About

The EMPEA Team

Holly Radel

Managing Director

Marketing & Communications

Holly Radel is a Managing Director at EMPEA and co-leads the organization's operations, strategic direction... Read More

Holly Radel

Managing Director

Holly Radel is a Managing Director at EMPEA and co-leads the organization's operations, strategic direction and growth initiatives. Holly also manages Marketing and Communications, including directing EMPEA's investor relations activities and developing its global community of limited partners as part...
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Marketing & Communications

Shannon Stroud

Managing Director

Programs & Business Development

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

Shannon Stroud

Managing Director

As EMPEA’s Managing Director, 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...
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Programs & Business Development

Kyoko Terada

Managing Director

Membership & Industry Partners

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

Kyoko Terada

Managing Director

Kyoko Terada is the Managing Director 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...
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Membership & Industry Partners

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...
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Regulatory Affairs

Jeff Schlapinski

Senior Director

Research

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

Jeff Schlapinski

Senior Director

Jeff Schlapinski is the Senior 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...
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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...
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Programs & Business Development

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,...
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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....
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Michele Rucker

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

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

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Michele Rucker

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

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

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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...
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Kevin Horvath

Senior Research Analyst

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

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Kevin Horvath

Senior Research Analyst

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

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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...
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Drew Gorman

Coordinator, Membership & Industry Partners

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

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Drew Gorman

Coordinator, Membership & Industry Partners

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

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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

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
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Ethos Private Equity

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

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

Michael Barth

Development Finance Institution Council Chair, Senior Advisor

LocationEMPEA

R. Michael Barth is Managing Partner of Barth & Associates LLC, an independent Emerging Markets investment... Read More

Barth

Development Finance Institution Council Chair, Senior Advisor

R. Michael Barth is Managing Partner of Barth & Associates LLC, an independent Emerging Markets investment advisory firm. Mr. Barth is a member of the Board of Directors of FINCA Microfinance Holding; the SEC
registered TriLinc Global Impact Fund; SFC— Finance Company
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EMPEA

Sanjiv Kapur

Senior Advisor

Sanjiv Kapur serves as Senior Advisor at EMPEA. Sanjiv brings to the organization over 25... Read More

Kapur

Senior Advisor

Sanjiv Kapur serves as Senior Advisor at EMPEA. Sanjiv brings to the organization over 25 years of emerging markets private equity investment experience and contributes to EMPEA’s global mission through his deep industry relationships and diverse market expertise. Previously, he
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Peter Tropper

Senior Advisor

Peter Tropper is a Senior Advisor to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). He... Read More

Tropper

Senior Advisor

Peter Tropper is a Senior Advisor to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). He recently retired as Chief Investment Officer in IFC's Private Equity Group, which had commitments of more than $3.0 billion in over 180 private equity funds
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Kelly Williams

Senior Advisor

Kelly is a Senior Advisor to GCM Grosvenor with a focus on diversity and corporate... Read More

Williams

Senior Advisor

Kelly is a Senior Advisor to GCM Grosvenor with a focus on diversity and corporate social responsibility. Kelly joined GCM Grosvenor in 2014 and served as President of GCM Grosvenor Private Markets until June of 2015, where she was a
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Patricia M. Dinneen

Impact Investing Council Chair, Senior Advisor

LocationEMPEA

Patricia M. Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. She... Read More

Dinneen

Impact Investing Council Chair, Senior Advisor

Patricia M. Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. She joined EMPEA in February 2014 as a Senior Advisor and was appointed Chair of the EMPEA Impact Investing Council in 2013, to help professionalize and
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EMPEA

 

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