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Board of Directors

EMPEA is governed by a Board of Directors (Board) which oversees the management and affairs of the Association. The Board presently comprises up to 21 members, some of whom also serve on committees of the Board, including Executive, Finance and Audit, Nominations and Governance Committees.

Nicolas Rohatyn

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

Location The Rohatyn Group (TRG)

Nicolas Rohatyn serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Rohatyn is based in New York and

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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)

Runa Alam

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, CEO and Partner

LocationDevelopment Partners International(DPI)

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

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Alam

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, 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)

Fernando Borges

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts

Location The Carlyle Group

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

Mr. Borges is

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Borges

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, 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

Brian Lim

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, 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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Lim

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, 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

Cate Ambrose

EMPEA Board of Directors, CEO

LocationEMPEA

Cate Ambrose is CEO and Board Member of EMPEA, the global industry association for private

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Ambrose

EMPEA Board of Directors, CEO

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

Torbjorn Caesar

EMPEA Board of Directors, Senior Partner

LocationActis

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

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Caesar

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Director And Founding Partner

LocationSiguler Guff & Company

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

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Guff

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

EMPEA Board of Directors Secretary, Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, Chief Legal Officer

LocationCDC Group plc

Mark Kenderdine-Davies is the Chief Legal Officer of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of

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Kenderdine-Davies

EMPEA Board of Directors Secretary, Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, Chief Legal Officer

Mark Kenderdine-Davies is the Chief Legal Officer of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of the company’s legal, regulatory and tax affairs. In addition to leading the company’s legal and tax team, Mark is an experienced private funds investor having


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CDC Group plc

Maria C. Kozloski

EMPEA Board of Directors, Chief Investment Officer

LocationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)

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

Ms. Kozloski is

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Kozloski

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

EMPEA Board of Directors, Founder and CEO

LocationLeapFrog Investments

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

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Kuper

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

EMPEA Board of Directors, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

LocationHelios Investment Partners

Tope Lawani serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

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

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Lawani

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

Piero Minardi

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Director

LocationWarburg Pincus

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

Piero Minardi is

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Minardi

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

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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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.

Ziad Oueslati

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Director

LocationAfricInvest

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

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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

Robert Petty

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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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Petty

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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)

Renuka Ramnath

EMPEA Board of Directors, Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

LocationMultiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

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

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Ramnath

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

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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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

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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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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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