About

Frontier Markets Council

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

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

Stephen D. Cashin

Chief Executive Officer

LocationPan Africa 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 Africa Capital Group

Theophilus Emuwa

Partner

LocationAelex

Theophilus Emuwa's practice is focused on commercial law. He is a fellow of the Chartered... Read More

Theophilus Emuwa

Partner

Theophilus Emuwa's practice is focused on commercial law. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, and was the Vice Chair of the Tax Law Review Committee of the Institute. Deputy Consultant Editor, 'Nigerian Tax Notes'.
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Aelex

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

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

Tara O'Connor

Chief Executive Officer

Location Africa Risk Consulting

Tara O’Connor is founder and Chief Executive of Africa Risk Consulting & ARC Briefing –... Read More

Tara O'Connor

Chief Executive Officer

Tara O’Connor is founder and Chief Executive of Africa Risk Consulting & ARC Briefing – Africa’s essential online business information service.  Africa Risk Consulting (ARC) provides clients with political risk information and consulting, corporate investigations and integrity due diligence, sector
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Africa Risk Consulting

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
EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

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