About

The Private Credit Council is an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to fund managers that make privately placed credit investments in emerging markets. It is the only pan-emerging markets group of general partners active across the full spectrum of private credit investing, from traditional mezzanine investments, balance sheet restructuring and direct lending to distressed firms and stressed credits on a pooled basis.  The Council focuses on sharing best practices and strengthening market participants’ understanding of the attributes and opportunities inherent to this asset class.

David Creighton

Private Credit Council Chair, Senior Advisor

Location EMPEA

David has accumulated over 35 years of experience in international capital markets in a career... Read More

David Creighton

Private Credit Council Chair, Senior Advisor

David has accumulated over 35 years of experience in international capital markets in a career that has taken him around the globe. Returning to his native Montreal in 1999, he co-founded Cordiant, a pioneer of private credit financing for investments
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EMPEA

Colin Rezek

Private Credit Council Vice Chair, Managing Partner

LocationVantage Mezzanine

Colin Rezek is a director of Vantage Capital and a founder of the business. He... Read More

Colin Rezek

Private Credit Council Vice Chair, Managing Partner

Colin Rezek is a director of Vantage Capital and a founder of the business. He has day-to-day responsibilities for the origination and assessment of mezzanine fund and balance-sheet investments. He is a member of the Vantage Mezzanine Fund’s investment committee.

Colin
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Vantage Mezzanine

Ahmad Al-Sati

Managing Director - Special Situations

LocationAlbright Capital Management

Ahmad Al-Sati focuses on special situation private investments in emerging markets. He has more than... Read More

Ahmad Al-Sati

Managing Director - Special Situations

Ahmad Al-Sati focuses on special situation private investments in emerging markets. He has more than 15 years of direct experience in credit analysis, bankruptcy investing, restructurings, private equity and rescue finance.

Prior to his time at Albright Capital, Mr. Al-Sati was
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Albright Capital Management

Carola Bose

Investment Manager

LocationDEG

Carola is Director and Head of DEG’s Africa Investment team for Funds, Equity and Mezzanine.... Read More

Carola Bose

Investment Manager

Carola is Director and Head of DEG’s Africa Investment team for Funds, Equity and Mezzanine. Carola joined DEG in 2009 and, prior to her current role, was responsible for origination, execution and portfolio management for DEG’s Asia Equity and Funds
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DEG

Benjamin Edwards

Managing Partner

LocationSyntaxis Capital

Ben is the Managing Partner of Syntaxis and a founder of the Firm. He has... Read More

Benjamin Edwards

Managing Partner

Ben is the Managing Partner of Syntaxis and a founder of the Firm. He has over 25 years of direct leveraged finance experience and is responsible for implementing the investment strategy of the Funds the Firm advises. In addition to
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Syntaxis Capital

Richard Frank Jr.

Managing Director, Latin American Mezzanine

LocationDarby Private Equity

Richard Frank joined Darby in 2007 and is responsible for the management of Darby's Latin... Read More

Richard Frank Jr.

Managing Director, Latin American Mezzanine

Richard Frank joined Darby in 2007 and is responsible for the management of Darby's Latin America Mezzanine Fund I and Fund II (DLAMF I and II). He serves as Investment Committee member for DLAMF II and he was a member
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Darby Private Equity

Simon Howie

Co-Head of SA & Africa Fixed Income

Location Investec Asset Management

Simon is a co-head of SA & Africa Fixed Income and portfolio manager on various... Read More

Simon Howie

Co-Head of SA & Africa Fixed Income

Simon is a co-head of SA & Africa Fixed Income and portfolio manager on various credit strategies. He joined the firm in 2005 when he was tasked with building its domestic credit business and capabilities. Investec Asset Management now holds
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Investec Asset Management

Keith Innes

Managing Director

Location Clearwater Capital

Keith Innes joined Clearwater in 2014 and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.... Read More

Keith Innes

Managing Director

Keith Innes joined Clearwater in 2014 and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Based in New York, Mr. Innes is responsible for Clearwater’s Business Development and Investor Relations activities. Mr. Innes has more than 25 years of experience
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Clearwater Capital

George Monserrat

Managing Director

LocationThe Rohatyn Group

George Monserrat is a Managing Director at the Rohatyn Group (“TRG”), an asset management firm... Read More

George Monserrat

Managing Director

George Monserrat is a Managing Director at the Rohatyn Group (“TRG”), an asset management firm focused on emerging markets. Mr. Monserrat joined TRG’s New York office in 2004 to build the special situations investment practice, where his primary focus has
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The Rohatyn Group

Yaser Moustafa

Senior Managing Director

LocationNBK Capital

Yaser Moustafa

Senior Managing Director

NBK Capital

William Pearce

Investment Funds Department

LocationOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

William (“Bill”) Pearce has been with OPIC since July 2005, having held a number of... Read More

William Pearce

Investment Funds Department

William (“Bill”) Pearce has been with OPIC since July 2005, having held a number of investment and management roles with the agency, working predominantly in the Investment Funds Department (IFD). Within IFD he originates new fund opportunities in numerous
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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Sabita Prakash

Managing Director

LocationADM Capital

Sabita Prakash is Managing Director at ADM Capital and chairs ADM Capital’s Investment Committee for... Read More

Sabita Prakash

Managing Director

Sabita Prakash is Managing Director at ADM Capital and chairs ADM Capital’s Investment Committee for Asia. Sabita also champions within the firm those investments that have an impact angle in partnership with the ADM Capital Foundation. Prior to joining ADM
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ADM Capital

Luc Rigouzzo

Managing Partner

Location Amethis Finance

Luc Rigouzzo is Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance an investment fund focusing on... Read More

Luc Rigouzzo

Managing Partner

Luc Rigouzzo is Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance an investment fund focusing on long term responsible investment in Africa built in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

Luc Rigouzzo was, from June 2006 to December 2010, the CEO
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Amethis Finance

S. Sriniwasan

Managing Director

LocationKotak Investment Advisors

S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak... Read More

S. Sriniwasan

Managing Director

S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, since January 2017.

Srini has played a crucial role in setting up and building the Alternate Assets business at KIAL. He established one of
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Kotak Investment Advisors

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LocationCordiant Capital

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Cordiant 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