EMPEA’s DFI Council is an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to development finance institutions (DFIs) whose institutional mandates support financial sector development and investment in emerging markets. The Council provides an effective venue for its members to connect with each other, identifying practical ways in which peer collaboration and coordination can increase the efficiency and impact of DFI investments in emerging markets. The Council also assists in guiding EMPEA’s research and programming to increase awareness amongst global stakeholders about private capital’s role in advancing economic growth, as well as the importance of DFIs’ role within this asset class.
The Council’s collaboration is a published directory of development finance institutions investing in private equity and structured debt in emerging markets. Compiled with the detailed contributions of Council members, the directory provides valuable information to the global industry about DFI activities, including investment priorities, fund manager criteria, and investment structures.
Development Finance Institution Council Chair, Senior Advisor
R. Michael Barth is Managing Partner of Barth & Associates LLC, an independent Emerging Markets investment advisory firm. Mr. Barth is a member of the Board of Directors of FINCA Microfinance Holding; the SEC
registered TriLinc Global Impact Fund; SFC— Finance Company
Mariana Bárcena is a Director at German development bank DEG and responsible for Corporates & Funds providing equity and mezzanine products as direct investments as well as commitments to private equity and mezzanine funds in Latin America. Ms. Bárcena heads
Enrico Canu is Head of Unit, Equity, at the EIB responsible for investments in private equity and venture capital funds outside the European Union. Previously, he focused on environmental and infrastructure fund investments. Prior to EIB, he held positions at
Jérémie CEYRAC is the Head of the Private Equity Department at PROPARCO, covering both the fund of fund and direct investment activity. Since joining the French DFI in 2010, Jérémie has worked on numerous transactions in East, North and West
Andrea Heinzer joined Obviam’s predecessor SIFEM in 2006 from SECO, where she worked in the Department for Economic Development Cooperation. Andrea was responsible for SECO’s investment portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the implementation of SECO’s Investment and Technical Assistance Program
Marcell Hetesi is Senior Investment Manager at the Development Bank of Austria in the equity team covering buy-side equity investment and portfolio management of funds.He is responsible for the origination and execution of finance transactions and portfolio management, and serves Read More »
Alagappan Murugappan joined CDC in October 2013 having worked previously in senior roles in private equity and investment banking in India. His private equity experience includes a stint at Actis in India and more recently, he headed the infrastructure fund
Lynn Nguyen is a Managing Director in the Investment Funds Department (IFD) at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). OPIC is one of the largest private equity fund sponsors in developing nations, providing support for the creation of privately-owned and
Gema Sacristán is the Chief Investment Officer and part of the senior management team of IDB Invest, the private sector arm of the IDB Group. She is responsible for all IDB Invest’s business areas that includes Infrastructure and Energy, Corporates,
Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity (Portfolio and Risk Management Department)
Riikka Talvitie joined Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (Finnfund) in 2006 after working as a legal counsel at a Finnish private equity fund. Started in Finnfund in the legal department as legal counsel in charge of most of the