About

The EMPEA Team

Shannon Stroud

Vice President

Programs & Business Development

As EMPEA’s Vice President, Programs and Business Development, Shannon Stroud manages EMPEA’s portfolio of programs... Read More

Shannon Stroud

Vice President

As EMPEA’s Vice President, Programs and Business Development, Shannon Stroud manages EMPEA’s portfolio of programs and revenue-generating activities, including the IFC-EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference, Private Equity in Africa Leadership Summit and Private Equity in Emerging Markets as well as...
Read More »

Programs & Business Development

Randy Mitchell

Vice President

Strategic Engagement

As Vice President, Strategic Engagement, Randy Mitchell oversees the planning, development and implementation of EMPEA’s... Read More

Randy Mitchell

Vice President

As Vice President, Strategic Engagement, Randy Mitchell oversees the planning, development and implementation of EMPEA’s new strategic engagement activities with our members.

Prior to EMPEA, Randy worked as Chief Strategist Private Equity and Venture Capital for the U.S. Government where...
Read More »

Strategic Engagement

Ann Marie Plubell

Vice President

Regulatory Affairs

Ann Marie is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of EMPEA’s regulatory advocacy activities.... Read More

Ann Marie Plubell

Vice President

Ann Marie is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of EMPEA’s regulatory advocacy activities. She works with the organization’s Legal and Regulatory Council, member firms, partners and other global stakeholders to effectively influence regulatory outcomes in support of the...
Read More »

Regulatory Affairs

Holly Radel

Vice President

Marketing & Communications

Holly Radel is the Vice President, Marketing and Communications at EMPEA. Holly manages communications with... Read More

Holly Radel

Vice President

Holly Radel is the Vice President, Marketing and Communications at EMPEA. Holly manages communications with EMPEA Members and industry stakeholders, in addition to overseeing the EMPEA’s technology platforms. Holly's other core responsibilities include strategic development of the association’s long-term growth...
Read More »

Marketing & Communications

Kyoko Terada

Vice President

Membership & Industry Partners

Kyoko Terada is the Vice President of Membership and Industry Partners, responsible for all aspects... Read More

Kyoko Terada

Vice President

Kyoko Terada is the Vice President of Membership and Industry Partners, responsible for all aspects of member relationship management. Kyoko leads EMPEA’s work in identifying ways for members to maximize their membership experience, and manages outreach and engagement strategies with...
Read More »

Membership & Industry Partners

Jeff Schlapinski

Director

Research

Jeff Schlapinski is the Director of Research at EMPEA, where he leads a team producing... Read More

Jeff Schlapinski

Director

Jeff Schlapinski is the Director of Research at EMPEA, where he leads a team producing industry data, analysis and in-depth reporting on private equity, private credit, infrastructure and real assets investing in emerging economies. In addition to providing quarterly market...
Read More »

Research

Victoria Carrion

Senior Manager

Membership & Industry Partners

Victoria Carrion

Senior Manager

Membership & Industry Partners

Olivia Drouhaut

Manager

Programs & Business Development

Olivia Drouhaut is the Manager of Programs & Business Development at EMPEA, where she is... Read More

Olivia Drouhaut

Manager

Olivia Drouhaut is the Manager of Programs & Business Development at EMPEA, where she is responsible for organizing and coordinating conferences, trainings and web seminars within EMPEA’s programs portfolio, including the IFC/EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference, the Private Equity in...
Read More »

Programs & Business Development

Leela Vosko

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Leela manages EMPEA's global engagement with key industry stakeholders, including emerging markets-focused private capital fund... Read More

Leela Vosko

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Leela manages EMPEA's global engagement with key industry stakeholders, including emerging markets-focused private capital fund managers, institutional investors, industry advisors and the financial press. She is also responsible for strategic marketing and communications initiatives encompassing EMPEA's data and research portfolio,...
Read More »

Rae Winborn

Manager

Rae Winborn is a Senior Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers China. Prior to... Read More

Rae Winborn

Manager

Rae Winborn is a Senior Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers China. Prior to working at EMPEA, Rae participated in a 6-month social entrepreneurship fellowship based in Hyderabad, India, where she worked for a school analytics and improvement company,...
Read More »

Luke Moderhack

Manager

Luke Moderhack is a Senior Research Analyst at EMPEA, where he covers CEE/CIS and MENA.... Read More

Luke Moderhack

Manager

Luke Moderhack is a Senior Research Analyst at EMPEA, where he covers CEE/CIS and MENA. As an undergraduate, he conducted research on the Saarland’s post-WWI currency transition and studied German in Munich. Luke graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A....
Read More »

Michele Rucker

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

Email: ruckerm@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1230

... Read More

Michele Rucker

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

Email: ruckerm@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1230

...
Read More »

Isabelle Diop

Senior Research Analyst

Isabelle Diop is a Senior Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers Sub-Saharan Africa and... Read More

Isabelle Diop

Senior Research Analyst

Isabelle Diop is a Senior Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers Sub-Saharan Africa and India. She is from Senegal and is fluent in French. Prior to joining EMPEA, she worked for UBS and Paris-based Amundi Asset Management. She graduated...
Read More »

Kevin Horvath

Senior Research Analyst

Email: horvathk@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1224

... Read More

Kevin Horvath

Senior Research Analyst

Email: horvathk@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1224

...
Read More »

Drew Gorman

Coordinator, Membership & Industry Partners

Email: gormand@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1241

... Read More

Drew Gorman

Coordinator, Membership & Industry Partners

Email: gormand@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1241

...
Read More »

Sabrina Katz

Research Analyst

Sabrina is a Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers India and China. Sabrina graduated... Read More

Sabrina Katz

Research Analyst

Sabrina is a Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers India and China. Sabrina graduated from the London School of Economics and Columbia University's Dual Master's Program in International & World History, where she focused on sustainable development in historical...
Read More »

Camden Walker

Director, Operations

Email: walkerc@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1225

... Read More

Camden Walker

Director, Operations

Email: walkerc@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 333 8171, ext. 1225

...
Read More »

Senior Advisor

André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

LocationEthos Private Equity

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in... Read More

André Roux

Africa Council Chair, Senior Advisor, Founding Partner

André Roux is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.
He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception
Read More »

Ethos Private Equity

Runa Alam

Board of Directors, CEO and Partner

LocationDevelopment Partners International(DPI)

Runa Alam is a Co-Founding Partner and CEO of DPI. She has 28 years of... Read More

Runa Alam

Board of Directors, CEO and Partner

Runa Alam is a Co-Founding Partner and CEO of DPI. She has 28 years of investment banking, emerging market management and private equity experience. For the three years before starting DPI, Ms. Alam was Chief Executive of two African private
Read More »

Development Partners International(DPI)

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

LocationMetier / Lereko Metier

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and... Read More

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and served articles at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. Mr. Dalais was then employed in trade financing activities with Merchant Shippers, a subsidiary
Read More »

Metier / Lereko Metier

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

LocationEmerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ... Read More

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  With six funds and over $1.6 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP
Read More »

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Murray Grant

Managing Director

LocationCDC

Murray Grant joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner.... Read More

Murray Grant

Managing Director

Murray Grant joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He has a long history of working and investing in Africa and began his career as an engineer on the Kiambere Hydro-Electric Scheme in Kenya
Read More »

CDC

Matthew Hunt

Director

LocationSouth Suez Capital

Matthew Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for... Read More

Matthew Hunt

Director

Matthew Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for an established South African fund-of-private equity funds and sits on the Investment Committee of the first independent Africa focused fund of private equity funds. He
Read More »

South Suez Capital

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

LocationActis

Adiba Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks... Read More

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Adiba Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and multinationals, many of which had subsidiaries in the emerging markets. This experience triggered her interest in the provision of finance in to markets where
Read More »

Actis

Alison Klein

LocationFMO

Alison Klein

FMO

Brian Lim

Asia Council Chair, Partner

LocationPantheon Ventures

Brian Lim focuses on the sourcing, selection and monitoring of private equity funds in Asia.... Read More

Brian Lim

Asia Council Chair, Partner

Brian Lim focuses on the sourcing, selection and monitoring of private equity funds in Asia. He was previously a portfolio director with CDC Group, the emerging markets specialist, where he helped build their Asian portfolio and sat on a number
Read More »

Pantheon Ventures

Stephen Murphy

LocationQalaa Holdings

Stephen Murphy

Qalaa Holdings

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

LocationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

LocationHelios Investment Partners

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”),... Read More

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), an Africa-focused Private Equity firm which operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities, aggregating more than $1.7 billion in capital commitments. He
Read More »

Helios Investment Partners

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

LocationAfrican Capital Alliance (ACA)

Afolabi Oladele joined African Capital Alliance in 1999, following a successful career in the oil... Read More

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

Afolabi Oladele joined African Capital Alliance in 1999, following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, He was responsible for ACA’s investment and other related activities in the oil & gas sector until mid 2013. Afolabi has worked
Read More »

African Capital Alliance (ACA)

Felix Olale

Partner

LocationLeapFrog Investments

Dr. Felix Olale is a Partner at LeapFrog and the firm’s Global Co-Leader for Health... Read More

Felix Olale

Partner

Dr. Felix Olale is a Partner at LeapFrog and the firm’s Global Co-Leader for Health Investments. He is also an entrepreneur and physician-scientist, renowned for his work building businesses and investing in healthcare in emerging markets.

Prior to Leapfrog, Dr Olale
Read More »

LeapFrog Investments

Ziad Oueslati

Board of Directors, Managing Director

LocationAfricInvest

Ziad Oueslati is the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest the first PE fund management... Read More

Ziad Oueslati

Board of Directors, Managing Director

Ziad Oueslati is the MD and co-founding Partner of AfricInvest the first PE fund management company in the Maghreb and one of the leading players in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Mr. Oueslati participated to the structuring and raising of several investment funds
Read More »

AfricInvest

Ashish Patel

LocationThe Abraaj Group

Ashish Patel

The Abraaj Group

Eliot D. Pence

Director, Africa Practice Lead

LocationMcLarty Associates

Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Mr. Pence served as a Director for the Whitaker Group,... Read More

Eliot D. Pence

Director, Africa Practice Lead

Prior to joining McLarty Associates, Mr. Pence served as a Director for the Whitaker Group, where he advised multinational companies on their strategies in over 20 markets throughout sub-Saharan Africa. He has written extensively on doing business in frontier markets
Read More »

McLarty Associates

 

As a Founding Member Firm of EMPEA , I am proud of what the organization achieved. I look forward to playing an active role on the Board of Directors as we enter our next phase.

Drew Guff | Managing Director and Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company

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

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