About

Councils

EMPEA’s Member Councils are composed of the expert practitioners that comprise EMPEA’s diverse, global membership. These working groups formally advise the association on specific topics and execute initiatives against defined industry needs that are best addressed in a collective forum. Visit the Council pages to learn more about each group.

Advisory Council

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)

Hisham El-Khazindar

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Citadel Capital

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Citadel Capital, the leading private equity... Read More

Hisham El-Khazindar

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa. Established in 2004, Citadel Capital now controls investments worth more than US$ 8.7 billion in industries including mining,
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Citadel 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

Josh Lerner Jacob

H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking

Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School,... Read More

Josh Lerner Jacob

H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units. He graduated from Yale College with a Special Divisional Major that combined physics with
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Harvard Business School

James McGuigan

Managing Partner

Capital International Private Equity Funds ("CIPEF")

James E. McGuigan is a Private Equity Managing Partner focusing on investor relations. He joined... Read More

James McGuigan

Managing Partner

James E. McGuigan is a Private Equity Managing Partner focusing on investor relations. He joined the Capital International Private Equity Funds (CIPEF) team in 2000 after spending over 16 years as a lawyer and later as an investment banker in
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Capital International Private Equity Funds ("CIPEF")

Prakash Mehta

Partner

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta... Read More

Prakash Mehta

Partner

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta regularly represents a broad range of investment management clients and regularly advises on complex international corporate transactions. He represents investment banks; private equity and hedge
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Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

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

Dalip Pathak

Senior Advisor

Warburg Pincus

Dalip Pathak is a Special Limited Partner at Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in... Read More

Dalip Pathak

Senior Advisor

Dalip Pathak is a Special Limited Partner at Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1994 and has previously been both head of India and head of Europe for the firm. He remains engaged in India, and currently focuses on
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Warburg Pincus

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

The Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of... Read More

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $85.5
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The Carlyle Group

Paul E. Tierney

Jr. Partner

Development Capital, LLC

Paul E. Tierney, Jr. is a Partner of Development Capital Partners, LLC and a General... Read More

Paul E. Tierney

Jr. Partner

Paul E. Tierney, Jr. is a Partner of Development Capital Partners, LLC and a General Partner of Aperture Venture Partners, two private investment firms specializing respectively in frontier and emerging markets and early stage healthcare ventures. For the past 21
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Development Capital, LLC

Robert Stillman

President

Milbridge Capital Management, LLC

Robert Stillman

President

Milbridge Capital Management, LLC

Patricia Cloherty

Chairman & CEO

Delta Private Equity Partners

Patricia Cloherty

Chairman & CEO

Delta Private Equity Partners

David Wilton

Managing Director

Morgan Stanley

David Wilton is a Managing Director for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity... Read More

David Wilton

Managing Director

David Wilton is a Managing Director for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity Fund Group where he is leading initiatives in Investing With Impact. David is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the EMPEA and a
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Morgan Stanley

Africa Council

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)

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

André Roux

Founding Partner

Ethos Private Equity

André is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.Read More

André Roux

Founding Partner

André 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 to
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Ethos Private Equity

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Metier / Lereko Metier

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and... Read More

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and served articles at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. Mr. Dalais was then employed in trade financing activities with Merchant Shippers, a subsidiary
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Metier / Lereko Metier

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ... Read More

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  With six funds and over $1.6 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP
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Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Murray Grant

Managing Director

CDC

Murray joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He... Read More

Murray Grant

Managing Director

Murray joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He has a long history of working and investing in Africa and began his career as an engineer on the Kiambere Hydro-Electric Scheme in Kenya in
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CDC

Matthew Hunt

Director

South Suez Capital

Mr. Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for... Read More

Matthew Hunt

Director

Mr. Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for an established South African fund-of-private equity funds and sits on the Investment Committee of the first independent Africa focused fund of private equity funds. He
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South Suez Capital

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Actis

Adiba began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and... Read More

Adiba Ighodaro

Partner

Adiba began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and multinationals, many of which had subsidiaries in the emerging markets. This experience triggered her interest in the provision of finance in to markets where there
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Actis

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

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

Africa International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Kevin Njiraini

Senior Investment Officer

Africa International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Helios Investment Partners

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”),... Read More

Henry Obi

Chief Operating Officer

Henry Obi is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer for Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), an Africa-focused Private Equity firm which operates a family of funds and their related co-investment entities, aggregating more than $1.7 billion in capital commitments. He
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Helios Investment Partners

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

African Capital Alliance (ACA)

Following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, Afolabi joined African Capital Alliance... Read More

Afolabi Oladele

Partner

Following a successful career in the oil & gas industry, Afolabi joined African Capital Alliance in 1999. He was responsible for ACA’s investment and other related activities in the oil & gas sector until mid 2013. Afolabi has worked with
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African Capital Alliance (ACA)

David Stadler

Chief Executive

Paean Private Equity

Dave established Paean Private Equity in 2014 to invest in middle market buyout and growth... Read More

David Stadler

Chief Executive

Dave established Paean Private Equity in 2014 to invest in middle market buyout and growth investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Paean Private Equity is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dave was formerly head of private equity at Nedbank Private Equity, Nedbank being
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Paean Private Equity

Stephen Murphy

Qalaa Holdings

Stephen Murphy

Qalaa Holdings

Alison Klein

FMO

Ashish Patel

The Abraaj Group

Ashish Patel

The Abraaj Group

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

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

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

Dan Kim

Managing Director

Pomona Capital

Dan Kim

Managing Director

Pomona Capital

CEE/CIS Council

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

TBD

Turkven

TBD

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

DFI Council

Michael Barth

Senior Advisor

EMPEA

Michael Barth is Managing Partner of Washington based Barth & Associates LLC, an independent emerging... Read More

Michael Barth

Senior Advisor

Michael Barth is Managing Partner of Washington based 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 TriLinc Global Impact Fund, Bamboo Finance
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EMPEA

John Kristensen

Swedfund

Carmen Elena Carbonell

Corporate Director, Specialized Financial Services

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Carmen Elena Carbonell

Corporate Director, Specialized Financial Services

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Susana Garcia-Robles

Principal Investment Officer

IADB

Susana Garcia-Robles

Principal Investment Officer

IADB

Andrea Heinzer

Chief Investment Officer and Partner

Obviam AG, Investment Manager of SIFEM

Andrea Heinzer joined Obviam’s predecessor SIFEM in 2006 from SECO, where she worked in the... Read More

Andrea Heinzer

Chief Investment Officer and Partner

Andrea Heinzer joined Obviam’s predecessor SIFEM in 2006 from SECO, where she worked in the Department for Economic Development Cooperation. Andrea was responsible for SECO’s investment portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the implementation of SECO’s Investment and Technical Assistance Program
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Obviam AG, Investment Manager of SIFEM

Carole Maman

CIO

BIO

Carole Maman is Chief Investment Officer of BIO. She joined BIO in 2003 as investment officer for... Read More

Carole Maman

CIO

Carole Maman is Chief Investment Officer of BIO. She joined BIO in 2003 as investment officer for Africa and afterwards headed the Financial Sector Department.

Previously Carole had worked during 4 years for the International Finance Corporation/IFC in Washington for the Latin America Department and
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BIO

Alagappan Murugappan

Managing Director, Asia Funds

CDC

Muru joined CDC in October 2013 having worked previously in senior roles in private equity... Read More

Alagappan Murugappan

Managing Director, Asia Funds

Muru joined CDC in October 2013 having worked previously in senior roles in private equity and investment banking in India. His private equity experience includes a stint at Actis in India and more recently, he headed the infrastructure fund at
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CDC

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz

Proparco

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz started her career in 1998 as an auditor and then a manager at... Read More

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz

Anne-Sophie Rakoutz started her career in 1998 as an auditor and then a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris. From 2005 to 2009 she worked for SNCF, the French Railways company,  in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. She joined Proparco in
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Proparco

Jaap Reinking

Director Private Equity

FMO

Jaap Reinking

Director Private Equity

FMO

Riikka Talvitie

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity (Portfolio and Risk Management Department)

FINNFUND

Riikka joined Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (Finnfund) in 2006 after working as a... Read More

Riikka Talvitie

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity (Portfolio and Risk Management Department)

Riikka joined Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (Finnfund) in 2006 after working as a legal counsel at a Finnish private equity fund. Started in Finnfund in the legal department as legal counsel in charge of most of the fund
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FINNFUND

Lynn Nguyen

Head PE Investments

OPIC

Ms. Nguyen is a Managing Director in the Investment Funds Department (IFD) at the Overseas... Read More

Lynn Nguyen

Head PE Investments

Ms. Nguyen is a Managing Director in the Investment Funds Department (IFD) at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  OPIC is one of the largest private equity fund sponsors in developing nations, providing support for the creation of privately-owned and
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OPIC

Mariana Barcena

DEG

Nicholas Vickery

Portfolio Manager

IFC

Nicholas Vickery

Portfolio Manager

IFC

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JICA

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Energy & Infrastructure Council

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

Scott Mackin

Managing Partner and Co-President

Denham Capital

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co‐President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s... Read More

Scott Mackin

Managing Partner and Co-President

Scott Mackin is a Managing Partner and Co‐President of Denham Capital and heads the firm’s Power team. Scott brings 25 years of energy experience to Denham and is a member of the Management Committee, Executive Committee, Investment Committee, and Valuation
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Denham Capital

Andrew Affleck

Managing Partner

Armstrong Asset Management

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management. The firm manages a... Read More

Andrew Affleck

Managing Partner

Andrew is the Founder and Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management. The firm manages a US$164 million Southeast Asia PE fund focused on the development and construction of clean energy infrastructure projects, such as solar, wind and mini-hydro. The fund
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Armstrong Asset Management

Aditya Aggarwal

Partner

IDFC

Aditya is a founding member of the core investment team at IDFC Alternatives which set... Read More

Aditya Aggarwal

Partner

Aditya is a founding member of the core investment team at IDFC Alternatives which set up IDFC’s Infrastructure Funds business in 2007 currently comprising two funds with an aggregate corpus of ~ US$ 2 billion. At IDFC Alternatives, Aditya primarily
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IDFC

Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

IFC Asset Management Company

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through... Read More

Reyaz Ahmad

Chief Investment Officer

Reyaz joined AMC in September 2010 from IFC’s Global Manufacturing and Services Department where, through August 2010, he headed the sector team responsible globally for IFC’s investments in solar, wind and other renewables supply chains, as well as for energy-efficient
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IFC Asset Management Company

Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

EIB GEEREF

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the... Read More

Cyrille Arnould

Senior Operation Officer

Cyrille Arnould became Head of The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund within the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2009. Previously, he was a Senior Investment Officer in the Africa Caribbean and Pacific department, where he oversaw the development
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EIB GEEREF

Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm... Read More

Lance Crist

Global Head, Oil & Gas

Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Crist leads IFC’s investments in equity, mezzanine and senior debt, for exploration & production, pipelines, LNG export and regasification,
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Simon Currie

Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Simon Currie

Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

Harith

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630... Read More

Emile Du Toit

Head of Infrastructure Investments

Emile joined Harith General Partners in 2011 as the Head of PAIDF 1, a $630 million Private Equity Fund investing in both Greenfield and expansionary Infrastructure Projects on the African Continent. Emile leads the PAIDF Investment Team in identifying, evaluating,
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Harith

Philip Haddad

CEO

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Philip Haddad

CEO

Mubadala Infrastructure Partners

Someera Khokhar

Partner

White & Case

Someera F. Khokhar is one of eight partners on the Firm’s global partnership committee and... Read More

Someera Khokhar

Partner

Someera F. Khokhar is one of eight partners on the Firm’s global partnership committee and also serves on its strategic growth council. Someera is a project and asset finance partner and has advised lenders, borrowers and sponsors on financings and
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White & Case

Darius Lilaoonwala

Head, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund

IFC AMC

Darius joined AMC in November 2012 as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior... Read More

Darius Lilaoonwala

Head, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund

Darius joined AMC in November 2012 as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Fund. Prior to joining AMC, Darius was Global Head of Equity for the Infrastructure & Natural Resources sectors at IFC.  Between 2001 and 2009, Darius headed IFC’s
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IFC AMC

Jurie Swart

CEO

Investment Committee African Infrastructure Managers (AIIM)

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director... Read More

Jurie Swart

CEO

Jurie has been involved with AIIM since its inception. He has served as a Director on the AIIM Board since 2009 and was appointed as CEO in 2014. Jurie is also a member of the AIIM investment committee.Since the beginning
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Investment Committee African Infrastructure Managers (AIIM)

Somit Varma

Managing Director

Warburg Pincus LLC

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on... Read More

Somit Varma

Managing Director

Somit Varma is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2011 and focuses on energy investments. Previously, he was global head of the natural resources group at the International Finance Corporation with a focus on emerging markets. Mr. Varma
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Warburg Pincus LLC

Dean White

President

Tetra Tech

Dean White

President

Tetra Tech

Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

Crescent Capital

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm... Read More

Aygen Yayıkoğlu

Managing Director

Aygen Yayıkoğlu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Crescent Capital, a private equity firm focused on energy and infrastructure, based in Istanbul.

Aygen has 19 years of project finance and investment experience in emerging markets. His areas of expertise include
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Crescent Capital

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Global Environment Fund (GEF)

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Kristi Massie

Partner

White & Case

White & Case

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Kristi Massie

Partner

White & Case


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White & Case

Frontier Markets Council

Jake Cusack

Managing Partner

CrossBoundary

Jake Cusack is co-managing partner of CrossBoundary, a frontier market investment firm whose clients include... Read More

Jake Cusack

Managing Partner

Jake Cusack is co-managing partner of CrossBoundary, a frontier market investment firm whose clients include development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, public policy research institutions, and the US Government. In addition to their advisory business, CrossBoundary has
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CrossBoundary

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie

Partner

Global Capital Management

Mr. Al-Rubaie has more than 14 years of experience in merchant banking and private equity.... Read More

Sulaiman M. Al-Rubaie

Partner

Mr. Al-Rubaie has more than 14 years of experience in merchant banking and private equity. He has a wealth of experience across many areas including private equity, mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets and restructuring.

He started his career
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Global Capital Management

Eldar Abdrazakov

Chief Executive Officer

Centras Capital

Eldar is the Founder & Chief Executive of Centras Capital, a Kazakh leading non-bank financial... Read More

Eldar Abdrazakov

Chief Executive Officer

Eldar is the Founder & Chief Executive of Centras Capital, a Kazakh leading non-bank financial services group. He chairs the Boards of Group’s principle subsidiaries in insurance, capital markets and private equity. Centras through its two insurance subsidiaries commands #3
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Centras Capital

Stuart Bradley

Senior Partner

Phatisa

Stuart Bradley, Senior Partner, Phatisa has 18 years of private equity experience in Africa with... Read More

Stuart Bradley

Senior Partner

Stuart Bradley, Senior Partner, Phatisa has 18 years of private equity experience in Africa with CDC Capital Partners, Aureos Capital and Phatisa Group. He is the co-founder of Phatisa Group, which has over US$ 285 million of capital under management.
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Phatisa

Stephen D. Cashin

Chief Executive Officer

Pan Africa Capital Group

Mr. Cashin is the founder and CEO of Pan African Capital Group (PACG). Established in... Read More

Stephen D. Cashin

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cashin is the founder and CEO of Pan African Capital Group (PACG). Established in 2004, PACG focuses on three key areas; investment banking and advisory services, asset management, and private equity throughout Africa. PACG has a portfolio of investments
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Pan Africa Capital Group

Theophilus Emuwa

Partner

Aelex

Theo's practice is focused on commercial law. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute... Read More

Theophilus Emuwa

Partner

Theo's practice is focused on commercial law. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, and was the Vice Chair of the Tax Law Review Committee of the Institute. Deputy Consultant Editor, 'Nigerian Tax Notes'. Contributing
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Aelex

Yana Kakar

Global Managing Partner

Dalberg

Yana Watson Kakar is the Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In this... Read More

Yana Kakar

Global Managing Partner

Yana Watson Kakar is the Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In this role, Yana stewards the firm’s global strategy and oversees activities across Dalberg’s 14 offices worldwide.In her client work, Yana advises leaders across the public, philanthropic,
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Dalberg

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst Principal Partners

Paul is  the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Principal Partners, and serves as a member... Read More

Paul Kavuma

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is  the Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Principal Partners, and serves as a member of the Catalyst Investment Committee. Paul has 18 years of management consulting, entrepreneurial, investment banking and private equity experience. He was previously a Director and
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Catalyst Principal Partners

Tara O’Connor

Chief Executive Officer

Africa Risk Consulting

Tara O’Connor is founder and Chief Executive of Africa Risk Consulting & ARC Briefing –... Read More

Tara O’Connor

Chief Executive Officer

Tara O’Connor is founder and Chief Executive of Africa Risk Consulting & ARC Briefing – Africa’s essential online business information service.  Africa Risk Consulting (ARC) provides clients with political risk information and consulting, corporate investigations and integrity due diligence, sector
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Africa Risk Consulting

Gerhard Pries

Chief Executive Officer

Sarona Asset Management

Gerhard Pries

Chief Executive Officer

Sarona Asset Management

Dominic Scriven

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Dragon Capital

Dominic Scriven, OBE graduated in Law and Sociology from Exeter University in 1985.  In over... Read More

Dominic Scriven

Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Dominic Scriven, OBE graduated in Law and Sociology from Exeter University in 1985.  In over twenty-nine years of investing throughout Asia, he has worked for M&G (UK), Citicorp (HK), and Sun Hung Kai (HK).  He moved to Vietnam in 1991,
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Dragon Capital

Geoffrey L. Tassinari

President & Chief Executive Officer

Madagascar Development Partners

Geoffrey Tassinari is a French national who was educated in France and the USA.

Since 2004,... Read More

Geoffrey L. Tassinari

President & Chief Executive Officer

Geoffrey Tassinari is a French national who was educated in France and the USA.

Since 2004, he is the Antananarivo-based Executive Chairman of Madagascar Development Partners LLC (MDP), a pioneering venture capital/private equity company focused on Madagascar and the Western Indian
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Madagascar Development Partners

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Cauris Management

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Cauris Management


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Impact Investing Council

Patricia M. Dinneen

Senior Advisor

EMPEA

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

Patricia M. Dinneen

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

Mike Kubzansky

Vice President of Intellectual Capital

Omidyar Network

Mike is Vice President of Intellectual Capital at Omidyar Network where, as a member of... Read More

Mike Kubzansky

Vice President of Intellectual Capital

Mike is Vice President of Intellectual Capital at Omidyar Network where, as a member of the investment committee, he leads the development of strategy, research, and insight in support of investments in early-stage innovative models of social change. Before joining
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Omidyar Network

Monica Brand

Managing Director, Frontier Investments Group

Quona Capital

Monica Brand is the founding principal director of Accion’s Frontier Investments Group. Monica has spent... Read More

Monica Brand

Managing Director, Frontier Investments Group

Monica Brand is the founding principal director of Accion’s Frontier Investments Group. Monica has spent her career in the financial services and social enterprise sectors, expanding and enhancing the value offered to the majority. Prior to assuming this role, Monica
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Quona Capital

Gil Crawford

Chief Executive Officer

MicroVest

Mr. Crawford is Chief Executive Officer of MicroVest. He is responsible for leading the company’s... Read More

Gil Crawford

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Crawford is Chief Executive Officer of MicroVest. He is responsible for leading the company’s investment operations and strategy since MicroVest’s founding in 2003. As MicroVest’s CEO, he led the launch of MicroVest I, LP, the first commercial private equity
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MicroVest

Arun Gore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gray Ghost Ventures

Arun Gore as the President and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures is responsible for portfolio... Read More

Arun Gore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Arun Gore as the President and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures is responsible for portfolio management and day-to-day operations of the management company Gray Ghost Management & Operations. He also serves as a board member of a number of the
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Gray Ghost Ventures

Gloria Nelund

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

TriLinc Global

Gloria spent 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful and visible... Read More

Gloria Nelund

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Gloria spent 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful and visible executives in the international investment management industry. After retiring from Deutsche Bank as CEO of their $50 billion North America Private Wealth Management division, she
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TriLinc Global

Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner

LeapFrog Investments

Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial... Read More

Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner

Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial services companies in Africa and Asia. Jim leads LeapFrog’s work in South Asia as well as the firm's Europe office.

Jim is a leading expert in
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LeapFrog Investments

Gabriel Schulze

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Schulze

Mr. Schulze is Founder and Executive Chairman of Schulze Global Investments, an American private equity... Read More

Gabriel Schulze

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Schulze is Founder and Executive Chairman of Schulze Global Investments, an American private equity firm headquartered in Singapore and focused on the world’s most dynamic frontier markets. Under Mr. Schulze’s leadership, Schulze Global has built a unique track record,
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Schulze

Jean-Michel Severino

CEO

Investisseurs & Partenaires

Jean-Michel Severino succeeded Patrice Hoppenot in May 2011 as CEO of "Investisseurs et Partenaires" (I&P),... Read More

Jean-Michel Severino

CEO

Jean-Michel Severino succeeded Patrice Hoppenot in May 2011 as CEO of "Investisseurs et Partenaires" (I&P), an impact investing and private equity firm, which focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises and microfinance institutions in Africa. He now works on implementing the
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Investisseurs & Partenaires

Eytan M. Stibbe

Founding Director

Vital Capital Fund

Mr. Eytan M. Stibbe, Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, has been involved in investment... Read More

Eytan M. Stibbe

Founding Director

Mr. Eytan M. Stibbe, Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, has been involved in investment in Africa for the past 26 years. Mr. Stibbe studied Mathematics & Computer Science at Bar Ilan University and completed his Master’s degree in Business
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Vital Capital Fund

Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity

responsAbility Investments AG

Role at responsAbility:

  • Heading the Ventures Equity department
  • Responsible for all venture capital/private equity investments in sectors... Read More

Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity

Role at responsAbility:

  • Heading the Ventures Equity department
  • Responsible for all venture capital/private equity investments in sectors such as health care, energy, education, sustainable agriculture, etc.

Professional Background:

  • Earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from the Free University of Brussels
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responsAbility Investments AG

Wolf Witt

Associate Director

Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Wolf Witt is an Associate Director at Zurich Alternative Asset Management (“ZAAM”), the in-house unit... Read More

Wolf Witt

Associate Director

Wolf Witt is an Associate Director at Zurich Alternative Asset Management (“ZAAM”), the in-house unit managing the alternative investments of Zurich Insurance Group. At ZAAM, Wolf is part of the private equity team responsible for primary fund investments, co-investments, and
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Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

Encourage Capital

Mr. Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the... Read More

Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

Mr. Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the Investment Committee. Wolfensohn Fund Management is an emerging markets oriented investment firm with focus areas in financial inclusion and low carbon energy. Since 2002, he
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Encourage Capital

Lauren Cochran

Director of Private Investments

Blue Haven Initative

Lauren is the Director of Private Investments at Blue Haven Initiative (BHI), managing a portfolio... Read More

Lauren Cochran

Director of Private Investments

Lauren is the Director of Private Investments at Blue Haven Initiative (BHI), managing a portfolio of early stage investments in Sub Saharan Africa, in industries with a potential for both market rate financial returns and high impact outcomes, including financial
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Blue Haven Initative

David Rossow

Gates Foundation

David Rossow

Gates Foundation

David Wilton

Managing Director

Morgan Stanley

David Wilton is a Managing Director for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity... Read More

David Wilton

Managing Director

David Wilton is a Managing Director for the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity Fund Group where he is leading initiatives in Investing With Impact. David is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the EMPEA and a
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Morgan Stanley

Latin America Council

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

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

Felipe Vilá Gonzalez

Director General

Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V., “Fondo de Fondos”

Since January 2009 Mr. Felipe Vilá is the CEO of “Fondo de Fondos”, a corporation... Read More

Felipe Vilá Gonzalez

Director General

Since January 2009 Mr. Felipe Vilá is the CEO of “Fondo de Fondos”, a corporation established by NAFIN, BANOBRAS, BANCOMEXT and FOCIR, four development banks in Mexico. The Corporation has committed US 709 million in 59 Private Equity / Venture
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Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V., “Fondo de Fondos”

Joaquín Ávila Garcés

Senior Managing Director

EMX Capital

Currently Joaquin Avila acts as Senior Managing Director and Co‐founder of EMX Capital. Prior to... Read More

Joaquín Ávila Garcés

Senior Managing Director

Currently Joaquin Avila acts as Senior Managing Director and Co‐founder of EMX Capital. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director and Fund Head for Carlyle Mexico Partners of The Carlyle Group. Global Partner since 2008. Spearheaded opening of Carlyle
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EMX Capital

Haydee Celaya

Chief Investment Officer

Avanz

Ms. Celaya is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where she is the Chief Investment Officer... Read More

Haydee Celaya

Chief Investment Officer

Ms. Celaya is a co-founder of Avanz Capital where she is the Chief Investment Officer and Chairs the Investment Committee. Ms. Celaya has direct oversight for the firm’s investment activities in several emerging markets, including Latin America, and leads the
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Avanz

Cesar Collier

Managing Director Head of Brazil

Siguler Guff & Company

Cesar Collier is a Managing Director of Siguler Guff and head of the Firm's São... Read More

Cesar Collier

Managing Director Head of Brazil

Cesar Collier is a Managing Director of Siguler Guff and head of the Firm's São Paulo office. Mr. Collier, who joined Siguler Guff in February 2011, is a senior member of the BRIC investment team. Prior to joining Siguler Guff,
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Siguler Guff & Company

Diego Cordoba

CEO & Managing Director

Teka Capital

Diego Córdoba is a Co-founder, Managing Partner and Investment Professional of Teka Capital. He has... Read More

Diego Cordoba

CEO & Managing Director

Diego Córdoba is a Co-founder, Managing Partner and Investment Professional of Teka Capital. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, M&A and corporate finance. Prior to founding Teka Capital, he served during 4 years as CEO of
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Teka Capital

Peter Cornelius

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Economics

AlpInvest

Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, the private equity arm of The... Read More

Peter Cornelius

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Economics

Peter Cornelius is a Managing Director at AlpInvest Partners, the private equity arm of The Carlyle Group’s Global Solutions Group. In his current position, he heads AlpInvest’s economic and strategic research. Prior to this, he was the Group Chief Economist
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AlpInvest

Steven Cowan

Managing Director

57 Stars

Mr. Cowan is a co-founder of 57 Stars LLC, an independent global investment manager owned... Read More

Steven Cowan

Managing Director

Mr. Cowan is a co-founder of 57 Stars LLC, an independent global investment manager owned and managed by its investment team focused on partnership and co-investment in select private equity markets outside of the United States, primarily in ‘Emerging Markets’.
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57 Stars

Carlos Garcia (Mario Spinola alternate)

Managing Partner

Victoria Capital Partners

Mr. García is the Managing Partner of the Firm based in Buenos Aires´ office. Mr.... Read More

Carlos Garcia (Mario Spinola alternate)

Managing Partner

Mr. García is the Managing Partner of the Firm based in Buenos Aires´ office. Mr. García also serves as a consultant to Credit Suisse with respect to DLJMB’s three remaining South American investments. In 2006, Mr. García co-founded DLJSAP and
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Victoria Capital Partners

Carlos Heneine

Co-head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Quilvest

Carlos Heneine joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in Dubai, from where... Read More

Carlos Heneine

Co-head, Emerging Markets Private Equity

Carlos Heneine joined Quilvest in 2005 and is a Partner based in Dubai, from where he co-manages QS GEO PEP, Quilvest’s Global Emerging Opportunities Private Equity Program. He is involved in direct and co-investment opportunities primarily in Latin America and
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Quilvest

Douglas Hewson

Partner

Portland PE

Doug is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity (“Portland”) where he is a member... Read More

Douglas Hewson

Partner

Doug is a Managing Partner of Portland Private Equity (“Portland”) where he is a member of the Investment Committee and has primary responsibility for investor relations. Portland manages the AIC Caribbean Fund and its recently launched successor fund, Portland Caribbean
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Portland PE

Jaime Londono

Head of Latin American Investments

Pantheon

Jaime is a Principal in Pantheon’s U.S. Primary Investment team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Jaime... Read More

Jaime Londono

Head of Latin American Investments

Jaime is a Principal in Pantheon’s U.S. Primary Investment team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Jaime worked within Wilshire’s Private Markets and Analytics Divisions. Jaime holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering of Antioquia, Colombia, and a
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Pantheon

Luiz Lopes

Senior Managing Partner

Brookfield Asset Management

Luiz is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in Brazil... Read More

Luiz Lopes

Senior Managing Partner

Luiz is the Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield in charge of Brookfield’s operations in Brazil and is the Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Brazil. Luiz is based in Rio de Janeiro and has over 38 years of experience in capital
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Brookfield Asset Management

Alex Rossi

Managing Partner

LIV Capital

Alex Rossi has over 24 years of investment banking and private equity experience in the... Read More

Alex Rossi

Managing Partner

Alex Rossi has over 24 years of investment banking and private equity experience in the U.S. and Latin America. Since 2014, Mr. Rossi is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Latin Idea Ventures, the largest Mexico-based institutional venture capital fund
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LIV Capital

Gregorio Schneider

Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer

TC Latin America Partners

Gregorio Schneider is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of TC Latin America... Read More

Gregorio Schneider

Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer

Gregorio Schneider is the Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of TC Latin America Partners. Prior to forming TC Latin America Partners, Mr. Schneider was Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets at Och-Ziff Capital Management. During his tenure
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TC Latin America Partners

Carlos Suñer

Director

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Carlos Suñer

Director

Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)

Scott Voss

Managing Director

HarbourVest

Scott Voss is a managing director who joined HarbourVest in 1999. He focuses on primary... Read More

Scott Voss

Managing Director

Scott Voss is a managing director who joined HarbourVest in 1999. He focuses on primary partnership investments in the emerging markets, Asia, and the U.S., as well as global cleantech investments. Scott has worked out of both HarbourVest's Boston and
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HarbourVest

Legal & Regulatory Council

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

Carolyn Campbell

Managing Director General

Counsel Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Carolyn Campbell is a Managing Director, General Counsel and founding partner of Emerging Capital Partners... Read More

Carolyn Campbell

Managing Director General

Carolyn Campbell is a Managing Director, General Counsel and founding partner of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  Ms Campbell is also a member of the executive committee and ECP's investment committees.  With seven funds and over $1.8 billion under management, ECP
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Counsel Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Antonio Cintra

Partner

TozziniFreire Advogados

Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the... Read More

Antonio Cintra

Partner

Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the coordinators of TozziniFreire's Japan Practice Group, Antonio Felix has extensive experience in capital market operations, national and international financings, securitizations, project finance, and foreign investment.
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TozziniFreire Advogados

John Daghlian

Partner

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

John Daghlian is a partner in O’Melveny's London office, and head of the Firm's Investment Funds Practice. He acts... Read More

John Daghlian

Partner

John Daghlian is a partner in O’Melveny's London office, and head of the Firm's Investment Funds Practice. He acts on a large range of international and domestic private equity driven transactions, including the establishment of private equity funds, private equity portfolio transactions, management buy-outs,
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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Mark Davies

Partner

King & Spalding

Mark Davies leads Ashurst's Investment Funds Group in Asia. Mark has been living and working... Read More

Mark Davies

Partner

Mark Davies leads Ashurst's Investment Funds Group in Asia. Mark has been living and working in Tokyo and Singapore since 2000.

Mark specialises in advising fund sponsors and fund managers on the structuring and formation of private investment funds, including private
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King & Spalding

Barbara Day

Head Counsel for Investment Funds

OPIC

Barbara Day has served as head counsel for the Investment Funds Group at the Overseas... Read More

Barbara Day

Head Counsel for Investment Funds

Barbara Day has served as head counsel for the Investment Funds Group at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC), the US Government’s Development Finance Institution, since 2006. OPIC was one of the earliest supporters of emerging markets private equity funds
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OPIC

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private... Read More

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private equity and corporate advisory teams, and is a member of its energy and natural resources team. Her specialisations include acquisitions, project finance for energy, gas
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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Laura Friedrich

Partner

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration... Read More

Laura Friedrich

Partner

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration in private fund formation, structuring and compliance matters. She is also the firm’s co-hiring partner. Ms. Friedrich has extensive experience working with U.S. and international
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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Debevoise & Plimpton

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation.... Read More

Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation. Labeled a “private equity ace” by Legal Week, he is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK (2011) and described as “one of the
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Debevoise & Plimpton

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member... Read More

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Gordon is global lead counsel for IFC's funds investment practice. He has represented IFC in a number of complex funds
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

AZB & Partners

The Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners, Zia is one of India’s foremost... Read More

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

The Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners, Zia is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She has a B.A. (Law) from Cambridge, an LLM from Harvard, and is a member of the New York State Bar. She began
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AZB & Partners

Chike Obianwu

Partner

Templars

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a... Read More

Chike Obianwu

Partner

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University College London and is admitted to practise in Nigeria and in England & Wales. He was formerly joint
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Templars

Bayo Odubeko

Corporate Finance Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright.... Read More

Bayo Odubeko

Corporate Finance Partner

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Bayo has advised extensively in the emerging markets with a particular focus on Africa. Bayo advises many of the leading Africa focussed private equity and
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Norton Rose Fulbright

Peter O’Driscoll

Partner

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Peter O’Driscoll is co-head of Orrick's Global Private Equity Group and chairs Orrick's New York... Read More

Peter O’Driscoll

Partner

Peter O’Driscoll is co-head of Orrick's Global Private Equity Group and chairs Orrick's New York corporate department.  He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions in various emerging markets, Europe and the United States.  Much
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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel Actis

Paul is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and... Read More

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel Actis

Paul is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and transactional legal support. Paul joined Actis in 1994 with responsibility for all legal aspects of the portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa. The scope of his role
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George Springsteen

Head of Legal

IFC Asset Management Company

George joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has overall... Read More

George Springsteen

Head of Legal

George joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has overall responsibility for legal matters relating to AMC and its Funds. Before joining AMC, George was Chief Counsel in IFC’s Legal Department, working on private equity,
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IFC Asset Management Company

Mara Topping

Partner

White & Case LLP

Ms. Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on... Read More

Mara Topping

Partner

Ms. Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on domestic and international private equity investment funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

Ms. Topping has extensive experience in the formation, structuring and issuance of securities
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White & Case LLP

Cindy Valentine

Partner

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

Cindy Valentine

Partner

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

Nigel Wellings

Partner

Clifford Chance

Nigel Wellings

Partner

Clifford Chance

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee

Capital Dynamics

Harald is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of... Read More

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee

Harald is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee at Capital Dynamics, a Swiss based asset management company that invests in private equity and clean energy infrastructure. Capital Dynamics manages investments
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Capital Dynamics

Limited Partners Council

John Duke

Senior Manager

Phone666 555 999
New York

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John Duke

Senior Manager

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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.

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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

Hisham El-Khazindar

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Citadel Capital

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Citadel Capital, the leading private equity... Read More

Hisham El-Khazindar

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Citadel Capital, the leading private equity firm in the Middle East and Africa. Established in 2004, Citadel Capital now controls investments worth more than US$ 8.7 billion in industries including mining,
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Citadel 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

Josh Lerner Jacob

H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking

Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School,... Read More

Josh Lerner Jacob

H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking

Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units. He graduated from Yale College with a Special Divisional Major that combined physics with
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Harvard Business School

James McGuigan

Managing Partner

Capital International Private Equity Funds ("CIPEF")

James E. McGuigan is a Private Equity Managing Partner focusing on investor relations. He joined... Read More

James McGuigan

Managing Partner

James E. McGuigan is a Private Equity Managing Partner focusing on investor relations. He joined the Capital International Private Equity Funds (CIPEF) team in 2000 after spending over 16 years as a lawyer and later as an investment banker in
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Capital International Private Equity Funds ("CIPEF")

Prakash Mehta

Partner

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta... Read More

Prakash Mehta

Partner

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta regularly represents a broad range of investment management clients and regularly advises on complex international corporate transactions. He represents investment banks; private equity and hedge
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Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

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

Dalip Pathak

Senior Advisor

Warburg Pincus

Dalip Pathak is a Special Limited Partner at Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in... Read More

Dalip Pathak

Senior Advisor

Dalip Pathak is a Special Limited Partner at Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1994 and has previously been both head of India and head of Europe for the firm. He remains engaged in India, and currently focuses on
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Warburg Pincus

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

The Carlyle Group

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of... Read More

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Managing Director

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $85.5
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The Carlyle Group

Paul E. Tierney

Jr. Partner

Development Capital, LLC

Paul E. Tierney, Jr. is a Partner of Development Capital Partners, LLC and a General... Read More

Paul E. Tierney

Jr. Partner

Paul E. Tierney, Jr. is a Partner of Development Capital Partners, LLC and a General Partner of Aperture Venture Partners, two private investment firms specializing respectively in frontier and emerging markets and early stage healthcare ventures. For the past 21
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Development Capital, LLC

Patricia Cloherty

Chairman & CEO

Delta Private Equity Partners

Patricia Cloherty

Chairman & CEO

Delta Private Equity Partners

Robert Stillman

President

Milbridge Capital Management, LLC

Robert Stillman

President

Milbridge Capital Management, LLC

André Roux

Founding Partner

Ethos Private Equity

André is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984.Read More

André Roux

Founding Partner

André 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 to
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Ethos Private Equity

Annette Berendsen

Manager of Business Development

FMO

Annette Berendsen

Manager of Business Development

FMO

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Metier / Lereko Metier

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and... Read More

Thierry Dalais

Executive Chairman

Thierry Dalais completed degrees in accounting and commerce at the University of the Witwatersrand and served articles at Deloitte, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. Mr. Dalais was then employed in trade financing activities with Merchant Shippers, a subsidiary
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Metier / Lereko Metier

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ... Read More

Hurley Doddy

Co-CEO

Hurley Doddy is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  With six funds and over $1.6 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. Headquartered in Washington DC, ECP
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Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Murray Grant

Managing Director

CDC

Murray joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He... Read More

Murray Grant

Managing Director

Murray joined CDC in January 2015 from Actis LLP where he was a Partner. He has a long history of working and investing in Africa and began his career as an engineer on the Kiambere Hydro-Electric Scheme in Kenya in
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CDC

Matthew Hunt

Director

South Suez Capital

Mr. Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for... Read More

Matthew Hunt

Director

Mr. Hunt has 19 years of professional experience and is currently lead portfolio manager for an established South African fund-of-private equity funds and sits on the Investment Committee of the first independent Africa focused fund of private equity funds. He
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South Suez Capital