Xu

EMPEA Board of Directors, Asia Council Vice Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Rebecca Xu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Ms. Xu leads Asia Alternatives' Beijing office and is also a part of the Hong Kong office. She is on the Firm's Investment Committee and co-leads Asia Alternatives' investments


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Asia Alternatives Management LLC

Yichen Zhang

EMPEA Board of Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

LocationCITIC Capital

Yichen Zhang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital. He joined CITIC

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Yichen Zhang

EMPEA Board of Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yichen Zhang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital. He joined CITIC Group in 2000 as an Executive Director of CITIC Pacific and President of CITIC Pacific Communications, before founding CITIC Capital in 2002. Prior to joining


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CITIC Capital
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