Peter Cornelius

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Economics

The Carlyle Group

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 of Royal Dutch Shell, chief economist and Director of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Program, Head of International Economic Research of Deutsche Bank, a senior economist with the International Monetary Fund, and a staff economist of the German Council of Economic Advisors.

A German national, Peter Cornelius has been the chairman of the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s working group on developing private equity risk measurement guidelines. He has been a visiting professor at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, an adjunct professor at Brandeis University and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. He is the author of International Investments in Private Equity (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2011) and a co-author of Mastering Illiquidity (Wiley, 2013). He studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and received his doctorate in economics from the University of Göttingen.