About

Private Credit Council

The Private Credit Council is an advisory body comprised of and dedicated to fund managers that make privately placed credit investments in emerging markets. It is the only pan-emerging markets group of general partners active across the full spectrum of private credit investing, from traditional mezzanine investments, balance sheet restructuring and direct lending to distressed firms and stressed credits on a pooled basis.  The Council focuses on sharing best practices and strengthening market participants’ understanding of the attributes and opportunities inherent to this asset class.

David Creighton (Chair)

Council Chair & EMPEA Senior Advisor

EMPEA

David has accumulated over 30 years experience in international capital markets in a career that... Read More

David Creighton (Chair)

Council Chair & EMPEA Senior Advisor

David has accumulated over 30 years experience in international capital markets in a career that has taken him from New York to London and throughout Asia. Returning to his native Montreal in 1999, David co-founded Cordiant, a unique fund manager
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EMPEA

Colin Rezek (Vice Chair)

Managing Partner

Vantage Mezzanine

Colin is a director of Vantage Capital and a founder of the business. He has... Read More

Colin Rezek (Vice Chair)

Managing Partner

Colin is a director of Vantage Capital and a founder of the business. He has day-to-day responsibilities for the origination and assessment of mezzanine fund and balance-sheet investments. He is a member of the Vantage Mezzanine Fund’s investment committee.

Colin has
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Vantage Mezzanine

Benjamin Edwards

Managing Partner

Syntaxis Capital

Ben is the Managing Partner of Syntaxis. He has 25 years of direct leveraged finance... Read More

Benjamin Edwards

Managing Partner

Ben is the Managing Partner of Syntaxis. He has 25 years of direct leveraged finance experience in Europe and the United States, and is responsible for defining and implementing the strategic initiatives of the Firm and the investment strategies of
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Syntaxis Capital

Richard Frank

Jr. Managing Director

Darby Overseas Investments

Mr. Frank joined Darby in 2007 and is responsible for the management of Darby's Latin... Read More

Richard Frank

Jr. Managing Director

Mr. Frank joined Darby in 2007 and is responsible for the management of Darby's Latin America Mezzanine Fund I and Fund II (DLAMF I and II). He serves as Investment Committee member for DLAMF II and he was a member
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Darby Overseas Investments

Keith Innes

Managing Director

Clearwater Capital

Keith Innes joined Clearwater in 2014 and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.... Read More

Keith Innes

Managing Director

Keith Innes joined Clearwater in 2014 and is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. Based in New York, Mr. Innes is responsible for Clearwater’s Business Development and Investor Relations activities. Mr. Innes has more than 25 years of experience
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Clearwater Capital

George Monserrat

Managing Director

The Rohatyn Group

George Monserrat is a Managing Director at the Rohatyn Group (“TRG”), an asset management firm... Read More

George Monserrat

Managing Director

George Monserrat is a Managing Director at the Rohatyn Group (“TRG”), an asset management firm focused on emerging markets. Mr. Monserrat joined TRG’s New York office in 2004 to build the special situations investment practice, where his primary focus has
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The Rohatyn Group

Luc Rigouzzo

Managing Partner

Amethis Finance

Luc Rigouzzo is Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance an investment fund focusing on... Read More

Luc Rigouzzo

Managing Partner

Luc Rigouzzo is Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance an investment fund focusing on long term responsible investment in Africa built in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

Luc Rigouzzo was, from June 2006 to December 2010, the CEO
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Amethis Finance

Anthony Stalker

Partner

ADM Capital

Anthony Stalker is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of ADM Capital Europe LLP. He... Read More

Anthony Stalker

Partner

Anthony Stalker is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of ADM Capital Europe LLP. He joined ADM Capital in 2006 from Merrill Lynch where he spent 11 years based in Asia. At Merrill Lynch, Anthony was a Managing Director responsible
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ADM Capital

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Shoreline Capital

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Shoreline Capital

Ahmad Al-Sati

Managing Director - Special Situations

Albright Capital Capital Management

Ahmad Al-Sati focuses on special situation private investments in emerging markets. He has more than... Read More

Ahmad Al-Sati

Managing Director - Special Situations

Ahmad Al-Sati focuses on special situation private investments in emerging markets. He has more than 15 years of direct experience in credit analysis, bankruptcy investing, restructurings, private equity and rescue finance.

Prior to his time at Albright Capital, Mr. Al-Sati was
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Albright Capital Capital Management

Richard H. Frank, Jr.

Managing Director

Darby Private Equity

Richard H. Frank, Jr.

Managing Director

Darby Private Equity

Yaser Moustafa

Senior Managing Director

NBK Capital

Yaser Moustafa

Senior Managing Director

NBK Capital

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
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