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Asia Council

Robert Petty

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Clearwater Capital Partners

Robert Petty is Chair of EMPEA's Board of Directors and a Member of its Asia... Read More

Robert Petty

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Robert Petty is Chair of EMPEA's Board of Directors and a Member of its Asia Council.

Mr. Petty is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearwater Capital Partners and a member of the firm's Investment and Management Committees. Since founding the Firm
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Clearwater Capital Partners

Rebecca Xu

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Asia Alternatives Management LLC

Rebecca Xu serves as Vice Chair of EMPEA's Board of Directors and a Member of... Read More

Rebecca Xu

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Rebecca Xu serves as Vice Chair of EMPEA's Board of Directors and a Member of its Asia Council.

Ms. Xu is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Asia Alternatives. Ms. Xu leads Asia Alternatives' Beijing office and is also a part
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Asia Alternatives Management LLC

Maninder Saluja

Co-Head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Quilvest

Maninder Saluja serves as Treasurer of EMPEA's Board of Directors and a Member of its... Read More

Maninder Saluja

Co-Head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Maninder Saluja serves as Treasurer of EMPEA's Board of Directors and a Member of its Asia Council.

Mr. Saluja joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in and responsible for the oversight of Quilvest’s Hong Kong office, from where
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Quilvest

Sanjay Nayar

Member and Chief Executive Officer

KKR India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Sanjay Nayar serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Asia Council.

Mr. Nayar (Mumbai) joined... Read More

Sanjay Nayar

Member and Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Nayar serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Asia Council.

Mr. Nayar (Mumbai) joined KKR in 2009 and is CEO of KKR India. Prior to joining KKR, he served as CEO of Citigroup’s Indian and South Asian operations and
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KKR India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Yichen Zhang

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

CITIC Capital

Yichen Zhang serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Asia Council.

Mr. Zhang is the... Read More

Yichen Zhang

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Yichen Zhang serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Asia Council.

Mr. Zhang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital. He joined CITIC Group in 2000 as an Executive Director of CITIC Pacific and President of CITIC
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CITIC Capital

Dr. Archana Hingorani

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

IL&FS Investment Managers Limited

Dr. Archana Hingorani, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, IL&FS Investment Managers Limited, has over... Read More

Dr. Archana Hingorani

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Dr. Archana Hingorani, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, IL&FS Investment Managers Limited, has over 25 years experience in the financial services business, teaching and research. Her focus has been on private equity, project finance and financial structuring, with a
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IL&FS Investment Managers Limited

Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

Debevoise

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of... Read More

Andrew M. Ostrognai

Partner

Andrew M. Ostrognai is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Chair of the firm’s private equity practice in Asia. He has extensive experience in forming all types of private equity funds, from large pan-Asian buy-out funds to
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Debevoise

Brian Lim

Principal

Pantheon Ventures

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

Brian Lim

Principal

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
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Pantheon Ventures

David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

HQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent... Read More

David Pierce

Managing Director and Head of Asia HQ Capital

David Pierce is Managing Director & Head of Asia for HQ Capital, a leading independent alternative investment manager that currently has more than US$12 billion in assets under management in private equity and real estate. Based in HQ Capital’s Hong
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HQ Capital

Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

AIF Capital

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in... Read More

Peter Amour

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Amour has worked with AIF Capital since 1998 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003. He has resided in Hong Kong since 1985 and has over 25 years of private equity and investment experience in Asia. He was a
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AIF Capital

Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

Tata Capital Limited Tata Capital Growth Fund

Akhil is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4 private... Read More

Akhil Awasthi

Founding Managing Partner

Akhil is a consummate private equity professional having raised/managed US$ 1 Billion across 4 private equity funds, invested in 24 transactions with 8 exits across a span of 2 decades. He joined Tata Capital in 2009 after working with Baring
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Tata Capital Limited Tata Capital Growth Fund

Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

Asia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Mr. Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014... Read More

Harjit Bhatia

Executive Chairman

Mr. Bhatia rejoined Asia Growth Capital Advisors (AGCA) as Executive Chairman, effective 1st December 2014 from PineBridge Asia Partners, where he was responsible for managing Asia Opportunities Fund II (AOF II) as Managing Partner & CEO from July 2012 –
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Asia Growth Capital Advisors (S) Pte Ltd

Mukul Gulati

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Zephyr Peacock Management India

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Zephyr Peacock Management India.

Mukul has 18... Read More

Mukul Gulati

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Mukul Gulati is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Zephyr Peacock Management India.

Mukul has 18 years of experience in the investment business including private equity, investment research and general management. Mukul is responsible for overall leadership of the Zephyr Peacock
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Zephyr Peacock Management India

Suyi Kim

Managing Director

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Suyi Kim is responsible for Asian private equity fund investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment... Read More

Suyi Kim

Managing Director

Suyi Kim is responsible for Asian private equity fund investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”). She has also been instrumental in establishing CPPIB’s presence in Asia including opening an office in Hong Kong in 2008.  Prior to CPPIB,
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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Hemal Mirani

Managing Director

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Baring Private Equity Asia

Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of... Read More

Jean Eric Salata

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jean Eric Salata is the Chief Executive and Founding Partner of Baring Private Equity Asia, Chairman of the Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Mr. Salata oversees all investment and divestment decisions made at the Firm, as
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Baring Private Equity Asia

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

IDG Ventures India

Mr. Sudhir Sethi is Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG... Read More

Sudhir Sethi

Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Sudhir Sethi is Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures manages over US$6 Billion globally and has a portfolio of over 200 technology companies. Sudhir currently serves on the Board of Directors at Aujas
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IDG Ventures India

Mark Shipman

Partner

Clifford Chance

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types... Read More

Mark Shipman

Partner

Mark Shipman has extensive experience advising on the structuring, establishment and promotion of all types of investment funds, including private equity and real estate funds, hedge funds and other alternatives. Mark also specialises in asset management, securities, banking and insurance
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Clifford Chance

M.K. Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

IDFC Alternatives Limited

M.K. Sinha (“MK”) is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience.  He is... Read More

M.K. Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

M.K. Sinha (“MK”) is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience.  He is currently the Managing Partner & CEO, IDFC Alternatives Limited, one of the largest multi-asset class fund managers in India with ~US$3.4B under management. Earlier, MK
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IDFC Alternatives Limited

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

Adams Street Partners

Yar-Ping Soo

Partner

Adams Street Partners

John Stephens

Managing Director

Pomona Capital

Based in Hong Kong, John focuses on Pomona’s secondary and primary fund-of-funds businesses in Asia... Read More

John Stephens

Managing Director

Based in Hong Kong, John focuses on Pomona’s secondary and primary fund-of-funds businesses in Asia and emerging markets, including on sourcing and analysis for private equity investments, and on relationships with regional limited partners. Before joining Pomona, John was a
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Pomona Capital

Ian Teo

Investment Specialist

Asian Development Bank

Ian Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015. As... Read More

Ian Teo

Investment Specialist

Ian Teo joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as an Investment Specialist in 2015. As part of the Private Sector Operations Department, he is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity (PE) fund investments for ADB. Additionally, Mr. Teo is
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Asian Development Bank

Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

HPEF Capital Partners Limited

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a... Read More

Marcus Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

Marcus Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, joined HPEF Capital Partners Limited in 1992 and has been a member of the firm’s Investment Committees since 1993 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2012.  Headland Capital Partners is one of Asian’s longest established regional
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HPEF Capital Partners Limited

Pote Videt

Managing Director

Lombard Investments

Pote Videt is Managing Director of Lombard Investments with primary responsibility for investments in Southeast... Read More

Pote Videt

Managing Director

Pote Videt is Managing Director of Lombard Investments with primary responsibility for investments in Southeast Asia. Lombard is a leading international private equity investment manager with offices in Bangkok, Hong Kong and San Francisco, and extensive working relationships in Manila,
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Lombard Investments

Deborah Orida

CPPIB

MK Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

IDFC

MK Sinha

Managing Partner & CEO

IDFC

Dan Kim

Managing Director

Pomona Capital

Dan Kim

Managing Director

Pomona Capital
EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

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