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Felipe Vilá Gonzalez

Latin America Council Chair, Director General

LocationCorporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V., “Fondo de Fondos”

Felipe Vilá Gonzalez is the CEO of “Fondo de Fondos”, a corporation established by NAFIN,

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Felipe Vilá 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”

Haydee Celaya

Latin America Council Vice Chair, Chief Investment Officer

LocationAvanz

Haydee Celaya is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where she is the Chief Investment Officer

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Haydee Celaya

Latin America Council Vice Chair, Chief Investment Officer

Haydee Celaya is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where she is the Chief Investment Officer and Chairs the Investment Committee. Ms. Celaya has direct oversight for the firm’s investment activities in several emerging markets, including Latin America, and leads the


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Avanz

Fernando Borges

EMPEA Board of Directors Treasurer, Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts

Location The Carlyle Group

Fernando Borges serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Mr. Borges is

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Fernando Borges

EMPEA Board of Directors Treasurer, 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

LocationNexus Group

Mr. Guillermo Cabieses acts as Principal, General Counsel & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Nexus

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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

LocationSiguler Guff & Company

Cesar Collier is a Managing Director of Siguler Guff and head of the Firm's São

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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

Diego Cordoba

CEO & Managing Director

LocationTeka Capital

Diego Córdoba is a Co-founder, Managing Partner and Investment Professional of Teka Capital. He has

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Diego Cordoba

CEO & Managing Director

Diego Córdoba is a Co-founder, Managing Partner and Investment Professional of Teka Capital. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, M&A and corporate finance. Prior to founding Teka Capital, he served during 4 years as CEO of


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Teka Capital

Peter Cornelius

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Economics

LocationThe Carlyle Group

Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, the private equity arm of The

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Peter Cornelius

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Economics

Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, the private equity arm of The Carlyle Group’s Global Solutions Group. In his current position, he heads AlpInvest’s economic and strategic research. Prior to this, he was the Group Chief Economist


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The Carlyle Group

Dirk Donath

Managing Partner

LocationL Catterton

Mr. Donath is a Managing Partner at L Catterton focused on Latin America. He was

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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

Joaquín Ávila Garcés

Senior Managing Director

LocationEMX Capital

Joaquin Avila currently acts as Senior Managing Director and Co‐founder of EMX Capital. Prior to

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Joaquín Ávila 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

Carlos Heneine

Co-head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

LocationQuilvest

Carlos Heneine joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in Dubai, from where

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Carlos Heneine

Co-head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Carlos Heneine joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in Dubai, from where he co-manages QS GEO PEP, Quilvest’s Global Emerging Opportunities Private Equity Program. He is involved in direct and co-investment opportunities primarily in Latin America and


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Quilvest

Luiz Lopes

Senior Managing Partner

Location Brookfield Asset Management

Luiz Lopes is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in

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Luiz Lopes

Senior Managing Partner

Luiz Lopes is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in Brazil and is the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Brazil. Luiz is based in Rio de Janeiro and has over 38 years of experience in


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Brookfield Asset Management

Elizabeth Martínez

Director

LocationCorporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Elizabeth has worked for over 25 years in the Banking Industry and currently oversees Private

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Elizabeth Martínez

Director

Elizabeth has worked for over 25 years in the Banking Industry and currently oversees Private Equity & Venture Capital investments at CAF –the Development Bank of Latin America. Additionally, she is a member of the Board at CAF-AM, an asset


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Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Piero Minardi

Managing Director

LocationWarburg Pincus

Piero Minardi serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Piero Minardi is

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Piero Minardi

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

Sebastian Popik

Managing Partner

LocationAqua Capital

Sebastián Popik is the founder and managing partner of Aqua Capital. He has fifteen years

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Sebastian Popik

Managing Partner

Sebastián Popik is the founder and managing partner of Aqua Capital. He has fifteen years of private equity experience in South America focused on agribusiness, food and logistics and a comprehensive experience creating operational value. As part of his


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Aqua Capital

Tim Purcell

Managing Partner

LocationLinzor Capital Partners

Tim Purcell is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Linzor Capital Partners. He previously worked

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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

LocationCrescera Investimentos

Mrs. Rodrigues is a senior partner responsible for the consumer, retail and services private equity

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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

Alex Rossi

Managing Partner

LocationLIV Capital

Alex Rossi has over 24 years of investment banking and private equity experience in the

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Alex Rossi

Managing Partner

Alex Rossi has over 24 years of investment banking and private equity experience in the U.S. and Latin America. Since 2014, Mr. Rossi is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Latin Idea Ventures, the largest Mexico-based institutional venture capital fund


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LIV Capital

Gregorio Schneider

Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer

Location TC Latin America Partners

Gregorio Schneider is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of TC Latin America

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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

Scott Voss

Managing Director

LocationHarbourVest Partners

Scott Voss is a managing director who joined HarbourVest in 1999. He focuses on primary

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Scott Voss

Managing Director

Scott Voss is a managing director who joined HarbourVest in 1999. He focuses on primary partnership investments in the emerging markets, Asia, and the U.S., as well as global cleantech investments. Scott has worked out of both HarbourVest's Boston and


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HarbourVest Partners

Peter Witte

Associate Director, Private Equity

LocationEY

As an Associate Director in EY’s private equity group, Pete leads EY’s research and analysis

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Peter Witte

Associate Director, Private Equity

As an Associate Director in EY’s private equity group, Pete leads EY’s research and analysis initiatives in the PE space, managing a global team of industry analysts to produce insights and thought leadership designed to keep clients informed about topics


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EY

Ana Zarruk

Vice President

LocationPantheon

Ana joined Pantheon in 2012 and has over 10 years of investment experience. At Pantheon

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Ana Zarruk

Vice President

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