Members

EMPEA Council

EMPEA’s Member Councils are composed of the expert practitioners that comprise EMPEA’s diverse, global membership. These working groups formally advise the association on specific topics and execute initiatives against defined industry needs that are best addressed in a collective forum. Visit the Council pages to learn more about each group.

Douglas Hewson

Partner

LocationPortland PE

Doug is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity (“Portland”) where he is a member... Read More

Douglas Hewson

Partner

Doug is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity (“Portland”) where he is a member of the Investment Committee and has primary responsibility for investor relations. Portland manages the AIC Caribbean Fund and its recently launched successor fund, Portland Caribbean
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Portland PE

Yichen Zhang

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... 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

Luiz Lopes

Senior Managing Partner

Location Brookfield Asset Management

Luiz Lopes is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in... Read More

Luiz Lopes

Senior Managing Partner

Luiz Lopes is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in Brazil and is the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Brazil. Luiz is based in Rio de Janeiro and has over 38 years of experience in
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Brookfield Asset Management

Hisham El-Khazindar

Managing Director and Co-Founder

LocationCitadel Capital

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Citadel Capital, the leading private equity... Read More

Hisham El-Khazindar

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa. Established in 2004, Citadel Capital now controls investments worth more than US$ 8.7 billion in industries including mining,
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Citadel Capital

Alex Rossi

Managing Partner

LocationLIV Capital

Alex Rossi has over 24 years of investment banking and private equity experience in the... Read More

Alex Rossi

Managing Partner

Alex Rossi has over 24 years of investment banking and private equity experience in the U.S. and Latin America. Since 2014, Mr. Rossi is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Latin Idea Ventures, the largest Mexico-based institutional venture capital fund
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LIV Capital

Gregorio Schneider

Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer

Location TC Latin America Partners

Gregorio Schneider is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of TC Latin America... Read More

Gregorio Schneider

Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer

Gregorio Schneider is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of TC Latin America Partners. Prior to forming TC Latin America Partners, Mr. Schneider was Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets at Och-Ziff Capital Management. During his tenure
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TC Latin America Partners

Josh Lerner Jacob

H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking

LocationHarvard Business School

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School,... Read More

Josh Lerner Jacob

H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units. He graduated from Yale College with a Special Divisional Major that combined physics with
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Harvard Business School

Carola Bose

Investment Manager

LocationDEG

Carola is Director and Head of DEG’s Africa Investment team for Funds, Equity and Mezzanine.... Read More

Carola Bose

Investment Manager

Carola is Director and Head of DEG’s Africa Investment team for Funds, Equity and Mezzanine. Carola joined DEG in 2009 and, prior to her current role, was responsible for origination, execution and portfolio management for DEG’s Asia Equity and Funds
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DEG

James McGuigan

Managing Partner

Location Capital International Private Equity Funds ("CIPEF")

James E. McGuigan is a Private Equity Managing Partner focusing on investor relations. He joined... Read More

James McGuigan

Managing Partner

James E. McGuigan is a Private Equity Managing Partner focusing on investor relations. He joined the Capital International Private Equity Funds (CIPEF) team in 2000 after spending over 16 years as a lawyer and later as an investment banker in
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Capital International Private Equity Funds ("CIPEF")

Prakash Mehta

Partner

LocationAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta... Read More

Prakash Mehta

Partner

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta regularly represents a broad range of investment management clients and regularly advises on complex international corporate transactions. He represents investment banks; private equity and hedge
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Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Scott Voss

Managing Director

LocationHarbourVest Partners

Scott Voss is a managing director who joined HarbourVest in 1999. He focuses on primary... Read More

Scott Voss

Managing Director

Scott Voss is a managing director who joined HarbourVest in 1999. He focuses on primary partnership investments in the emerging markets, Asia, and the U.S., as well as global cleantech investments. Scott has worked out of both HarbourVest's Boston and
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HarbourVest Partners

Vincent Chan

Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia

LocationSamena Capital

Vincent Chan is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia for Samena Capital Hong... Read More

Vincent Chan

Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia

Vincent Chan is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia for Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited. Samena Capital is a principal investment group, which invests across multiple asset classes including private equity and corporate credit within the Subcontinent,
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Samena Capital

Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

LocationDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of... Read More

Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of the firm’s private equity practice in Asia. He has extensive experience in forming all types of private equity funds, from large pan-Asian buy-out funds to
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Antonio Cintra

Partner

LocationTozziniFreire Advogados

Antonio Felix is Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and... Read More

Antonio Cintra

Partner

Antonio Felix is Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the coordinators of TozziniFreire's Japan Practice Group. Antonio Felix has extensive experience in capital market operations, national and international financings, securitizations, project finance,
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TozziniFreire Advogados

Dalip Pathak

Senior Advisor

LocationWarburg Pincus

Dalip Pathak is a Special Limited Partner at Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in... Read More

Dalip Pathak

Senior Advisor

Dalip Pathak is a Special Limited Partner at Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1994 and has previously been both head of India and head of Europe for the firm. He remains engaged in India, and currently focuses on
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Warburg Pincus

John Daghlian

Partner

Location O'Melveny & Myers LLP

John Daghlian is a partner in O’Melveny's London office, and head of the Firm's Investment Funds Practice. He acts... Read More

John Daghlian

Partner

John Daghlian is a partner in O’Melveny's London office, and head of the Firm's Investment Funds Practice. He acts on a large range of international and domestic private equity driven transactions, including the establishment of private equity funds, private equity portfolio transactions, management buy-outs,
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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

LocationThe Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of... Read More

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $85.5
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The Carlyle Group

Mark Davies

Partner

LocationKing & Spalding LLC

Mark Davies leads Ashurst's Investment Funds Group in Asia. Mark has been living and working... Read More

Mark Davies

Partner

Mark Davies leads Ashurst's Investment Funds Group in Asia. Mark has been living and working in Tokyo and Singapore since 2000.

Mark specialises in advising fund sponsors and fund managers on the structuring and formation of private investment funds, including private
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King & Spalding LLC

Paul E. Tierney

Jr. Partner

LocationDevelopment Capital, LLC

Paul E. Tierney, Jr. is a Partner of Development Capital Partners, LLC and a General... Read More

Paul E. Tierney

Jr. Partner

Paul E. Tierney, Jr. is a Partner of Development Capital Partners, LLC and a General Partner of Aperture Venture Partners, two private investment firms specializing respectively in frontier and emerging markets and early stage healthcare ventures. For the past 21
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Development Capital, LLC

Patricia Cloherty

Chairman & CEO

LocationDelta Private Equity Partners

Patricia Cloherty

Chairman & CEO

Delta Private Equity Partners

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Location Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private... Read More

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private equity and corporate advisory teams, and is a member of its energy and natural resources team. Her specialisations include acquisitions, project finance for energy, gas
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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Robert Stillman

President

Location Milbridge Capital Management, LLC

Robert Stillman

President

Milbridge Capital Management, LLC

Laura Friedrich

Partner

Location Shearman & Sterling LLP

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration... Read More

Laura Friedrich

Partner

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration in private fund formation, structuring and compliance matters. She is also the firm’s co-hiring partner. Ms. Friedrich has extensive experience working with U.S. and international
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Shearman & Sterling LLP

André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

LocationEthos Private Equity

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in... Read More

André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception
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Ethos Private Equity

Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Location Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation.... Read More

Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation. Labeled a “private equity ace” by Legal Week, he is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK (2011) and described as “one of the
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel Technology and Private Equity

LocationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member... Read More

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel Technology and Private Equity

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Gordon is global lead counsel for IFC's funds investment practice. He has represented IFC in a number of complex funds
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Steve Cowan

Managing Director

Location57 Stars

Mr. Cowan co-founded 57 Stars in 2005, and is a member of the firm’s Investment... Read More

Steve Cowan

Managing Director

Mr. Cowan co-founded 57 Stars in 2005, and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to 57 Stars, Mr. Cowan served at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) as a Director in the Investment Funds Department, where he was responsible
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57 Stars

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

LocationMetier / Lereko Metier

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and... Read More

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and served articles at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. Mr. Dalais was then employed in trade financing activities with Merchant Shippers, a subsidiary
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Metier / Lereko Metier

Albert Alsina

Managing Partner & CEO

LocationMediterrania Capital Partners

Albert Alsina has more than 25 years of international experience in multi-national settings where he... Read More

Albert Alsina

Managing Partner & CEO

Albert Alsina has more than 25 years of international experience in multi-national settings where he held several executive positions in General Management at global and European levels in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, Zimbabwe and Spain. In 2007, Albert joined
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Mediterrania Capital Partners

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

LocationAZB & Partners

Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners. Zia is one... Read More

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners. Zia is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She has a B.A. (Law) from Cambridge, an LLM from Harvard, and is a member of the New York State
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AZB & Partners

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

LocationEmerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ... Read More

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  With six funds and over $1.6 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP
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Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Chike Obianwu

Partner

LocationTemplars

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a... Read More

Chike Obianwu

Partner

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University College London and is admitted to practise in Nigeria and in England & Wales. He was formerly joint
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Templars

Murray Grant

Managing Director

LocationCDC

Murray Grant joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner.... Read More

Murray Grant

Managing Director

Murray Grant joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He has a long history of working and investing in Africa and began his career as an engineer on the Kiambere Hydro-Electric Scheme in Kenya
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CDC

Bayo Odubeko

Partner, Corporate Finance

LocationNorton Rose Fulbright

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright.... Read More

Bayo Odubeko

Partner, Corporate Finance

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Bayo has advised extensively in the emerging markets with a particular focus on Africa. Bayo advises many of the leading Africa focussed private equity and
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Norton Rose Fulbright

Matthew Hunt

Director

LocationSouth Suez Capital

Matthew Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for... Read More

Matthew Hunt

Director

Matthew Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for an established South African fund-of-private equity funds and sits on the Investment Committee of the first independent Africa focused fund of private equity funds. He
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South Suez Capital

Peter O'Driscoll

Partner

LocationOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Peter O’Driscoll is co-head of Orrick's Global Private Equity Group and chairs Orrick's New York... Read More

Peter O'Driscoll

Partner

Peter O’Driscoll is co-head of Orrick's Global Private Equity Group and chairs Orrick's New York corporate department.  He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions in various emerging markets, Europe and the United States.  Much
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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

LocationActis

Adiba Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks... Read More

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Adiba Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and multinationals, many of which had subsidiaries in the emerging markets. This experience triggered her interest in the provision of finance in to markets where
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Actis

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel

LocationActis

Paul Owers is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and... Read More

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel

Paul Owers is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and transactional legal support. Paul joined Actis in 1994 with responsibility for all legal aspects of the portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa. The scope of his role
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Actis

Brian Lim

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... 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

George Springsteen

Head of Legal

Location IFC Asset Management Company

George Springsteen joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has... Read More

George Springsteen

Head of Legal

George Springsteen joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has overall responsibility for legal matters relating to AMC and its Funds. Before joining AMC, George was Chief Counsel in IFC’s Legal Department, working on private
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IFC Asset Management Company

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

LocationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Mara Topping

Partner

LocationWhite & Case LLP

Mara Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on... Read More

Mara Topping

Partner

Mara Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on domestic and international private equity investment funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

Ms. Topping has extensive experience in the formation, structuring and issuance of securities
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White & Case LLP

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

LocationHelios Investment Partners

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”),... Read More

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), an Africa-focused Private Equity firm which operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities, aggregating more than $1.7 billion in capital commitments. He
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Helios Investment Partners

Cindy Valentine

Partner

LocationSimmons & Simmons

Cindy Valentine

Partner

Simmons & Simmons

Nigel Wellings

Partner

LocationClifford Chance

Nigel Wellings

Partner

Clifford Chance

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

LocationAfrican Capital Alliance (ACA)

Afolabi Oladele joined African Capital Alliance in 1999, following a successful career in the oil... Read More

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

Afolabi Oladele joined African Capital Alliance in 1999, following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, He was responsible for ACA’s investment and other related activities in the oil & gas sector until mid 2013. Afolabi has worked
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African Capital Alliance (ACA)

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance

LocationCapital Dynamics

Harald Zeiter is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member... Read More

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance

Harald Zeiter is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee at Capital Dynamics, a Swiss based asset management company that invests in private equity and clean energy infrastructure. Capital Dynamics manages
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Capital Dynamics

Jesús Argüelles

Limited Partners Council Chair, Portfolio Manager

LocationOntario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Jesús Argüelles joined Teachers' in 2013 and is part of the senior team responsible for... Read More

Jesús Argüelles

Limited Partners Council Chair, Portfolio Manager

Jesús Argüelles joined Teachers' in 2013 and is part of the senior team responsible for fund investing and portfolio management, focusing on the Americas. Prior to Teachers', Mr Argüelles was a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity (PE) Program of
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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Nicolas Bañados Lyon

Managing Director of Private Equity

LocationMegeve Investments

Nicolas Bañados Lyon is Managing Director of Private Equity at Megeve Investments, one of the... Read More

Nicolas Bañados Lyon

Managing Director of Private Equity

Nicolas Bañados Lyon is Managing Director of Private Equity at Megeve Investments, one of the leading family offices in Latin America. Formerly, he held the position of VP and Portfolio Manager at Megeve Inverstments managing a portfolio of fixed income
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Megeve Investments

David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

LocationHQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent... Read More

David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent alternative investment manager that currently has more than US$12 billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate. Based in HQ Capital’s Hong
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HQ Capital

Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

LocationAIF Capital

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in... Read More

Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003. He has resided in Hong Kong since 1985 and has over 25 years of private equity and investment experience in Asia. He was a
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AIF Capital

Alcina Goosby

Special Investment Officer

LocationNew York State Common Retirement Fund

Alcina Goosby joined the New York State Common Retirement Fund (“NYSCRF”) in 2007. While at... Read More

Alcina Goosby

Special Investment Officer

Alcina Goosby joined the New York State Common Retirement Fund (“NYSCRF”) in 2007. While at NYSCRF, she has lead or co-lead approximately $4 Billion in Private Equity Fund Commitments, and manages a Private Equity portfolio of over $5 billion. Ms.
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New York State Common Retirement Fund

Peter Keehn

Global Head of Private Equity

LocationAllstate Investments, LLC

Peter Keehn

Global Head of Private Equity

Allstate Investments, LLC

Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

LocationTata Capital Growth Fund

Akhil Awasthi is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4... Read More

Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

Akhil Awasthi is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4 private equity funds, invested in 24 transactions with 8 exits across a span of 2 decades. He joined Tata Capital in 2009 after working with
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Tata Capital Growth Fund

Sebastian Popik

Managing Partner

LocationAqua Capital

Sebastián Popik is the founder and managing partner of Aqua Capital. He has fifteen years... Read More

Sebastian Popik

Managing Partner

Sebastián Popik is the founder and managing partner of Aqua Capital. He has fifteen years of private equity experience in South America focused on agribusiness, food and logistics and a comprehensive experience creating operational value. As part of his
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Aqua Capital

Serge Lépine

Chief Executive Officer

LocationThe Qatar Abu Dhabi Investment Company (QADIC)

Serge Lépine has worked in Asia and the Middle East for the last 18 years... Read More

Serge Lépine

Chief Executive Officer

Serge Lépine has worked in Asia and the Middle East for the last 18 years acting as LP and direct investor for global institutions including the Caisse de Dépot et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and
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The Qatar Abu Dhabi Investment Company (QADIC)

Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

LocationAsia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Harjit Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014... Read More

Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

Harjit Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014 from PineBridge Asia Partners, where he was responsible for managing Asia Opportunities Fund II (AOF II) as Managing Partner & CEO from July 2012 –
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Asia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Anthony O’Toole

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer

LocationTruth Initiative

Anthony O’Toole is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer who oversees the... Read More

Anthony O’Toole

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer

Anthony O’Toole is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer who oversees the Foundation’s Finance, Administration, and Investment Activities. He oversees the Foundation’s operatingbudget and working closely with the Foundation’s board treasurer and investment advisory committee, manages the
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Truth Initiative

Alona Ponomareva

Principal Portfolio Manager ,Private Equity

LocationWorld Bank Pension Plan

Alona Ponomareva is Principal Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, for the World Bank Pension Plan. The... Read More

Alona Ponomareva

Principal Portfolio Manager ,Private Equity

Alona Ponomareva is Principal Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, for the World Bank Pension Plan. The World Bank Group (WBG) is the world’s largest development finance institution.

Mrs. Ponomareva is directly responsible for making private equity investments and managing the private equity
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World Bank Pension Plan

Jean Potvin

Investment Manager

LocationCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Jean Potvin

Investment Manager

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

LocationHarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Richard Rincón

Limited Partners Council Vice Chair, Head of EM PE

LocationUTIMCO

Richard Rincon is an Emerging Markets (EM) investment officer at UTIMCO, which manages the $34+... Read More

Richard Rincón

Limited Partners Council Vice Chair, Head of EM PE

Richard Rincon is an Emerging Markets (EM) investment officer at UTIMCO, which manages the $34+ billion University of Texas endowments and associated funds. At UTIMCO, Mr. Rincon is responsible for global EM private equity investments with a particular focus on
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UTIMCO

Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

LocationBaring Private Equity Asia

Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of... Read More

Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of Baring Private Equity Asia, Chairman of the Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Salata oversees all investment and divestment decisions made at the Firm, as
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Baring Private Equity Asia

James Keith

Managing Director

LocationMcLarty Associates

He manages the firm’s client work throughout Asia, including an extensive network of senior advisors, associates,... Read More

James Keith

Managing Director

He manages the firm’s client work throughout Asia, including an extensive network of senior advisors, associates, and board members.

During his 31-year career as a US diplomat, he became one of the US government’s top experts on China, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of
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McLarty Associates

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

LocationIDG Ventures India

Sudhir Sethi is Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures... Read More

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

Sudhir Sethi is Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures manages over US$6 Billion globally and has a portfolio of over 200 technology companies. Sudhir currently serves on the Board of Directors at Aujas Networks,
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IDG Ventures India

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity

LocationQIC Global Private Equity

Marcus Simpson has more than 20 years’ experience establishing and expanding private equity programs across... Read More

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity

Marcus Simpson has more than 20 years’ experience establishing and expanding private equity programs across the globe. He founded QIC’s Global Private Equity capabilities in 2005 and today, manages $5.0bn of AUM invested into funds and direct investments globally.

Before joining
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QIC Global Private Equity

Deborah Orida

LocationCPPIB

Deborah Orida

CPPIB

Ranjit Shah

Co- Founder and Managing Partner

LocationGaja Capital

Ranjit Shah is Co- Founder and Managing Partner of Gaja Capital and is based in Mumbai.... Read More

Ranjit Shah

Co- Founder and Managing Partner

Ranjit Shah is Co- Founder and Managing Partner of Gaja Capital and is based in Mumbai. He has over 12 years of experience in Private Equity and over 24 years of prior experience in  consulting, investment banking and in CFO /CEO roles.
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Gaja Capital

Mark Shipman

Partner

LocationClifford Chance

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types... Read More

Mark Shipman

Partner

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types of investment funds, including private equity and real estate funds, hedge funds and other alternatives. Mark also specialises in asset management, securities, banking and insurance
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Clifford Chance

Kerem Onursal

Director

LocationTurkven

Kerem is a Partner and Investment Committee member at Turkven Private Equity. Kerem joined Turkven... Read More

Kerem 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

Peter Witte

Associate Director, Private Equity

LocationEY

As an Associate Director in EY’s private equity group, Pete leads EY’s research and analysis... Read More

Peter Witte

Associate Director, Private Equity

As an Associate Director in EY’s private equity group, Pete leads EY’s research and analysis initiatives in the PE space, managing a global team of industry analysts to produce insights and thought leadership designed to keep clients informed about topics
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EY

M.K. Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

LocationIDFC Alternatives Limited

M.K. Sinha (“MK”) is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience.  He is... Read More

M.K. Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

M.K. Sinha (“MK”) is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience.  He is currently the Managing Partner & CEO, IDFC Alternatives Limited, one of the largest multi-asset class fund managers in India with ~US$3.4B under management. Earlier, MK
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IDFC Alternatives Limited

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

LocationAdams Street Partners

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

Adams Street Partners

Ahmed Badreldin

Middle East Council Chair, Partner - MENA Region Head

LocationThe Abraaj Group

Ahmed Badreldin is responsible for and oversees The Abraaj Group’s investments in the Middle East... Read More

Ahmed Badreldin

Middle East Council Chair, Partner - MENA Region Head

Ahmed Badreldin is responsible for and oversees The Abraaj Group’s investments in the Middle East and North Africa. He joined The Abraaj Group in 2008 after eight years at Barclays Capital in London. Previously, he was with the oilfield services
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The Abraaj Group

Ahmad Al-Sati

Managing Director - Special Situations

LocationAlbright Capital Management

Ahmad Al-Sati focuses on special situation private investments in emerging markets. He has more than... Read More

Ahmad Al-Sati

Managing Director - Special Situations

Ahmad Al-Sati focuses on special situation private investments in emerging markets. He has more than 15 years of direct experience in credit analysis, bankruptcy investing, restructurings, private equity and rescue finance.

Prior to his time at Albright Capital, Mr. Al-Sati was
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Albright Capital Management

Ali Saigol

Founding Partner

LocationBaltoro Capital

Ali Saigol is a founding partner at Baltoro Capital, Pakistan’s leading private equity firm. Baltoro... Read More

Ali Saigol

Founding Partner

Ali Saigol is a founding partner at Baltoro Capital, Pakistan’s leading private equity firm. Baltoro seeks to capitalize on Pakistan’s burgeoning domestic consumption market and growing competitiveness in product and service export opportunities. Baltoro invests in entrepreneurial opportunities to create
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Baltoro Capital

Alison Klein

LocationFMO

Alison Klein

FMO

Georges Nasr

Investment Manager

LocationExport Development Canada

Georges Nasr

Investment Manager

Export Development Canada

Yee Hean Teo

Senior Investment Specialist

LocationAsian Development Bank

Yee Hean Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015.... Read More

Yee Hean Teo

Senior Investment Specialist

Yee Hean Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015. As part of the Private Sector Operations Department, he is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity (PE) fund investments for ADB. Additionally, Mr. Teo
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Asian Development Bank

Hoda Abou Jamra

Founding Partner

LocationTVM Capital Healthcare Partners

Hoda Abou Jamra as the Founding Partner of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, a specialist Dubai-based... Read More

Hoda Abou Jamra

Founding Partner

Hoda Abou Jamra as the Founding Partner of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, a specialist Dubai-based private equity company, Hoda has been instrumental in identifying gaps in healthcare provision across the MENA region, raising capital internationally and executing innovative and value-creating
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TVM Capital Healthcare Partners

TBD

LocationCorporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

TBD

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

LocationHPEF Capital Partners Limited

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a... Read More

Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committees since 1993 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2012.  HPEF Capital is one of Asian’s longest established regional private
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HPEF Capital Partners Limited

Yaser Moustafa

Senior Managing Director

LocationNBK Capital

Yaser Moustafa

Senior Managing Director

NBK Capital

Yuichiro Sano

Deputy Director, Private Sector, Investment Finance Division

LocationJICA

Yuichiro Sano

Deputy Director, Private Sector, Investment Finance Division

JICA

Mohammed Al-Shukairy

Partner

Location Clifford Chance

Mohammed Al-Shukairy

Partner

Clifford Chance

TBD

LocationEIB

Sabita Prakash

Managing Director

LocationADM Capital

Sabita Prakash is Managing Director at ADM Capital and chairs ADM Capital’s Investment Committee for... Read More

Sabita Prakash

Managing Director

Sabita Prakash is Managing Director at ADM Capital and chairs ADM Capital’s Investment Committee for Asia. Sabita also champions within the firm those investments that have an impact angle in partnership with the ADM Capital Foundation. Prior to joining ADM
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ADM Capital

Pote Videt

Managing Director

Location Lombard Investments

Pote Videt is Managing Director of Lombard Investments with primary responsibility for investments in Southeast... Read More

Pote Videt

Managing Director

Pote Videt is Managing Director of Lombard Investments with primary responsibility for investments in Southeast Asia. Lombard is a leading international private equity investment manager with offices in Bangkok, Hong Kong and San Francisco, and extensive working relationships in Manila,
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Lombard Investments

Walid Cherif

Senior Managing Director & Head

LocationGulf Credit Partners

Mr. Cherif is the founder of the private debt business at Gulf Capital. He heads... Read More

Walid Cherif

Senior Managing Director & Head

Mr. Cherif is the founder of the private debt business at Gulf Capital. He heads the debt platform since he joined Gulf Capital in 2011. Mr. Cherif has more than 24 years of experience in international finance in emerging markets.
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Gulf Credit Partners

Kirsti Massie

Partner

LocationWhite & Case

Kirsti Massie

Partner

White & Case

Chris Jurgens

Impact Investing Council Vice Chair, Director

LocationOmidyar

Chris Jurgens

Impact Investing Council Vice Chair, Director

Omidyar

Ashish Patel

LocationThe Abraaj Group

Ashish Patel

The Abraaj Group

TBD

LocationCauris Management

TBD

Cauris Management

Aset Sagimbekov

Deputy Chairman of the Board

LocationKazyna Capital Management JSC

Aset Sagimbekov

Deputy Chairman of the Board

Kazyna Capital Management JSC

Henry Potter

Partner

Location Alpha Associates

Henry Potter is a Partner at Alpha Associates, responsible for investing Alpha’s private equity funds... Read More

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

Gilles De Clerck

Partner

LocationThe EuroMena Funds

Gilles de Clerck has been an Executive Director of the EuroMena private equity funds since... Read More

Gilles De Clerck

Partner

Gilles de Clerck has been an Executive Director of the EuroMena private equity funds since 2004. He chairs and sits on the board of several companies in the MENA region. Mr de Clerck has more than 20 years of experience
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The EuroMena Funds

TBD

LocationBPE

Anne Fossemalle

CEET/CIS Council Chair, Director, Private Equity Funds

LocationEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank... Read More

Anne Fossemalle

CEET/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)

Lynn Nguyen

Acting Vice President of Investment Funds

LocationOPIC

Lynn Nguyen is a Managing Director in the Investment Funds Department (IFD) at the Overseas... Read More

Lynn Nguyen

Acting Vice President of Investment Funds

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
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OPIC

Simon Howie

Co-Head of SA & Africa Fixed Income

Location Investec Asset Management

Simon is a co-head of SA & Africa Fixed Income and portfolio manager on various... Read More

Simon Howie

Co-Head of SA & Africa Fixed Income

Simon is a co-head of SA & Africa Fixed Income and portfolio manager on various credit strategies. He joined the firm in 2005 when he was tasked with building its domestic credit business and capabilities. Investec Asset Management now holds
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Investec Asset Management

Robert Appleby

Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Location ADM Capital

Robert Appleby is co-founder of ADM Capital, Chief Investment Officer and the Chairman of ADM... Read More

Robert Appleby

Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Robert Appleby is co-founder of ADM Capital, Chief Investment Officer and the Chairman of ADM Capital's Investment Advisory Committee. Before establishing ADM Capital, Robert was a Managing Director in the Asian Fixed Income Division at Credit Agricole Indosuez and prior
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ADM Capital

Zahid Kamal

Managing Director

Location Fajr Capital

Zahid Kamal is a Managing Director at Fajr Capital. He is actively involved in various... Read More

Zahid Kamal

Managing Director

Zahid Kamal is a Managing Director at Fajr Capital. He is actively involved in various aspects of Fajr Capital’s transactions (including origination, execution and portfolio management) and strategic initiatives. He is also a board and executive committee member of several
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Fajr Capital

Nabil Issa

Partner

LocationKing & Spalding LLP

Nabil Issa

Partner

King & Spalding LLP

Michael Calvey

Chief Executive Officer

LocationBaring Vostok Capital Partners

Michael Calvey started working in Moscow in 1994 as one of the managers of the... Read More

Michael Calvey

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Calvey started working in Moscow in 1994 as one of the managers of the First NIS Regional Fund. Before joining Baring Vostok, Michael worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Salomon Brothers. At EBRD he
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Baring Vostok Capital Partners

Mariana Bárcena

Director

LocationDEG

Mariana Bárcena is a Director at German development bank DEG and responsible for Corporates &... Read More

Mariana Bárcena

Director

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
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DEG

Sarah Corr

Senior Portfolio Manager Private Equity

LocationCalPERS

Sarah Corr

Senior Portfolio Manager Private Equity

CalPERS

Nicholas Vickery

Portfolio Manager

LocationIFC

Nicholas Vickery

Portfolio Manager

IFC

Brad Thawley

Investment Professional, Emerging Markets

LocationTeacher Retirement System of Texas

Brad Thawley

Investment Professional, Emerging Markets

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Lenna Koszarny

LocationHorizon Capital

Lenna Koszarny

Horizon Capital

Deanna Winter

Portfolio Manager

LocationCALSTRS

Deanna Winter

Portfolio Manager

CALSTRS

David Creighton

Private Credit Council Chair, Senior Advisor

Location EMPEA

David has accumulated over 35 years of experience in international capital markets in a career... Read More

David Creighton

Private Credit Council Chair, Senior Advisor

David has accumulated over 35 years of experience in international capital markets in a career that has taken him around the globe. Returning to his native Montreal in 1999, he co-founded Cordiant, a pioneer of private credit financing for investments
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EMPEA

Leo Chiu

Principal, Private Equity

LocationCPPIB

Leo joined CPP Investment Board in 2008 when the Hong Kong office was established. He... Read More

Leo Chiu

Principal, Private Equity

Leo joined CPP Investment Board in 2008 when the Hong Kong office was established. He is a senior member of the Private Equity Asia team that manages Asian private equity funds and co-investments. Prior to joining CPP Investment Board, Leo
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CPPIB

Barış Öney

Managing Partner

LocationGlobalturk Capital

Barış Öney is the founder and the Chairman of Globalturk Capital. Prior to founding Globalturk... Read More

Barış Öney

Managing Partner

Barış Öney is the founder and the Chairman of Globalturk Capital. Prior to founding Globalturk Capital, Barış Öney worked as an investment banker and investment manager for 17 years. He set-up 5 corporate finance/M&A paractices and managed numerous M&A, private
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Globalturk Capital

Colin Rezek

Private Credit Council Vice Chair, Managing Partner

LocationVantage Mezzanine

Colin Rezek is a director of Vantage Capital and a founder of the business. He... Read More

Colin Rezek

Private Credit Council Vice Chair, Managing Partner

Colin Rezek is a director of Vantage Capital and a founder of the business. He has day-to-day responsibilities for the origination and assessment of mezzanine fund and balance-sheet investments. He is a member of the Vantage Mezzanine Fund’s investment committee.

Colin
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Vantage Mezzanine

Tryfan Evans

Director of Investments

LocationTufts University Endowment

Tryfan Evans

Director of Investments

Tufts University Endowment

Sarah K Anderson

Senior Manager, Alternative Investments

LocationUniversity of Missouri System

Sarah K Anderson

Senior Manager, Alternative Investments

University of Missouri System

Dominic Reed

Senior Managing Partner

LocationUFG Asset Management

Dominic Reed joined UFG Private Equity in 2007. He has eighteen years of operational and... Read More

Dominic Reed

Senior Managing Partner

Dominic Reed joined UFG Private Equity in 2007. He has eighteen years of operational and investment experience in Russia and the CIS.Prior to arriving in Russia, he worked at NYNEX CableComms in the UK in both operational and corporate development
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UFG Asset Management

Camilla Axvi

Head of Private Equity, External Managers

LocationAP2

Camilla Axvi

Head of Private Equity, External Managers

AP2

Lauren Cochran

Director of Private Investments

LocationBlue Haven Initative

Lauren Cochran is the Director of Private Investments at Blue Haven Initiative (BHI), managing a... Read More

Lauren Cochran

Director of Private Investments

Lauren Cochran is the Director of Private Investments at Blue Haven Initiative (BHI), managing a portfolio of early stage investments in Sub Saharan Africa, in industries with a potential for both market rate financial returns and high impact outcomes, including
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Blue Haven Initative

William R. Watson

Managing Partner

LocationValue4Capital

William R Watson, is the Managing Partner of Value4Capital, a Central European focused private equity... Read More

William R. 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

Benjamin Edwards

Managing Partner

LocationSyntaxis Capital

Ben is the Managing Partner of Syntaxis and a founder of the Firm. He has... Read More

Benjamin Edwards

Managing Partner

Ben is the Managing Partner of Syntaxis and a founder of the Firm. He has over 25 years of direct leveraged finance experience and is responsible for implementing the investment strategy of the Funds the Firm advises. In addition to
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Syntaxis Capital

Richard Frank Jr.

Managing Director, Latin American Mezzanine

LocationDarby Private Equity

Richard Frank joined Darby in 2007 and is responsible for the management of Darby's Latin... Read More

Richard Frank Jr.

Managing Director, Latin American Mezzanine

Richard Frank joined Darby in 2007 and is responsible for the management of Darby's Latin America Mezzanine Fund I and Fund II (DLAMF I and II). He serves as Investment Committee member for DLAMF II and he was a member
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Darby Private Equity

Michael Barth

Development Finance Institution Council Chair, Senior Advisor

LocationEMPEA

R. Michael Barth is Managing Partner of Barth & Associates LLC, an independent Emerging Markets investment... Read More

Michael Barth

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
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EMPEA

Keith Innes

Managing Director

Location Clearwater Capital

Keith Innes joined Clearwater in 2014 and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.... Read More

Keith Innes

Managing Director

Keith Innes joined Clearwater in 2014 and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Based in New York, Mr. Innes is responsible for Clearwater’s Business Development and Investor Relations activities. Mr. Innes has more than 25 years of experience
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Clearwater Capital

John Kristensen

Development Finance Institution Council Vice Chair, Senior Investment Manager

LocationSwedfund

John Kristensen

Development Finance Institution Council Vice Chair, Senior Investment Manager

Swedfund

George Monserrat

Managing Director

LocationThe Rohatyn Group

George Monserrat is a Managing Director at the Rohatyn Group (“TRG”), an asset management firm... Read More

George Monserrat

Managing Director

George Monserrat is a Managing Director at the Rohatyn Group (“TRG”), an asset management firm focused on emerging markets. Mr. Monserrat joined TRG’s New York office in 2004 to build the special situations investment practice, where his primary focus has
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The Rohatyn Group

William Pearce

Investment Funds Department

LocationOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

William (“Bill”) Pearce has been with OPIC since July 2005, having held a number of... Read More

William Pearce

Investment Funds Department

William (“Bill”) Pearce has been with OPIC since July 2005, having held a number of investment and management roles with the agency, working predominantly in the Investment Funds Department (IFD). Within IFD he originates new fund opportunities in numerous
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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Gema Sacristán

Chief Investment Officer

LocationIDB Invest

Gema Sacristán

Chief Investment Officer

IDB Invest

Luc Rigouzzo

Managing Partner

Location Amethis Finance

Luc Rigouzzo is Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance an investment fund focusing on... Read More

Luc Rigouzzo

Managing Partner

Luc Rigouzzo is Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance an investment fund focusing on long term responsible investment in Africa built in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

Luc Rigouzzo was, from June 2006 to December 2010, the CEO
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Amethis Finance

Vikram Raju

Head of Emerging Markets & Climate Impact

LocationMorgan Stanley AIP

Vikram Raju leads emerging markets investing for Morgan Stanley AIP and serves on advisory committees... Read More

Vikram Raju

Head of Emerging Markets & Climate Impact

Vikram Raju leads emerging markets investing for Morgan Stanley AIP and serves on advisory committees of funds in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Previously, he was a principal investment officer at the IFC, World Bank Group, where he led the
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Morgan Stanley AIP

Andrea Heinzer

Chief Investment Officer and Partner

LocationObviam AG, Investment Manager of SIFEM

Andrea Heinzer joined Obviam’s predecessor SIFEM in 2006 from SECO, where she worked in the... Read More

Andrea Heinzer

Chief Investment Officer and Partner

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
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Obviam AG, Investment Manager of SIFEM

Carole Maman

CIO

Location BIO

Carole Maman is Chief Investment Officer of BIO. She joined BIO in 2003 as investment officer for... Read More

Carole Maman

CIO

Carole Maman is Chief Investment Officer of BIO. She joined BIO in 2003 as investment officer for Africa and afterwards headed the Financial Sector Department.

Previously Carole had worked during 4 years for the International Finance Corporation/IFC in Washington for the Latin America Department and
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BIO

Alagappan Murugappan

Managing Director, Asia Funds

LocationCDC Group plc

Alagappan Murugappan joined CDC in October 2013 having worked previously in senior roles in private... Read More

Alagappan Murugappan

Managing Director, Asia Funds

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
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CDC Group plc

Mukul Gulati

Co-Founder & Managing Director

LocationZephyr Management, L.P.

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Zephyr Peacock Management India.

Mukul has... Read More

Mukul Gulati

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Zephyr Peacock Management India.

Mukul has 18 years of experience in the investment business including private equity, investment research and general management. Mukul is responsible for overall leadership of the
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Zephyr Management, L.P.

Elvin Guri

Chief Executive Officer

LocationEmpower Capital Advisers B.V

Mr. Elvin Guri is an entrepreneur and investor with a successful track record in financial... Read More

Elvin Guri

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Elvin Guri is an entrepreneur and investor with a successful track record in financial services. Currently CEO of Empower Capital Advisors, manager of Empower Capital Fund, a EUR 26 million fund investing in Bulgarian lower and mid-market industrial companies.
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Empower Capital Advisers B.V

Pekka Mäki

Managing Partner

Location3TS Capital Partners

Pekka Mäki

Managing Partner

3TS Capital Partners

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz

Location Proparco

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz started her career in 1998 as an auditor and then a manager at... Read More

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz started her career in 1998 as an auditor and then a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris. From 2005 to 2009 she worked for SNCF, the French Railways company,  in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. She joined Proparco in
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Proparco

Will Poole

Managing Partner

LocationCapria Ventures LLC

Will Poole is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor, focused on investing in profitable businesses that... Read More

Will Poole

Managing Partner

Will Poole is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor, focused on investing in profitable businesses that bring social and economic opportunity to low-income populations. In 2012, Will co-founded Unitus Seed Fund, now India's leading venture seed fund supporting startups innovating for
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Capria Ventures LLC

Jaap Reinking

Director Private Equity

LocationFMO

Jaap Reinking

Director Private Equity

FMO

Amie Patel

Director

LocationElevar Equity

Amie Patel is a Director with Elevar Equity and manages and cultivates Elevar’s global partnerships... Read More

Amie Patel

Director

Amie Patel is a Director with Elevar Equity and manages and cultivates Elevar’s global partnerships including LP and co-investor relationships. Amie was previously a Vice President with Goldman Sachs Asset Management which she joined through the acquisition of Imprint Capital.
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Elevar Equity

Felix Olale

Partner

LocationLeapFrog Investments

Dr. Felix Olale is a Partner at LeapFrog and the firm’s Global Co-Leader for Health... Read More

Felix Olale

Partner

Dr. Felix Olale is a Partner at LeapFrog and the firm’s Global Co-Leader for Health Investments. He is also an entrepreneur and physician-scientist, renowned for his work building businesses and investing in healthcare in emerging markets.

Prior to Leapfrog, Dr Olale
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LeapFrog Investments

Stewart Langdon

Partner

LocationLeapFrog Investments

Stewart leads investments in LeapFrog’s priority markets in South Asia. He co-led LeapFrog’s landmark investments... Read More

Stewart Langdon

Partner

Stewart leads investments in LeapFrog’s priority markets in South Asia. He co-led LeapFrog’s landmark investments in Shriram, Mahindra, BIMA and SMK.

Stewart has 15 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and private equity. His experience includes mergers, acquisitions, disposals,
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LeapFrog Investments

Riikka Talvitie

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity (Portfolio and Risk Management Department)

LocationFINNFUND

Riikka Talvitie joined Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (Finnfund) in 2006 after working as... Read More

Riikka Talvitie

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
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FINNFUND

Scott Mackin

Energy & Infrastructure Council Co-Chair, Managing Partner and Co-President

LocationDenham Capital

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co‐President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s... Read More

Scott Mackin

Energy & Infrastructure Council Co-Chair, Managing Partner and Co-President

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co‐President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s Power team. Scott brings 25 years of energy experience to Denham and is a member of the Management Committee, Executive Committee, Investment Committee, and Valuation
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Denham Capital

Gabrielle Trebat

Director, Brazil and Southern Cone Practice

LocationMcLarty Associates

Prior to joining MA in 2011, Ms. Trebat served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business... Read More

Gabrielle Trebat

Director, Brazil and Southern Cone Practice

Prior to joining MA in 2011, Ms. Trebat served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Affairs and Public Liaison at the US Department of Treasury, where she oversaw outreach to the private sector, labor, and NGO communities. A dual national
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McLarty Associates

Eliot D. Pence

Director, Africa Practice Lead

LocationMcLarty Associates

Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Mr. Pence served as a Director for the Whitaker Group,... Read More

Eliot D. Pence

Director, Africa Practice Lead

Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Mr. Pence served as a Director for the Whitaker Group, where he advised multinational companies on their strategies in over 20 markets throughout sub-Saharan Africa. He has written extensively on doing business in frontier markets
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McLarty Associates

Andrew Affleck

Managing Partner

LocationArmstrong Asset Management

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management. The firm manages a... Read More

Andrew Affleck

Managing Partner

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management. The firm manages a US$164 million Southeast Asia PE fund focused on the development and construction of clean energy infrastructure projects, such as solar, wind and mini-hydro. The fund
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Armstrong Asset Management

Shailesh Dash

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

LocationRegulus Capital

Shailesh Dash

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Regulus Capital

S. Sriniwasan

Managing Director

LocationKotak Investment Advisors

S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak... Read More

S. Sriniwasan

Managing Director

S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, since January 2017.

Srini has played a crucial role in setting up and building the Alternate Assets business at KIAL. He established one of
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Kotak Investment Advisors

Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

LocationIFC Asset Management Company

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through... Read More

Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through August 2010, he headed the sector team responsible globally for IFC’s investments in solar, wind and other renewables supply chains, as well as for energy-efficient
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IFC Asset Management Company

TBD

LocationCordiant Capital

TBD

Cordiant Capital

Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

LocationGEEREF

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the... Read More

Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2009. Previously, he was a Senior Investment Officer in the Africa Caribbean and Pacific department, where he oversaw the development
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GEEREF

Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

Location International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm... Read More

Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Crist leads IFC’s investments in equity, mezzanine and senior debt, for exploration & production, pipelines, LNG export and regasification,
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Priscila Rodrigues

Partner

LocationBozano Investimentos

Mrs. Rodrigues is a senior partner responsible for the consumer, retail and services private equity... Read More

Priscila Rodrigues

Partner

Mrs. Rodrigues is a senior partner responsible for the consumer, retail and services private equity practice at Bozano Investimentos. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentration in Private Equity and Real Estate. Prior to joining Bozano Investimentos,
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Bozano Investimentos

Simon Currie

Partner

LocationNorton Rose Fulbright

Simon Currie

Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

LocationHarith General Partners (Pty) Ltd.

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630... Read More

Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630 million Private Equity Fund investing in both Greenfield and expansionary Infrastructure Projects on the African Continent. Emile leads the PAIDF Investment Team in identifying, evaluating,
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Harith General Partners (Pty) Ltd.

Ana Zarruk

Vice President

LocationPantheon

Ana joined Pantheon in 2012 and has over 10 years of investment experience. At Pantheon... Read More

Ana Zarruk

Vice President

Ana joined Pantheon in 2012 and has over 10 years of investment experience. At Pantheon focuses on the evaluation, selection, and monitoring of Latin American investment opportunities. Ana is an observer member on the Emerging Markets Investment Committee and a
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Pantheon

Philip Haddad

CEO

Location Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Philip Haddad

CEO

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Darius Lilaoonwala

Head, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund

LocationIFC AMC

Darius joined AMC in November 2012 as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior... Read More

Darius Lilaoonwala

Head, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund

Darius joined AMC in November 2012 as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior to joining AMC, Darius was Global Head of Equity for the Infrastructure & Natural Resources sectors at IFC.  Between 2001 and 2009, Darius headed IFC’s
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IFC AMC

David Mathewson

SEAF President

LocationSmall Enterprise Assistance Funds

David Mathewson joined SEAF as President in 2016. Mr. Mathewson chairs SEAF’s Global Investment Committee... Read More

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

Jurie Swart

Cheif Executive Officer

LocationAfrican Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director... Read More

Jurie Swart

Cheif Executive Officer

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director on the AIIM Board since 2009 and was appointed as CEO in 2014. Jurie is also a member of the AIIM investment committee.Since the beginning
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African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Somit Varma

Energy & Infrastructure Council Co-Chair, Managing Director

LocationWarburg Pincus LLC

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on... Read More

Somit Varma

Energy & Infrastructure Council Co-Chair, Managing Director

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on energy investments. Previously, he was global head of the natural resources group at the International Finance Corporation with a focus on emerging markets. Mr. Varma
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Warburg Pincus LLC

Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

LocationCrescent Capital

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm... Read More

Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm focused on energy and infrastructure, based in Istanbul.

Aygen has 19 years of project finance and investment experience in emerging markets. His areas of expertise include
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Crescent Capital

Jake Cusack

Frontier Markets Council Chair, Managing Partner

LocationCrossBoundary

Jake Cusack is co-managing partner of CrossBoundary, a frontier market investment firm whose clients include... Read More

Jake Cusack

Frontier Markets Council Chair, Managing Partner

Jake Cusack is co-managing partner of CrossBoundary, a frontier market investment firm whose clients include development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, public policy research institutions, and the US Government. In addition to their advisory business, CrossBoundary has
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CrossBoundary

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie

Frontier Markets Council Vice Chair, Partner

LocationGlobal Capital Management

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie has more than 14 years of experience in merchant banking and private... Read More

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie

Frontier Markets Council Vice Chair, Partner

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie has more than 14 years of experience in merchant banking and private equity. He has a wealth of experience across many areas including private equity, mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets and restructuring.

He started his
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Global Capital Management

Eldar Abdrazakov

Chief Executive Officer

LocationCentras Capital

Eldar Abdrazakov is the Founder & Chief Executive of Centras Capital, a Kazakh leading non-bank financial... Read More

Eldar Abdrazakov

Chief Executive Officer

Eldar Abdrazakov is the Founder & Chief Executive of Centras Capital, a Kazakh leading non-bank financial services group. He chairs the Boards of Group’s principle subsidiaries in insurance, capital markets and private equity. Centras through its two insurance subsidiaries commands #3
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Centras Capital

Stuart Bradley

Senior Partner

Location Phatisa

Stuart Bradley, Senior Partner, Phatisa has 18 years of private equity experience in Africa with... Read More

Stuart Bradley

Senior Partner

Stuart Bradley, Senior Partner, Phatisa has 18 years of private equity experience in Africa with CDC Capital Partners, Aureos Capital and Phatisa Group. He is the co-founder of Phatisa Group, which has over US$ 285 million of capital under management.
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Phatisa

William Doffermyre

Vice President and General Counsel

LocationOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

William Doffermyre serves as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment... Read More

William Doffermyre

Vice President and General Counsel

William Doffermyre serves as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. As Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. Doffermyre leads the agency’s legal affairs department, which provides legal guidance to OPIC’s main business lines in
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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Stephen D. Cashin

Chief Executive Officer

LocationPan African Capital Group

Stephen D. Cashin is the founder and CEO of Pan African Capital Group (PACG). Established... Read More

Stephen D. Cashin

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen D. Cashin is the founder and CEO of Pan African Capital Group (PACG). Established in 2004, PACG focuses on three key areas; investment banking and advisory services, asset management, and private equity throughout Africa. PACG has a portfolio of
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Pan African Capital Group

Yana Kakar

Global Managing Partner

LocationDalberg

Yana Watson Kakar is the Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In this... Read More

Yana Kakar

Global Managing Partner

Yana Watson Kakar is the Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In this role, Yana stewards the firm’s global strategy and oversees activities across Dalberg’s 14 offices worldwide.In her client work, Yana advises leaders across the public, philanthropic,
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Dalberg

Tim Purcell

Managing Partner

LocationLinzor Capital Partners

Tim Purcell is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Linzor Capital Partners. He previously worked... Read More

Tim Purcell

Managing Partner

Tim Purcell is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Linzor Capital Partners. He previously worked for close to twenty years at J.P. Morgan in the investment banking and private equity areas. He started his career in New York in 1986
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Linzor Capital Partners

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer

LocationCatalyst Principal Partners

Paul Kavuma is  the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Principal Partners, and serves as a... Read More

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Kavuma is  the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Principal Partners, and serves as a member of the Catalyst Investment Committee. Paul has 18 years of management consulting, entrepreneurial, investment banking and private equity experience. He was previously a Director
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Catalyst Principal Partners

Enrico Canu

Head of Equity Unit

LocationEIB

Enrico Canu is Head of Unit, Equity, at the EIB responsible for investments in private... Read More

Enrico Canu

Head of Equity Unit

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
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EIB

Leith M. Masri

Founding Partner

LocationFoursan Group

Leith Masri is a Founding Partner of Foursan Group, a leading Middle Eastern private equity... Read More

Leith M. Masri

Founding Partner

Leith Masri is a Founding Partner of Foursan Group, a leading Middle Eastern private equity firm which was established in 2000 and manages funds primarily investing in accelerated growth companies in the Levant and North Africa.  Previously, Mr. Masri was
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Foursan Group

Gerhard Pries

Chief Executive Officer

LocationSarona Asset Management

Gerhard Pries

Chief Executive Officer

Sarona Asset Management

Dominic Scriven

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

LocationDragon Capital

Dominic Scriven, OBE graduated in Law and Sociology from Exeter University in 1985.  In over... Read More

Dominic Scriven

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Dominic Scriven, OBE graduated in Law and Sociology from Exeter University in 1985.  In over twenty-nine years of investing throughout Asia, he has worked for M&G (UK), Citicorp (HK), and Sun Hung Kai (HK).  He moved to Vietnam in 1991,
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Dragon Capital

Geoffrey L. Tassinari

President & Chief Executive Officer

Location Madagascar Development Partners

Geoffrey Tassinari is a French national who was educated in France and the USA.

Since 2004,... Read More

Geoffrey L. Tassinari

President & Chief Executive Officer

Geoffrey Tassinari is a French national who was educated in France and the USA.

Since 2004, he is the Antananarivo-based Executive Chairman of Madagascar Development Partners LLC (MDP), a pioneering venture capital/private equity company focused on Madagascar and the Western Indian
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Madagascar Development Partners

Patricia M. Dinneen

Impact Investing Council Chair, Senior Advisor

LocationEMPEA

Patricia M. Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. She... Read More

Patricia M. Dinneen

Impact Investing Council Chair, Senior Advisor

Patricia M. Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. She joined EMPEA in February 2014 as a Senior Advisor and was appointed Chair of the EMPEA Impact Investing Council in 2013, to help professionalize and
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EMPEA

Monica Brand

Managing Director, Frontier Investments Group

LocationQuona Capital

Monica Brand is the founding principal director of Accion’s Frontier Investments Group. Monica has spent... Read More

Monica Brand

Managing Director, Frontier Investments Group

Monica Brand is the founding principal director of Accion’s Frontier Investments Group. Monica has spent her career in the financial services and social enterprise sectors, expanding and enhancing the value offered to the majority. Prior to assuming this role, Monica
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Quona Capital

Robert Petty

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

LocationClearwater 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

Arun Gore

President and Chief Executive Officer

LocationGray Ghost Ventures

Arun Gore as the President and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures is responsible for portfolio... Read More

Arun Gore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Arun Gore as the President and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures is responsible for portfolio management and day-to-day operations of the management company Gray Ghost Management & Operations. He also serves as a board member of a number of the
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Gray Ghost Ventures

Gloria Nelund

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Location TriLinc Global

Gloria Nelund spent 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful and... Read More

Gloria Nelund

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Gloria Nelund spent 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful and visible executives in the international investment management industry. After retiring from Deutsche Bank as CEO of their $50 billion North America Private Wealth Management division,
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TriLinc Global

Rebecca Xu

Board of Directors 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... 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

Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner

LocationLeapFrog Investments

Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial... Read More

Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner

Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial services companies in Africa and Asia. Jim leads LeapFrog’s work in South Asia as well as the firm's Europe office.

Jim is a leading expert in
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LeapFrog Investments

Jean-Michel Severino

CEO

LocationInvestisseurs & Partenaires

Jean-Michel Severino succeeded Patrice Hoppenot in May 2011 as CEO of "Investisseurs et Partenaires" (I&P),... Read More

Jean-Michel Severino

CEO

Jean-Michel Severino succeeded Patrice Hoppenot in May 2011 as CEO of "Investisseurs et Partenaires" (I&P), an impact investing and private equity firm, which focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises and microfinance institutions in Africa. He now works on implementing the
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Investisseurs & Partenaires

Eytan M. Stibbe

Founding Director

LocationVital Capital Fund

Eytan M. Stibbe, Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, has been involved in investment in... Read More

Eytan M. Stibbe

Founding Director

Eytan M. Stibbe, Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, has been involved in investment in Africa for the past 26 years. Mr. Stibbe studied Mathematics & Computer Science at Bar Ilan University and completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration
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Vital Capital Fund

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

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

LocationCDC 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

Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity

LocationresponsAbility Investments AG

Rik Vyverman's role at responsAbility includes heading the Ventures Equity department as well as being... Read More

Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity

Rik Vyverman's role at responsAbility includes heading the Ventures Equity department as well as being responsible for all venture capital/private equity investments in sectors such as health care, energy, education, sustainable agriculture, etc.
Professional Background:

responsAbility Investments AG

Maninder Saluja

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... 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

Joseph McDonald

Private Equity Associate

LocationZurich Alternative Asset Management

Joseph McDonald is an Associate at Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC (“ZAAM”), the in-house alternative... Read More

Joseph McDonald

Private Equity Associate

Joseph McDonald is an Associate at Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC (“ZAAM”), the in-house alternative asset investment unit of Zurich Insurance Group. At ZAAM, Joe is part of the private equity team responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing on
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Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Runa Alam

Board of Directors, CEO and Partner

LocationDevelopment 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)

Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

LocationEncourage Capital

Adam Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the... Read More

Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

Adam Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the Investment Committee. Wolfensohn Fund Management is an emerging markets oriented investment firm with focus areas in financial inclusion and low carbon energy. Since 2002, he
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Encourage Capital

Fernando Borges

Board of Directors, 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... 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

Felipe Vilá Gonzalez

Latin America Council Chair, Director General

LocationCorporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V., “Fondo de Fondos”

Felipe Vilá Gonzalez is the CEO of “Fondo de Fondos”, a corporation established by NAFIN,... Read More

Felipe Vilá Gonzalez

Latin America Council Chair, Director General

Felipe Vilá Gonzalez is the CEO of “Fondo de Fondos”, a corporation established by NAFIN, BANOBRAS, BANCOMEXT and FOCIR, four development banks in Mexico. The Corporation has committed US 709 million in 59 Private Equity / Venture Capital Funds that
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Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V., “Fondo de Fondos”

Joaquín Ávila Garcés

Senior Managing Director

LocationEMX Capital

Joaquin Avila currently acts as Senior Managing Director and Co‐founder of EMX Capital. Prior to... Read More

Joaquín Ávila Garcés

Senior Managing Director

Joaquin Avila currently acts as Senior Managing Director and Co‐founder of EMX Capital. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director and Fund Head for Carlyle Mexico Partners of The Carlyle Group. Global Partner since 2008. Spearheaded opening of Carlyle
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EMX Capital

Haydee Celaya

Latin America Council Vice Chair, Chief Investment Officer

LocationAvanz

Haydee Celaya is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where she is the Chief Investment Officer... Read More

Haydee Celaya

Latin America Council Vice Chair, Chief Investment Officer

Haydee Celaya is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where she is the Chief Investment Officer and Chairs the Investment Committee. Ms. Celaya has direct oversight for the firm’s investment activities in several emerging markets, including Latin America, and leads the
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Avanz

Jeffrey Liebert

CEO

LocationGazelle Finance

Jeffrey Liebert is the CEO of the fund manager Gazelle Finance and successfully raised $42M... Read More

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

Cesar Collier

Managing Director Head of Brazil

LocationSiguler Guff & Company

Cesar Collier is a Managing Director of Siguler Guff and head of the Firm's São... Read More

Cesar Collier

Managing Director Head of Brazil

Cesar Collier is a Managing Director of Siguler Guff and head of the Firm's São Paulo office. Mr. Collier, who joined Siguler Guff in February 2011, is a senior member of the BRIC investment team. Prior to joining Siguler Guff,
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Siguler Guff & Company

Diego Cordoba

CEO & Managing Director

LocationTeka Capital

Diego Córdoba is a Co-founder, Managing Partner and Investment Professional of Teka Capital. He has... Read More

Diego Cordoba

CEO & Managing Director

Diego Córdoba is a Co-founder, Managing Partner and Investment Professional of Teka Capital. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, M&A and corporate finance. Prior to founding Teka Capital, he served during 4 years as CEO of
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Teka Capital

Piero Minardi

Managing Director

LocationWarburg 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

Peter Cornelius

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Economics

LocationThe Carlyle Group

Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, the private equity arm of The... Read More

Peter Cornelius

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Economics

Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, the private equity arm of The Carlyle Group’s Global Solutions Group. In his current position, he heads AlpInvest’s economic and strategic research. Prior to this, he was the Group Chief Economist
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The Carlyle Group

Sanjay Nayar

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... 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

LocationAfricInvest

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

Carlos Garcia

Managing Partner

LocationVictoria Capital Partners

Carlos Garcia is the Managing Partner of the Firm based in Buenos Aires´ office. Mr.... Read More

Carlos Garcia

Managing Partner

Carlos Garcia is the Managing Partner of the Firm based in Buenos Aires´ office. Mr. García also serves as a consultant to Credit Suisse with respect to DLJMB’s three remaining South American investments. In 2006, Mr. García co-founded DLJSAP and
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Victoria Capital Partners

Carlos Heneine

Co-head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

LocationQuilvest

Carlos Heneine joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in Dubai, from where... Read More

Carlos Heneine

Co-head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Carlos Heneine joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in Dubai, from where he co-manages QS GEO PEP, Quilvest’s Global Emerging Opportunities Private Equity Program. He is involved in direct and co-investment opportunities primarily in Latin America and
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Quilvest

David Wilton

Managing Director

LocationMorgan Stanley

David Wilton is a Managing Director for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity... Read More

David Wilton

Managing Director

David Wilton is a Managing Director for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity Fund Group where he is leading initiatives in Investing With Impact. David is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the EMPEA and a
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Morgan Stanley

Janusz Heath

Managing Partner

LocationCapital Dynamics

Janusz is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Management Emerging Markets at Capital Dynamics.... Read More

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

Drew Guff

Managing Director And Founding Partner

LocationSiguler 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

Aditya Aggarwal

Partner

Location IDFC

Aditya is a founding member of the core investment team at IDFC Alternatives which set... Read More

Aditya Aggarwal

Partner

Aditya is a founding member of the core investment team at IDFC Alternatives which set up IDFC’s Infrastructure Funds business in 2007 currently comprising two funds with an aggregate corpus of ~ US$ 2 billion. At IDFC Alternatives, Aditya primarily
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IDFC
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 Managing Director, 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