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Board of Directors

Nicolas Rohatyn

EMPEA Board of Directors Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
The Rohatyn Group (TRG)
Nicolas Rohatyn

EMPEA Board of Directors Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Nicolas Rohatyn serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Rohatyn is based in New York and oversees overall strategy and management of the Rohatyn Group (TRG), an independent investment firm focused on emerging markets. Through a variety of fund launches as


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The Rohatyn Group (TRG)

Brian Lim

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

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. Brian is a member of Pantheon’s International Investment Committee. Prior to joining Pantheon, Brian was a Portfolio Director at CDC Group where he helped build their


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Pantheon Ventures

Drew Guff

Managing Director And Founding Partner
Siguler Guff & Company
Drew Guff

Managing Director And Founding Partner

Drew Guff is Managing Director and founding principal of Siguler Guff & Company. Siguler Guff & Company is a private equity firm managing over $12 billion in domestic and international private equity funds on behalf of corporate and government pension


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Siguler Guff & Company

JP Gan

Founding Partner
INCE Capital
JP Gan

Founding Partner

JP Gan is a Founding Partner of INCE Capital. With over 20 years of experience in venture capital, Mr. Gan has been ranked a top venture capitalist worldwide by the Forbes Midas List for five consecutive years and was No.5


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INCE Capital

Runa Alam

Chief Executive Officer and Partner
Development Partners International (DPI)
Runa Alam

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)

William E. Ford

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
General Atlantic
William E. Ford

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

William E. Ford is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. He has over 25 years of experience investing in and helping to build leading growth companies including IHS Markit, e*Trade, Priceline,


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General Atlantic

Suyi Kim

Head of Asia Pacific
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments)
Suyi Kim

Head of Asia Pacific

Suyi is responsible for leading CPP Investments’ investment activities in Asia Pacific and overseeing its portfolio of Asia Pacific investments.

Suyi joined CPP Investments in 2007 and established its first international office in Hong Kong. She oversaw the private equity business


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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments)

Fernando Borges

Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts
The Carlyle Group
Fernando Borges

Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts

Fernando Borges serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Mr. Borges is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Carlyle South America Buyout group focused on private equity investment opportunities in South America. He is based in


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The Carlyle Group

Renuka Ramnath

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

Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Renuka Ramnath founded Multiples in 2009 and looks to build Multiples as a platform to channel long-term capital to create valuable enterprises and successful entrepreneurs. Multiples is an India-focused investment advisory firm that manages US$1 billion of Private Equity Funds.


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Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

William Sonneborn

Senior Director
International Finance Corporation
William Sonneborn

Senior Director

Mr. William Sonneborn is Senior Director, International Finance Corporation, overseeing all investments in Disruptive Technologies and Funds.

Prior to joining IFC, Bill was the President of EIG and a member of the Investment and Executive Committees. Prior to joining EIG, he


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International Finance Corporation

Andrew Kuper

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
LeapFrog Investments
Andrew Kuper

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Andrew Kuper is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor and author. He founded LeapFrog Investments in 2007 and serves as CEO. Today, LeapFrog’s companies serve 111 million people across Africa, Asia and Latin America with financial tools and healthcare. Since investment,


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LeapFrog Investments

Torbjorn Caesar

Senior Partner
Actis
Torbjorn Caesar

Senior Partner

Torbjorn was elected as Senior Partner by the Actis Partners in June 2015.  As Senior Partner Torbjorn appoints and chairs the Executive Committee and takes responsibility for the firm, its funds and the overall performance.

 

Prior to becoming Senior Partner, Torbjorn


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Actis

Mauricio Salgar

Managing Director
Advent International
Mauricio Salgar

Managing Director

Mauricio Salgar joined Advent International, a global private equity firm, in 2012 as Managing Director and Head of the office in Colombia. Mauricio has led several investments in Latin America including Alianza Fiduciaria, Alianza Valores, Grupo Biotoscana, GTM (Grupo Transmerquim),


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Advent International

Cate Ambrose

Chief Executive Officer
EMPEA
Cate Ambrose

Chief Executive Officer

Cate Ambrose is CEO and Board Member of EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. Members include 300+ fund managers, institutional investors, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, development finance institutions, and industry advisors who manage more


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EMPEA
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