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Anne Fossemalle

CEE & CIS Council Chair Director, Private Equity Funds
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Anne Fossemalle

CEE & CIS Council Chair Director, Private Equity Funds

Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development since 2009.

Previously, she was the Director, Bank Equity, responsible for EBRD’s direct equity investments in banks. Prior to this appointment in


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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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

David Bernstein

Partner
Baring Vostok Capital Partners
David Bernstein

Partner

David Bernstein, Partner.  David joined Baring Vostok in 2003 and is primarily responsible for investor relations and portfolio monitoring. Prior to Baring Vostok, he worked on micro-finance projects for the International Labor Organization in Switzerland. From 1998 – 2001, David was a


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Baring Vostok Capital Partners

Janusz Heath

Managing Partner
Capital Dynamics
Janusz Heath

Managing Partner

Janusz is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Management Emerging Markets at Capital Dynamics. He has some 30 years of private equity, corporate finance, and industry experience. Prior to taking on his current role, he was Head of Asset


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Capital Dynamics

Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and CEO
Horizon Capital
Lenna Koszarny

Founding Partner and CEO

Lenna Koszarny is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on Ukraine and the near region with over $850 million in AUM via four funds, and a member of its Investment Committee.


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Horizon Capital

Jeffrey Liebert

CEO
Gazelle Finance
Jeffrey Liebert

CEO

Jeffrey Liebert is the CEO of the fund manager Gazelle Finance and successfully raised $42M in capital  commitments for the Gazelle Fund, which invests in SMEs in Central Asia, Caucasus, and East Europe. Prior to this Jeffrey was a co-founder


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Gazelle Finance

Pekka Mäki

Managing Partner
3TS Capital Partners
Pekka Mäki

Managing Partner

3TS Capital Partners

David Mathewson

SEAF President
Small Enterprise Assistance Funds
David Mathewson

SEAF President

David Mathewson joined SEAF as President in 2016. Mr. Mathewson chairs SEAF’s Global Investment Committee and works on all aspects of SEAF’s strategic development and daily operations.

From 2010 to 2015, David served as Senior Managing Director of Darby Private


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Small Enterprise Assistance Funds

Baris Öney

Founding & Managing Partner
Globalturk Capital
Baris Öney

Founding & Managing Partner

Barış Öney has over 29 years of diverse, global experience in pre- and post -investment management, M&As, IPOs and strategic advisory. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Globalturk Capital, he has been acting as a venture partner for Turkish


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Globalturk Capital

Karem Onursal

Director
Turkven
Karem Onursal

Director

Kerem is a Partner and Investment Committee member at Turkven Private Equity. Kerem joined Turkven in 2003 from McKinsey & Company in Berlin. Since then Kerem has led numerous investments. Currently Kerem serves on the Boards of four portfolio companies,


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Turkven

Henry Potter

Partner
Alpha Associates
Henry Potter

Partner

Henry Potter is a Partner at Alpha Associates, responsible for investing Alpha’s private equity funds of funds in eastern Europe. Henry joined Alpha Associates in September 2008 from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. Since then


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Alpha Associates

William Watson

Managing Partner
Value4Capital
William Watson

Managing Partner

William R Watson, is the Managing Partner of Value4Capital, a Central European focused private equity firm. Bill has over 20 years of experience in Eastern and Central European private equity and a track record of active involvement in numerous transactions


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Value4Capital
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