EMPEA’s Frontier Markets Council is an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to fund managers, institutional investors and industry advisers active in the frontier markets. The Council provides a forum for its members to collaborate, share best practices and steer EMPEA’s frontier markets-related research and programming.
The ESG Reference Guide is an initiative by EMPEA’s Frontier Markets Council with input from our LP and DFI Councils. EMPEA has created this reference guide in an effort to facilitate this information exchange and communicate the availability of these resources. This guide is designed to serve as a reference and written for a diverse set of practitioners – those with and without ESG management experience.
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
Middle East Vice-Chair, Frontier Markets Vice-Chair, and Managing 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.
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
Thomas C. Barry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P., an emerging markets investment management company which he founded in 1994. Zephyr has sponsored twenty-two specialized investment funds with approximately US$2 billion in committed capital. Zephyr’s
Stuart Bradley, Senior Partner, Phatisa has 18 years of private equity experience in Africa with CDC Capital Partners, Aureos Capital and Phatisa Group. He is the co-founder of Phatisa Group, which has over US$ 285 million of capital under management.
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,
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
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