About

The EMPEA Team

Cate Ambrose

EMPEA Board of Directors, CEO

EMPEA

Cate Ambrose is CEO and Board Member of EMPEA, the global industry association for private

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Cate Ambrose

EMPEA Board of Directors, CEO

Cate Ambrose is CEO and Board Member of EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. Members include 300+ fund managers, institutional investors, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, development finance institutions, and industry advisors who manage more

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EMPEA

Holly Radel

Managing Director

Marketing & Communications

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

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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

Jeff Schlapinski

Senior Director

Research

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

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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

Joyce Berman

Director

Membership & Industry Partners

bermanj@empea.net | +1 202-524-6102, ext. 3025 (m) +1 541-554-6652

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Joyce Berman

Director

bermanj@empea.net | +1 202-524-6102, ext. 3025 (m) +1 541-554-6652

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Membership & Industry Partners

Olivia Drouhaut

Manager

Programs & Business Development

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

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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

Megan Smith

Manager

Programs & Business Development

smithm@empea.net | +1.202.524.6121

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Megan Smith

Manager

smithm@empea.net | +1.202.524.6121

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Programs & Business Development

Sabrina Katz

Manager

Research

Sabrina is a Manager at EMPEA, where she covers the Middle East, Africa, and Latin

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Sabrina Katz

Manager

Sabrina is a Manager at EMPEA, where she covers the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, as well as the wider emerging market Impact Investing and ESG space. Sabrina graduated from the London School of Economics and Columbia University’s Dual

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Research

Alan Williams

Associate

Marketing & Communications

Email: williamsa@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 524 6118, ext. 1238

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Alan Williams

Associate

Email: williamsa@empea.net | Phone: +1 202 524 6118, ext. 1238

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Marketing & Communications

Anissa Eleuterio

Associate

Marketing & Communications

Email: eleuterioa@empea.net | Phone: +1 202-524-6105, ext. 1009

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Anissa Eleuterio

Associate

Email: eleuterioa@empea.net | Phone: +1 202-524-6105, ext. 1009

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Marketing & Communications

Katherine Stepanian

Analyst

Research

Katherine Stepanian is a Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers China. She obtained her

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Katherine Stepanian

Analyst

Katherine Stepanian is a Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers China. She obtained her B.A. from the George Washington University, majoring in International Economics with a regional focus in Eurasia and East Asia and double-minoring in Economics and Russian

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Research

Ashton Adams

Analyst

Research

Ashton Adams is a Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers Emerging Asia. Ashton obtained

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Ashton Adams

Analyst

Ashton Adams is a Research Analyst at EMPEA, where she covers Emerging Asia. Ashton obtained an MSc in Research for International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, graduating with merit. Her dissertation, which

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Research

Catherine E. O’Connor

Analyst

Research

oconnorc@empea.net | +1 (202) 524-6104

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Catherine E. O’Connor

Analyst

oconnorc@empea.net | +1 (202) 524-6104

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Research

Alex Fichter

Analyst

Research

fichtera@empea.net |+1 (202) 524-6126

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Alex Fichter

Analyst

fichtera@empea.net |+1 (202) 524-6126

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Research

Steve Okun

CEO, Singapore-based APAC Advisors

ASEAN Representative

Steven Okun, EMPEA’s ASEAN Representative, is Founder and CEO of Singapore-based APAC Advisors, a public

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Steve Okun

CEO, Singapore-based APAC Advisors

Steven Okun, EMPEA’s ASEAN Representative, is Founder and CEO of Singapore-based APAC Advisors, a public affairs consultancy working with clients on ESG, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. Steve has lived and worked in Asia since 2003, most recently for EMPEA member

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ASEAN Representative

Barış Öney

Founder and Managing Partner, Globalturk Capital

EMPEA Country Representative – Turkey

Barış Öney has over 29 years of diverse, global experience in pre- and post -investment

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Barış Öney

Founder and Managing Partner, Globalturk Capital

Barış Öney has over 29 years of diverse, global experience in pre- and post -investment management, M&As, IPOs and strategic advisory. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Globalturk Capital, he has been acting as a venture partner for Turkish

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EMPEA Country Representative – Turkey

 

 

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 Co-Executive Chairman, 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