The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
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Event Date Mon May 14 EDT - Thu May 17 EDT (over 5 years ago)
Location The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
1150 22nd Street N.W, Washington, DC 20037, US
Region Americas

The rise of new approaches and alternative investment strategies both inside and outside of the private equity model are prompting the industry to explore new frontiers in private investment. Global investors and fund managers are looking to put capital to work that inspires innovation, creates impact and generates returns in an era of rapid digital, economic and societal transformations. We hope you will join us for the 20th year anniversary of the Global Private Equity Conference to discuss the impact of these megatrends on your investments and to help shape the investment frontier for years to come.


2018 Speakers

James Ahn
Managing Director, Cd&R

Runa Alam
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Development Partners International

Akintoye Akindele
Partner, Synergy Capital Managers

Albert Alsina
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mediterrania Capital Partners

Hany Assaad
Co-Founder, Chief Portfolio and Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Avanz Capital

Akhil Awasthi
Managing Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund

Patrice Backer
Chief Investment Officer, Afig Funds

Deepali Bahl
Principal - Global Infrastructure Fund, Ifc Asset Management Company

Teresa Barger
Empea Board of Directors Vice Chair; Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cartica Management, Llc

Thomas Barry
President and Chief Executive Officer, Zephyr Management, L.P.

Elizabeth Bell
Principal, Jaguar Growth Partners

Phil Bennett
First Vice-President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Afsaneh M. Beschloss
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Rock Creek

Asheesh Birla
Senior Vice President of Product, Ripple

Matthew Bishop
Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

David Bohigian
Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Monica de Bolle
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Fernando Borges
President, AbvCap and Empea Board Member

Paul Boynton
Chief Executive Officer, Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Gregory Bowes
Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Albright Capital Management

Patrick Brean
Managing Director, Cristalus

Natasha Buckley
Investment Practices Senior Manager of Private Equity, Principles for Responsible Investment

João Busin
Partner, TozziniFreire Advogados

Michael Calvey
Senior Partner and Director, Baring Private Equity International, Baring Vostok Capital Partners

Alberto Camões
Founding Partner, Stratus Group

Torbjorn Caesar
Senior Partner, Actis

Jaime Cardoso
Senior Partner, Bozano Investimentos

Mike Casey
Founder and Managing Director, Portico Advisers, Llc

Liliana Reyes Castrejón
Chief Executive Officer, Amexcap

Panaikorn Chartikavanij
Partner, Lakeshore Capital

Ambassador Chas Freeman
Chairman, Projects International and Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute, Brown University

Walid Cherif
Senior Managing Director, Gulf Credit Partners

Maya Chorengel
Senior Partner, Impact, The Rise Fund

Sara Cortes
Assistant Director, Division of Management, Securities & Exchange Commission

Paul Cunningham
Chief Financial Officer, Helios Investment Partners Llp and Chairman, Ipev

Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğlu
Head of Department, Investment Support and Promotion Agency

Gilles de Clerck
EuroMena Funds

Nishith Desai
Founder, Nishith Desai Associates

Jorge Dickens
Managing Partner, Acon Investments

Patricia Dinneen
Impact Investing Council Chair and Senior Advisor, Empea

Isabelle Diop
Senior Research Analyst, Empea

Mark Eckstein
Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, Cdc

Okechukwu Enelamah
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment for Nigeria

David Fann
President & Chief Executive Officer, TorreyCove Capital Partners

Anne Fossemalle
Director, Equity Funds, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Francis Fukuyama
Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Deepak Gark
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rivigo

Kavita Gupta
Founding Managing Partner, ConsenSys Ventures

Pavan A. Gupte
Managing Director and Investment Committee Member, Samena Capital

Karim Harji
Program Director, Oxford Impact Measurement Programme, Said Business School

Aubrey Hruby
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Center, The Atlantic Council

Jason Tan
Chief Investment Officer, Jeneration Capital

Søren Thinggaard Hansen
Head of Private Equity, Industriens Pension Denmark

Raza Hasnani
Head of Infrastructure Investments, Africa50 Project Finance

Aubrey Hruby
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Center, The Atlantic Council

Dr. Mo Ibrahim
Founder & Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Vijay Iyer
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Fred Jacobs
Chief Revenue Officer, Apex Fund Services

Anadi Jauhari
Senior Managing Director, Emerging Energy and Environment Investment Group

Jane Jenkinson
Real Estate Specialist, International Finance Corportation

Brooke Jones
Director of Investments, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Dan Keeler
Frontier Markets Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Ralph Keitel
Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Jay Koh
Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group

Lenna Koszarny
Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Capital

Maria Kozloski
Global Head & Chief Investment Officer, Private Equity Funds, International Finance Corporation

Andrew Kuper
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LeapFrog Investments

Christiane Laibach
Member of the Management Board, Deg

Pascal Lamy
Former Director-General, World Trade Organization

Nancy Lee
Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

Stephen Lee
Principal, Impact Investing, Tiaa

Roger Leeds
Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) & Director, Center for International Business Policy

Philippe Le Houérou
Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation

Jeffrey Leonard
Chairman Emeritus & Member of Board of Directors, Empea; President & Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Fund

Josh Lerner
Head of Entrepreneurial Management Unit and Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

Serge LeVert-Chiasson
Partner and Managing Director, Sarona Asset Management

Michael Madden
Managing Partner, Ronoc & Chairman, Teneo Capital

Carlos Eduardo Martins
Partner, Vinci Partners

Leith M. Masri
Founding Partner, Foursan Group

Scott McDonough
Managing Director & Founding Partner, Alta Growth Capital

Scott Mackin
Managing Partner and Co-President, Denham Capital

Prakash H. Mehta
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Llp

Piero Minardi
Managing Director, Head of Brazil, Warburg Pincus

Wassim Moukahhal
Managing Director - Private Equity, Samena Capital

Prashanth Murali
Counsel, International Finance Corporation

Moisés Naím
Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Former Minister of Trade and Industry for Venezuela

Harish Natarajan
Senior Payment Systems Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, World Bank Group

Steve Nelson
Chief Executive Officer, Institutional Limited Partners Association

Shami Nissan
Head, Responsible Investment, Actis

Peter O’Driscoll
Partner and Head of Emerging Markets Group, Orrick

Stephen O’Neill
Managing Director, 57 Stars, Llc

Michael Octoman
Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Navis

Steve Okun
Asean Representative, Empea

Baris Oney
Founder and Managing Partner, Globalturk Capital and Country Representative – Turkey

Brian Oravec
Managing Partner, IndoSpace Capital Asia

A. Murat Özgen
Chief Executive Officer, İş Private Equity

Jay Park
Managing Director, BlackRock Private Equity Partners

Eliot Pence
Senior Managing Director and Africa Practice Leader, McLarty Associates and Founding Executive Director, US-Nigeria Council

David Pierce
Managing Director, Head of Asia, Hq Capital

Karthik Prabhakar
Director of Investments, IDG Ventures India Advisors

Robert Petty
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Clearwater Capital Partners

Michael Pisa
Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

Honorio Poblador IV
Managing Partner, Navegar

Santiago de La Porta
International Finance Corporation

Renuka Ramnath
Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management

Selma Ribica
Director, Africinvest

Richard Rincón
Emerging Markets Investment Officer, Utimco

Nicolas Rohatyn
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, The Rohatyn Group

Derrick Roper
Novare Equity Partners, Africa

Alex R. Rossi
Managing Partner, Liv Capital

David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Paul Sanford
Chief Investment Officer, TriLinc Global

Genevieve Sangudi
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Cem Sertoglu
Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital

Ranjit Shah
Managing Partner, Gaja Capital

Jeff Schlapinski
Director, Research, Empea

Gregorio Schneider
Partner, Tcp Capital

Stuart Schonberger
Founding Partner, Cdh China Management Company Limited

Henny Sender
Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times

Jean-Michel Severino
Chief Executive Officer, Investisseurs & Partenaires

Bernard Sheahan
Founder & Head, Infrastructure Ideas

Marcus Simpson
Head of Global Private Capital, Qic

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
24th President of Liberia, first female head of state in Africa and Nobel Laureate

Rajat Tandon
President, Ivca

Seymur Tari
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Turkven

Ravi Thakran
Chairman and Managing Partner, L Catterton Asia

Elizabeth Tirone
Associate General Counsel, Cdc Group plc

Mara Topping
Partner, White & Case

Sever Totia
Partner, 3Ts Capital Partners

Peter Tropper
Senior Advisor, Empea

Bert van der Vaart
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Seaf

Felipe Vilá González
Chief Executive Officer, Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital, S.A. de C.V.

Ranu Vohra
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Avendus Capital

Sam Walker
Award-winning sports writer and editor, author of The Captain Class

Ray W. Washburne
President and Chief Executive Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

David Wilton
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Zheng Parners Llc

Rae Winborn
Senior Research Analyst, Empea

Rebecca Xu
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Asia Alternatives Management Llc

Lin-Lin Zhou
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Principle Capital

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• Abvcap
• Actic
• Apex
• Avendus
• Africinvest
• Akin Gump
• Alta
• Beazley
• Bozano
• The Carlyle Group
• Cartica
• Clearwater Capital Partners
• Development Partners International
• Everstrong Capital
• Ey
• Fiera Capital
• Fondo De Fondos
• Gaja Capital
• Globalturk Capital
• Gulf Capital
• Helios Investment Partners
• Idg Ventures India
• Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment
• Kkr
• Lakeshore Capital
• Leapfrog
• Multiples
• Navegar
• Nishith Desai Associates
• Old Mutual Alternative Investments
• Orrick
• Opic
• Principle Capital
• Private Equity Bay
• The Rohatyn Group
• University of Oxford
• Samena Capital
• Seaf
• Ss&C
• Stratus
• Tata Capital Growth Fund
• Tozzini Freier
• TriLinc Global
• Turkven
• USAid
• White & Case

• Avcj
• China Money
• Preqin
• Private Equity Africa

• Amexcap
• Amig
• African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
• Avpn
• ColCapital
• EmPower
• Falk Marques Group
• Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Capital Association
• Ivca
• Institutional Limited Partners Assocation
• Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
• Principles for Responsible Investments
• Savca