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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.

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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.

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

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

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group