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Robert Petty

Board of Directors Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Partner;

Clearwater Capital Partners

Robert Petty is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearwater Capital Partners and a member of the... Read More

Robert Petty

Board of Directors Chair, Co-Founder and Managing Partner;

Robert Petty is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearwater Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Investment and Management Committees. Since founding the Firm in 2001, Mr. Petty and his partner Amit Gupta have invested profitably across cycles, sectors and
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Clearwater Capital Partners

Teresa Barger

Board of Directors Vice Chair; Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,

Cartica Management, LLC

Teresa Barger has spent 21 years investing in emerging markets companies at the International Finance... Read More

Teresa Barger

Board of Directors Vice Chair; Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,

Teresa Barger has spent 21 years investing in emerging markets companies at the International Finance Corporation. She was Director of Corporate Governance for the World Bank and IFC from 2004 to 2007, and Director of Private Equity and Investment Funds
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Cartica Management, LLC

Rebecca Xu

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

Asia Alternatives Management LLC

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

Rebecca Xu

Board of Directors 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

Runa Alam

Board of Directors, CEO and Partner

Development Partners International(DPI)

Runa Alam is a Co-Founding Partner and CEO of DPI. She has 28 years of... Read More

Runa Alam

Board of Directors, CEO 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)

Tom Barry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Zephyr Management, L.P.

Thomas C. Barry serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Barry is the President and Chief... Read More

Tom Barry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas C. Barry serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Barry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P., an emerging markets investment management company which he founded in 1994. Zephyr sponsors thirteen specialized investment funds with approximately
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Zephyr Management, L.P.

Fernando Borges

Board of Directors, Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts

The Carlyle Group

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

Mr. Borges is... Read More

Fernando Borges

Board of Directors, 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

Torbjorn Caesar

Senior Partner

Actis

Torbjorn was elected as Senior Partner by the Actis Partners in June 2015.  As Senior... Read More

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

Drew Guff

Managing Director And Founding Partner

Siguler Guff & Company

Drew Guff is Managing Director and founding principal of Siguler Guff & Company. Siguler Guff... Read More

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

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

Board of Directors Secretary , Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, General Counsel

CDC Group plc

Mark Kenderdine-Davies, a British national, is General Counsel of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight... Read More

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

Board of Directors Secretary , Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, General Counsel

Mark Kenderdine-Davies, a British national, is General Counsel of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. Mark manages the company’s legal team and corporate secretariat and sits on its private funds investment committee.

CDC, established
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CDC Group plc

Maria C. Kozloski

Chief Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Maria C. Kozloski serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its DFI Council.

Ms. Kozloski is... Read More

Maria C. Kozloski

Chief Investment Officer

Maria C. Kozloski serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its DFI Council.

Ms. Kozloski is Global Head and Chief Investment Officer of Private Equity Funds for the International Finance Corporation, overseeing investments in private equity funds in emerging markets. Prior
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Dr. Andrew Kuper

Founder and CEO

LeapFrog Investments

Dr Andrew Kuper is an award-winning entrepreneur, investor and author. He founded LeapFrog Investments in... Read More

Dr. Andrew Kuper

Founder and CEO

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

Tope Lawani

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Helios Investment Partners

Tope Lawani serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Lawani, a Nigerian national, is a co-founder... Read More

Tope Lawani

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Tope Lawani serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Lawani, a Nigerian national, is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”) and has more than 20 years of principal investment experience. Helios is an Africa-focused private investment firm
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Helios Investment Partners

H. Jeffrey Leonard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Global Environment Fund

H. Jeffrey Leonard serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Energy and Infrastructure Council.

Dr.... Read More

H. Jeffrey Leonard

President and Chief Executive Officer

H. Jeffrey Leonard serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Energy and Infrastructure Council.

Dr. Leonard is the President and CEO of Global Environment Fund (GEF), one of the most experienced and most successful private equity firms dedicated exclusively to
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Global Environment Fund

Brian Lim

Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets

Pantheon Ventures

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

Brian Lim

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

Piero Minardi

Managing Director

Warburg Pincus

Piero Minardi serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Piero Minardi is... Read More

Piero Minardi

Managing Director

Piero Minardi serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Piero Minardi is based in São Paulo and joined Warburg Pincus in 2014. Previously, Mr. Minardi was a Partner in the Private Equity Group at Gavea Investimentos, a
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Warburg Pincus

Sanjay Nayar

Board of Directors, Member and Chief Executive Officer

KKR India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

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

Sanjay Nayar

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.

Ziad Oueslati

Board of Directors, Managing Director

AfricInvest

Ziad Oueslati is the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest the first PE fund management... Read More

Ziad Oueslati

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

Renuka Ramnath

Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

Renuka Ramnath founded Multiples in 2009 and looks to build Multiples as a platform to... Read More

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

Nicolas Rohatyn

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer

The Rohatyn Group (TRG)

Nicolas Rohatyn serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Rohatyn is based in New York and... Read More

Nicolas Rohatyn

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)

Maninder Saluja

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

Quilvest

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

Maninder Saluja

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

Yichen Zhang

Board of Directors, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

CITIC Capital

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

Yichen Zhang

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
As a Founding Member Firm of EMPEA , I am proud of what the organization achieved. I look forward to playing an active role on the Board of Directors as we enter our next phase.

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

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

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 Managing Director, The Carlyle Group