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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

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

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

Chris Jurgens

Impact Investing Council Vice Chair, Director

LocationOmidyar

Chris Jurgens

Impact Investing Council Vice Chair, Director

Omidyar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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responsAbility Investments AG

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
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