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Fernando Borges

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts
The Carlyle Group
Fernando Borges

EMPEA Board of Directors Vice Chair, 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

Guillermo Cabieses

Principal, General Counsel & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Nexus Group
Guillermo Cabieses

Principal, General Counsel & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Mr. Guillermo Cabieses acts as Principal, General Counsel & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Nexus Group Nexus Group and has been with the them since 2017. Before joining Nexus, Mr. Cabieses worked at Credicorp Ltd., where he was Credicorp Capital’s


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Nexus Group

Cesar Collier

Managing Director Head of Brazil
Siguler Guff & Company
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

Dirk Donath

Managing Partner
L Catterton
Dirk Donath

Managing Partner

Mr. Donath is a Managing Partner at L Catterton focused on Latin America. He was a Senior Managing Director and Partner at Eton Park Capital Management, responsible for private equity and illiquid investment activities in emerging markets. Previously, he was


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L Catterton

Joaquin Avila Garcés

Senior Managing Director
EMX Capital
Joaquin Avila 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

Felipe Vila Gonzalez

Latin America Council Chair, Director General
Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V., “Fondo de Fondos”
Felipe Vila 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”

Piero Minardi

EMPEA Board of Directors, Managing Director
Warburg Pincus
Piero Minardi

EMPEA Board of Directors, 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

Tim Purcell

Managing Partner
Linzor Capital Partners
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

Priscila Rodrigues

Partner
Crescera Investimentos
Priscila Rodrigues

Partner

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


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Crescera Investimentos

Gregorio Schneider

Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer
TC Latin America Partners
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

Ana Zarruk

Principal
Pantheon
Ana Zarruk

Principal

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
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 Co-Executive Chairman, 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