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Mark Kenderdine-Davies

EMPEA Board of Directors Secretary, Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, Chief Legal Officer

LocationCDC Group plc

Mark Kenderdine-Davies is the Chief Legal Officer of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of

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Mark Kenderdine-Davies

EMPEA Board of Directors Secretary, Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, Chief Legal Officer

Mark Kenderdine-Davies is the Chief Legal Officer of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of the company’s legal, regulatory and tax affairs. In addition to leading the company’s legal and tax team, Mark is an experienced private funds investor having


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CDC Group plc

Antonio Cintra

Partner

LocationTozziniFreire Advogados

Antonio Felix is Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and

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Antonio Cintra

Partner

Antonio Felix is Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the coordinators of TozziniFreire's Japan Practice Group. Antonio Felix has extensive experience in capital market operations, national and international financings, securitizations, project finance,


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TozziniFreire Advogados

John Daghlian

Partner

LocationAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

John has advised on the establishment of LBO funds, venture capital funds, clean tech and

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John Daghlian

Partner

John has advised on the establishment of LBO funds, venture capital funds, clean tech and renewable energy funds, emerging market funds, real estate funds, country specific funds (including funds for Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary, China and India), distressed debt


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Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

William Doffermyre

Vice President and General Counsel

LocationOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

William Doffermyre serves as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment

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William Doffermyre

Vice President and General Counsel

William Doffermyre serves as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. As Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. Doffermyre leads the agency’s legal affairs department, which provides legal guidance to OPIC’s main business lines in


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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Location Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private

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Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private equity and corporate advisory teams, and is a member of its energy and natural resources team. Her specialisations include acquisitions, project finance for energy, gas


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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

James Ford

Partner

LocationO'Melveny & Myers LLP

James Ford

Partner

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Laura Friedrich

Partner

Location Shearman & Sterling LLP

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration

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Laura Friedrich

Partner

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration in private fund formation, structuring and compliance matters. She is also the firm’s co-hiring partner. Ms. Friedrich has extensive experience working with U.S. and international


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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Location Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation.

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Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation. Labeled a “private equity ace” by Legal Week, he is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK (2011) and described as “one of the


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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

LocationAZB & Partners

Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners. Zia is one

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Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners. Zia is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She has a B.A. (Law) from Cambridge, an LLM from Harvard, and is a member of the New York State


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AZB & Partners

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel Technology and Private Equity

LocationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member

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Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel Technology and Private Equity

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Gordon is global lead counsel for IFC's funds investment practice. He has represented IFC in a number of complex funds


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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Chike Obianwu

Partner

LocationTemplars

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a

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Chike Obianwu

Partner

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University College London and is admitted to practise in Nigeria and in England & Wales. He was formerly joint


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Templars

Bayo Odubeko

Partner, Corporate Finance

LocationNorton Rose Fulbright

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Bayo Odubeko

Partner, Corporate Finance

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Bayo has advised extensively in the emerging markets with a particular focus on Africa. Bayo advises many of the leading Africa focussed private equity and


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Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel

LocationActis

Paul Owers is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and

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Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel

Paul Owers is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and transactional legal support. Paul joined Actis in 1994 with responsibility for all legal aspects of the portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa. The scope of his role


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Actis

George Springsteen

Head of Legal

Location IFC Asset Management Company

George Springsteen joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has

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George Springsteen

Head of Legal

George Springsteen joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has overall responsibility for legal matters relating to AMC and its Funds. Before joining AMC, George was Chief Counsel in IFC’s Legal Department, working on private


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IFC Asset Management Company

James Stull

Partner

LocationKing & Spalding LLC

James Stull is a partner based in the Dubai office in our Private Funds and

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James Stull

Partner

James Stull is a partner based in the Dubai office in our Private Funds and Capital Markets practices.  James primarily focuses on advising sponsors of private investments funds and REITs.  James regularly represents Middle East and international sponsors to establish


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King & Spalding LLC

Mara Topping

Partner

LocationWhite & Case LLP

Mara Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on

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Mara Topping

Partner

Mara Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on domestic and international private equity investment funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

Ms. Topping has extensive experience in the formation, structuring and issuance of securities


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White & Case LLP

Thomas B. Trimble

Partner

LocationWinston & Strawn

Tom is a leading international transactions, private equity and project finance lawyer with over 30

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Thomas B. Trimble

Partner

Tom is a leading international transactions, private equity and project finance lawyer with over 30 years of experience in cross-border and emerging markets transactions, representing clients in over 60 countries across five continents, including in the infrastructure, energy, mining, telecommunications,


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Winston & Strawn

Cindy Valentine

Partner

LocationSimmons & Simmons

Cindy Valentine

Partner

Simmons & Simmons

Nigel Wellings

Partner

LocationClifford Chance

Nigel Wellings

Partner

Clifford Chance

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance

LocationCapital Dynamics

Harald Zeiter is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member

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Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance

Harald Zeiter is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee at Capital Dynamics, a Swiss based asset management company that invests in private equity and clean energy infrastructure. Capital Dynamics manages


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Capital Dynamics
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