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EMPEA Leadership and Governance

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

Teresa Barger

Co-Founder and CEO

Cartica Management, LLC

Teresa Barger serves as Vice Chair of EMPEA's Board of Director.

Ms. Barger has spent 21... Read More

Teresa Barger

Co-Founder and CEO

Teresa Barger serves as Vice Chair of EMPEA's Board of Director.

Ms. Barger has spent 21 years investing in emerging markets companies at the International Finance Corporation. She was Director of Corporate Governance for the World Bank and IFC from 2004
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Cartica Management, LLC

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

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

General Counsel

CDC Group plc

Mark Kenderdine-Davies serves as Secretary for EMPEA's Board of Directors and Chair of its Legal... Read More

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

General Counsel

Mark Kenderdine-Davies serves as Secretary for EMPEA's Board of Directors and Chair of its Legal & Regulatory Council.

Mark, a British national, is General Counsel of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. Mark manages
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CDC Group plc

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

Runa Alam

CEO and Partner

Development Partners International(DPI)

Runa Alam serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Ms. Alam is a... Read More

Runa Alam

CEO and Partner

Runa Alam serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Ms. 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
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Development Partners International(DPI)

Tom Barry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Zephyr Management, L.P.

Thomas C. Barry serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Barry is the President and Chief... Read More

Tom Barry

President and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas C. Barry serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Barry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P., an emerging markets investment management company which he founded in 1994. Zephyr sponsors thirteen specialized investment funds with approximately
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Zephyr Management, L.P.

Fernando Borges

Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts

The Carlyle Group

Fernando Borges serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Mr. Borges is... Read More

Fernando Borges

Managing Partner, Head of South American Buyouts

Fernando Borges serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Mr. Borges is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Carlyle South America Buyout group focused on private equity investment opportunities in South America. He is based in
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The Carlyle Group

Paul Fletcher

Chairman

Actis

Paul Fletcher serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Fletcher has spent his career working and... Read More

Paul Fletcher

Chairman

Paul Fletcher serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Fletcher has spent his career working and investing in the emerging markets. Today, he is Senior Partner of pan-emerging markets private equity fund: Actis.

Paul is now based in London but spends most
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Actis

Rashad Kaldany

Executive Vice-President, Emerging Markets,Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Rashad Kaldany serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Kaldany is in charge of implementing Caisse... Read More

Rashad Kaldany

Executive Vice-President, Emerging Markets,Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Rashad Kaldany serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Kaldany is in charge of implementing Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s strategy to capitalize on the growth in emerging markets. This strategy is designed to enable la Caisse to increase
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Maria C. Kozloski

Chief Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Maria C. Kozloski serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its DFI Council.

Ms. Kozloski is... Read More

Maria C. Kozloski

Chief Investment Officer

Maria C. Kozloski serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its DFI Council.

Ms. Kozloski is Global Head and Chief Investment Officer of Private Equity Funds for the International Finance Corporation, overseeing investments in private equity funds in emerging markets. Prior
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Tope Lawani

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Helios Investment Partners

Tope Lawani serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Lawani, a Nigerian national, is a co-founder... Read More

Tope Lawani

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Tope Lawani serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Lawani, a Nigerian national, is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”) and has more than 20 years of principal investment experience. Helios is an Africa-focused private investment firm
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Helios Investment Partners

H. Jeffrey Leonard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Global Environment Fund

H. Jeffrey Leonard serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Energy and Infrastructure Council.

Dr.... Read More

H. Jeffrey Leonard

President and Chief Executive Officer

H. Jeffrey Leonard serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Energy and Infrastructure Council.

Dr. Leonard is the President and CEO of Global Environment Fund (GEF), one of the most experienced and most successful private equity firms dedicated exclusively to
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Global Environment Fund

Piero Minardi

Managing Director

Warburg Pincus

Piero Minardi serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Piero Minardi is... Read More

Piero Minardi

Managing Director

Piero Minardi serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Latin America Council.

Piero Minardi is based in São Paulo and joined Warburg Pincus in 2014. Previously, Mr. Minardi was a Partner in the Private Equity Group at Gavea Investimentos, a
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Warburg Pincus

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.

Ziad Oueslati

Managing Director

AfricInvest-TunInvest Group

Ziad Oueslati serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Mr. Oueslati is the... Read More

Ziad Oueslati

Managing Director

Ziad Oueslati serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors and its Africa Council.

Mr. 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.
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AfricInvest-TunInvest Group

Nicolas Rohatyn

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer

The Rohatyn Group (TRG)

Nicolas Rohatyn serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Rohatyn is based in New York and... Read More

Nicolas Rohatyn

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Nicolas Rohatyn serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Rohatyn is based in New York and oversees overall strategy and management of the Rohatyn Group (TRG), an independent investment firm focused on emerging markets. Through a variety of fund launches as
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The Rohatyn Group (TRG)

Tom Speechley

Partner

The Abraaj Group

Tom Speechley serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Speechley is a Partner with The Abraaj... Read More

Tom Speechley

Partner

Tom Speechley serves on EMPEA's Board of Directors.

Mr. Speechley is a Partner with The Abraaj Group based in New York, where he is the Chief Executive Officer of Abraaj North America, LLC. Mr. Speechley joined the firm in 2006 as
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The Abraaj Group

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

Drew Guff

Managing Director And Founding Partner

Siguler Guff

Drew Guff is Managing Director and founding principal of Siguler Guff & Company. Siguler Guff... Read More

Drew Guff

Managing Director And Founding Partner

Drew Guff is Managing Director and founding principal of Siguler Guff & Company. Siguler Guff & Company is a private equity firm managing over $10.0 billion in domestic and international private equity funds on behalf of corporate and government pension
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Siguler Guff
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