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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

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

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

EMPEA Board of Directors, Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, Chief Legal Officer
CDC Group plc
Mark Kenderdine-Davies

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

Drew Guff

EMPEA Board of Directors Managing Director And Founding Partner
Siguler Guff & Company
Drew 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

Runa Alam

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

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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)

Fernando Borges

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

EMPEA 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

William E. Ford

EMPEA Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer
General Atlantic
William E. Ford

EMPEA Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer

William E. Ford is the CEO 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, and First Republic Bank.


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General Atlantic

Suyi Kim

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

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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)

Renuka Ramnath

EMPEA Board of Directors, Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited
Renuka 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

Carlos García

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Partner & Chairman
Victoria Capital Partners
Carlos García

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Partner & Chairman

Carlos García is the Managing Partner and Chairman of Victoria Capital Partners, a pan-regional Latin American dedicated private equity firm, and the successor to DLJ South American Partners. Prior to forming DLJ South American Partners in 2006, Mr. García joined


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Victoria Capital Partners

William Sonneborn

EMPEA Board of Directors, Senior Director
International Finance Corporation
William Sonneborn

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

EMPEA Board of Directors, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
LeapFrog Investments
Andrew Kuper

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

EMPEA Board of Directors, Senior Partner
Actis
Torbjorn 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

Maninder Saluja

EMPEA Board of Directors Treasurer, Co-Head, Emerging Markets Private Equity
Quilvest
Maninder Saluja

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

Mani is a Partner at Quilvest Private Equity and Head of Funds & Co-Investments globally. He joined Quilvest in New York in 2005 and opened Quilvest’s Hong Kong office in 2010. He is a member of the Executive Committee.

While at


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Quilvest

Mauricio Salgar

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Director
Advent International
Mauricio Salgar

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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, Member, EMPEA Board of Directors
EMPEA
Cate Ambrose

Chief Executive Officer, Member, EMPEA Board of Directors

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