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Hany Assaad

Co-Founder and Chief Portfolio and Risk Officer

LocationAvanz Capital

Mr. Assaad is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where he is Chief Portfolio and Risk

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Assaad

Co-Founder and Chief Portfolio and Risk Officer

Mr. Assaad is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where he is Chief Portfolio and Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. He is a respected senior investment and finance professional with over 30 years of experience, including serving as CIO in


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Avanz Capital

Abir Attia

Senior Manager – Responsible investing

LocationAfricInvest

“Abir joined AfricInvest in 2009 and is in charge of Responsible Investing actively shaping the

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Attia

Senior Manager – Responsible investing

“Abir joined AfricInvest in 2009 and is in charge of Responsible Investing actively shaping the development of the Group’s ESG and Impact strategy at all stages of the investment process. Abir works alongside the investment teams and the portfolio companies


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AfricInvest

Atiyah Curmally

Principal Environmental Specialist with IFC’s Environmental, Social and Governance Department

Atiyah Curmally is a Principal Environmental Specialist with IFC’s Environmental, Social and Governance Department. Her

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Curmally

Principal Environmental Specialist with IFC’s Environmental, Social and Governance Department

Atiyah Curmally is a Principal Environmental Specialist with IFC’s Environmental, Social and Governance Department. Her responsibilities include the development of IFC’s ESG strategy for public capital markets and support to senior management on global sustainability issues connected to financial markets


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Mark Eckstein

Director, Environmental & Social Responsibility

LocationCDC Group plc

Mark joined CDC in 2013 and is the Co-Director of Environment and Social team, where

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Eckstein

Director, Environmental & Social Responsibility

Mark joined CDC in 2013 and is the Co-Director of Environment and Social team, where he has oversight of the fund’s and debt business lines.  Before joining CDC he headed up WWFs international finance  program (2007-2013) and prior to that


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CDC Group plc

Walter van Helvoirt

Environmental & Social Officer

LocationFMO

Walter van Helvoirt has been working for FMO's Private Equity department for 6+ years. The

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Helvoirt

Environmental & Social Officer

Walter van Helvoirt has been working for FMO's Private Equity department for 6+ years. The Private Equity team has invested in over 125 GPs and has a significant portfolio or direct (co-) investments, together some EUR$2b in committed capital. FMO's


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FMO

Laura Kemp-Pedersen

Chief Marketing Officer

LocationLeapFrog Investments

Kemp-Pedersen

Chief Marketing Officer

LeapFrog Investments

Alison Kieler

Vice President and Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

LocationEmerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Alison Kieler is Vice President and Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters at

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Kieler

Vice President and Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Alison Kieler is Vice President and Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters at Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), an African-focused private equity fund manager that has raised over $3.0 billion for investment on the continent. Ms. Kieler works closely


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Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Shami Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment

LocationActis

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, working closely with investment colleagues and company management

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Nissan

Head of Responsible Investment

Shami leads Actis’ approach to responsible investment, working closely with investment colleagues and company management to assess and manage ESG issues, helping to build world-class businesses and to deliver societal benefits.

Before joining Actis in 2014 she was as a senior


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Actis

Oriane Schoonbroodt

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Location Label R

Oriane is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Label R.
Label R. creates the world’s first

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Schoonbroodt

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Oriane is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Label R.
Label R. creates the world’s first ESG & ethical certification for fund managers and private equity funds. Our objective, enhancing their reputation to facilitate business & investments opportunities.

Oriane is a former


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Label R

Jim Seymour

Managing Partner

LocationPontefract Global Strategies, LLC

Mr. Seymour has over 43 years of investment experience in international and emerging markets through

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Seymour

Managing Partner

Mr. Seymour has over 43 years of investment experience in international and emerging markets through 18 years at Bankers Trust living and working in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Latin America; 13 years at Commonfund Capital managing international/emerging markets


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Pontefract Global Strategies, LLC
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

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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

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