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EMPEA’s Limited Partners Council is an advisory group comprised of senior private equity investors representing investment institutions such as pension funds, insurance companies, family offices, foundations and endowments actively investing across both developed and emerging markets. The Council aims to provide a professional forum for private equity portfolio managers to exchange best practices information on emerging markets investing as well as to guide EMPEA’s efforts to serve and engage with institutional investors globally.

Jesús Argüelles

Limited Partners Council Chair, Portfolio Manager

LocationOntario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Jesús Argüelles joined Teachers' in 2013 and is part of the senior team responsible for... Read More

Jesús Argüelles

Limited Partners Council Chair, Portfolio Manager

Jesús Argüelles joined Teachers' in 2013 and is part of the senior team responsible for fund investing and portfolio management, focusing on the Americas. Prior to Teachers', Mr Argüelles was a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equity (PE) Program of
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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Richard Rincón

Limited Partners Council Vice Chair, Head of EM PE

LocationUTIMCO

Richard Rincon is an Emerging Markets (EM) investment officer at UTIMCO, which manages the $34+... Read More

Richard Rincón

Limited Partners Council Vice Chair, Head of EM PE

Richard Rincon is an Emerging Markets (EM) investment officer at UTIMCO, which manages the $34+ billion University of Texas endowments and associated funds. At UTIMCO, Mr. Rincon is responsible for global EM private equity investments with a particular focus on
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UTIMCO

Sarah K Anderson

Senior Manager, Alternative Investments

LocationUniversity of Missouri System

Sarah K Anderson

Senior Manager, Alternative Investments

University of Missouri System

Camilla Axvi

Head of Private Equity, External Managers

LocationAP2

Camilla Axvi

Head of Private Equity, External Managers

AP2

Leo Chiu

Principal, Private Equity

LocationCPPIB

Leo joined CPP Investment Board in 2008 when the Hong Kong office was established. He... Read More

Leo Chiu

Principal, Private Equity

Leo joined CPP Investment Board in 2008 when the Hong Kong office was established. He is a senior member of the Private Equity Asia team that manages Asian private equity funds and co-investments. Prior to joining CPP Investment Board, Leo
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CPPIB

Sarah Corr

Senior Portfolio Manager Private Equity

LocationCalPERS

Sarah Corr

Senior Portfolio Manager Private Equity

CalPERS

Tryfan Evans

Director of Investments

LocationTufts University Endowment

Tryfan Evans

Director of Investments

Tufts University Endowment

Alcina Goosby

Special Investment Officer

LocationNew York State Common Retirement Fund

Alcina Goosby joined the New York State Common Retirement Fund (“NYSCRF”) in 2007. While at... Read More

Alcina Goosby

Special Investment Officer

Alcina Goosby joined the New York State Common Retirement Fund (“NYSCRF”) in 2007. While at NYSCRF, she has lead or co-lead approximately $4 Billion in Private Equity Fund Commitments, and manages a Private Equity portfolio of over $5 billion. Ms.
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New York State Common Retirement Fund

Peter Keehn

Global Head of Private Equity

LocationAllstate Investments, LLC

Peter Keehn

Global Head of Private Equity

Allstate Investments, LLC

Serge Lépine

Chief Executive Officer

LocationThe Qatar Abu Dhabi Investment Company (QADIC)

Serge Lépine has worked in Asia and the Middle East for the last 18 years... Read More

Serge Lépine

Chief Executive Officer

Serge Lépine has worked in Asia and the Middle East for the last 18 years acting as LP and direct investor for global institutions including the Caisse de Dépot et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and
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The Qatar Abu Dhabi Investment Company (QADIC)

Nicolas Bañados Lyon

Managing Director of Private Equity

LocationMegeve Investments

Nicolas Bañados Lyon is Managing Director of Private Equity at Megeve Investments, one of the... Read More

Nicolas Bañados Lyon

Managing Director of Private Equity

Nicolas Bañados Lyon is Managing Director of Private Equity at Megeve Investments, one of the leading family offices in Latin America. Formerly, he held the position of VP and Portfolio Manager at Megeve Inverstments managing a portfolio of fixed income
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Megeve Investments

Georges Nasr

Investment Manager

LocationExport Development Canada

Georges Nasr

Investment Manager

Export Development Canada

Anthony O’Toole

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer

LocationTruth Initiative

Anthony O’Toole is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer who oversees the... Read More

Anthony O’Toole

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer

Anthony O’Toole is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Investment Officer who oversees the Foundation’s Finance, Administration, and Investment Activities. He oversees the Foundation’s operatingbudget and working closely with the Foundation’s board treasurer and investment advisory committee, manages the
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Truth Initiative

Alona Ponomareva

Principal Portfolio Manager ,Private Equity

LocationWorld Bank Pension Plan

Alona Ponomareva is Principal Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, for the World Bank Pension Plan. The... Read More

Alona Ponomareva

Principal Portfolio Manager ,Private Equity

Alona Ponomareva is Principal Portfolio Manager, Private Markets, for the World Bank Pension Plan. The World Bank Group (WBG) is the world’s largest development finance institution.

Mrs. Ponomareva is directly responsible for making private equity investments and managing the private equity
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World Bank Pension Plan

Jean Potvin

Investment Manager

LocationCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Jean Potvin

Investment Manager

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity

LocationQIC Global Private Equity

Marcus Simpson has more than 20 years’ experience establishing and expanding private equity programs across... Read More

Marcus Simpson

Head of Global Private Equity

Marcus Simpson has more than 20 years’ experience establishing and expanding private equity programs across the globe. He founded QIC’s Global Private Equity capabilities in 2005 and today, manages $5.0bn of AUM invested into funds and direct investments globally.

Before joining
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QIC Global Private Equity

Brad Thawley

Investment Professional, Emerging Markets

LocationTeacher Retirement System of Texas

Brad Thawley

Investment Professional, Emerging Markets

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Deanna Winter

Portfolio Manager

LocationCALSTRS

Deanna Winter

Portfolio Manager

CALSTRS
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