About

CEE/CIS Council

The CEE/CIS Council is an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to private equity fund managers, investors, and service providers who are active in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Central and Eastern Europe inclusive of Turkey. These practitioners encounter similar challenges and opportunities in the region, despite the diversity of the local political and economic environments in which they operate. To allow these firms to more closely engage with one another and EMPEA, EMPEA is launching an advisory group comprised of and dedicated to these members. This Council will allow these practitioners to more closely engage with one another and EMPEA, as well as work alongside and in support of local associations to advance and professionalize private equity investing in the region.

Henry Potter

Partner

Alpha Associates

Henry Potter is a Partner at Alpha Associates, responsible for investing Alpha’s private equity funds... Read More

Henry Potter

Partner

Henry Potter is a Partner at Alpha Associates, responsible for investing Alpha’s private equity funds of funds in eastern Europe. Henry joined Alpha Associates in September 2008 from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. Since then
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Alpha Associates

Anne Fossemalle

Director, Private Equity Funds

Equity Funds European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank... Read More

Anne Fossemalle

Director, Private Equity Funds

Anne Fossemalle has been the Director in charge of Equity Funds at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development since 2009.

Previously, she was the Director, Bank Equity, responsible for EBRD’s direct equity investments in banks. Prior to this appointment in
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Equity Funds European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Robert Appleby

Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer

ADM Capital

Robert Appleby is co-founder of ADM Capital, Chief Investment Officer and the Chairman of ADM... Read More

Robert Appleby

Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Robert Appleby is co-founder of ADM Capital, Chief Investment Officer and the Chairman of ADM Capital's Investment Advisory Committee. Before establishing ADM Capital, Robert was a Managing Director in the Asian Fixed Income Division at Credit Agricole Indosuez and prior
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ADM Capital

Janusz Heath

Managing Partner

Capital Dynamics

Janusz is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Management Emerging Markets at Capital Dynamics.... Read More

Janusz Heath

Managing Partner

Janusz is a Managing Director and Head of Investment Management Emerging Markets at Capital Dynamics. He has some 30 years of private equity, corporate finance, and industry experience. Prior to taking on his current role, he was Head of Asset
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Capital Dynamics

Lenna Koszarny

Horizon Capital

Lenna Koszarny

Horizon Capital

Dominic Reed

Senior Managing Partner

UFG Asset Management

Dominic Reed joined UFG Private Equity in 2007. He has eighteen years of operational and... Read More

Dominic Reed

Senior Managing Partner

Dominic Reed joined UFG Private Equity in 2007. He has eighteen years of operational and investment experience in Russia and the CIS.Prior to arriving in Russia, he worked at NYNEX CableComms in the UK in both operational and corporate development
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UFG Asset Management

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Turkven

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Turkven

Michael Calvey

Senior Partner

Baring Vostok Capital Partners

Michael started working in Moscow in 1994 as one of the managers of the First... Read More

Michael Calvey

Senior Partner

Michael started working in Moscow in 1994 as one of the managers of the First NIS Regional Fund. Before joining Baring Vostok, Michael worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Salomon Brothers. At EBRD he was
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Baring Vostok Capital Partners

Barış Öney

Chairman

Globalturk Capital

Barış Öney is the founder and the Chairman of Globalturk Capital. Prior to founding Globalturk... Read More

Barış Öney

Chairman

Barış Öney is the founder and the Chairman of Globalturk Capital. Prior to founding Globalturk Capital, Barış Öney worked as an investment banker and investment manager for 17 years. He set-up 5 corporate finance/M&A paractices and managed numerous M&A, private
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Globalturk Capital

William R. Watson

Managing Partner

Value4Capital

William R Watson, is the Managing Partner of Value4Capital, a Central European focused private equity... Read More

William R. Watson

Managing Partner

William R Watson, is the Managing Partner of Value4Capital, a Central European focused private equity firm. Bill has over 20 years of experience in Eastern and Central European private equity and a track record of active involvement in numerous transactions
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Value4Capital

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

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