The Global Private Equity Conference has a distinguished faculty of speakers comprised of more than 120 industry leaders from around the world. IFC and EMPEA are grateful for their participation and thought leadership. Stay tuned for new speaker confirmations coming soon!

2017 Featured Keynote Speakers

  • Dan Ariely

    Head of Research for Irrational Innovations, Professor, Duke University and Founder of The Centre for Advanced Hindsight
  • Neil Brown

    Partner, Head of Investor Development Group, Actis
  • Torbjorn Cesar

    Senior Partner, Actis
  • Heidi Crebo-Rediker

    Chief Executive Officer of International Capital Strategies and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Walid Cherif

    Managing Director and Head, Gulf Credit Partners
  • Carlos M. Gutierrez

    Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)
  • Charles R. Kaye

    Co-Chief Executive Officer, Warburg Pincus
  • Philippe Le Houérou

    Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
  • Josh Lerner

    Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
  • Christopher Mulligan

    Senior Special Counsel, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Luis O’Shea

    Head of Applied Research, Burgiss
  • Robert Petty

    Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Clearwater Capital Partners
  • Derek Sulger

    Managing Partner, Lunar Capital
  • Mara Topping

    Partner, White & Case LLP

2016 Featured Speakers

  • Rajesh Agarwal

    Chief Executive Officer, Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors (SPIAPL)
  • James Ahn

    Partner, Principle Capital
  • Runa Alam

    Co-Founding Partner and CEO, Development Partners International (DPI)
  • Donald Anderson

    Chief Financial Officer and the Partner, TD International (TDI)
  • Pedro Aspe

    Chairman of Evercore Partners Mexico (EVR)
  • Akhil Awasthi

    Founding Managing Partner, Tata Capital Growth Fund
  • Monica Brand Engel

    Partner, Quona Capital
  • Ming-Po Cai

    Founder and President, Cathay Capital Private Equity
  • Michael Calvey

    Senior Partner, Baring Vostok Capital Partners
  • Carolyn Campbell

    Founding Partner and Managing Director, Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)
  • Michelle Capiod

    Partner, Mid Europa Partners
  • Walid Cherif

    Managing Director and Head, Gulf Credit Partners
  • Lance Crist

    Global Head of Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Victor Patricio D’Apice

    Managing Partner & CIO, MAS Equity Partners
  • Mark Kenderdine-Davies

    General Counsel and Company Secretary, CDC Group
  • Patricia Dinneen

    Senior Advisor, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)
  • Okechukwu Enelamah

    Minster of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI)
  • Monica Brand Engel

    Partner, Quona Capital
  • Benjamin Fanger

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, Shoreline Capital
  • Paul Fletcher

    Chairman, Actis
  • Anne Fossemalle

    Director, Private Equity Funds, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Caroline Freund

    Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Alberto Galvis

    Chief Executive Officer, Citla Energy
  • Dianna Gonzales-Burdin

    Managing Director, Strategic Investment Group
  • Larry Hatheway

    Group Head of MAPS and Group Economist, GAM
  • David Herne

    Chief Executive Officer, SPRING
  • Franz Hoerhager

    Founding Partner, Mezzanine Capital Partners (MCP)
  • Dan Keeler

    Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Ralph Keitel

    Principal Investment Officer in the Private Equity and Investment Funds Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Maria Kozloski

    Global Head and Chief Investment Officer of Private Equity Funds, International Finance Corporation
  • Andrew Kuper

    Dr. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Leapfrog Investments
  • Rachel Kyte

    CEO of SE4All and Special Representive of UN Secretary-General
  • Roger Leeds

    Director of the Center for International Business and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Founding Chairman, EMPEA
  • Yi Li

    Partner and Head of Business Development, Lunar Capital
  • Robert Linton

    International Investor Relations, ABVCAP
  • Stuart MacKenzie

    Chief Executive Officer, Ethos Private Equity
  • Scott G. Mackin

    Managing Partner and Co-President, Denham Capital
  • Piero Minardi

    Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
  • Christopher Mulligan

    Senior Special Counsel, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Gordon Myers

    Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, International Finance Corporation
  • Arif Naqvi

    Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group
  • Peter O'Driscoll

    Peter O’Driscoll Head of Emerging Markets Group, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Kerem Onursal

    Director, Turkven Private Equity
  • Ziad Oueslati

    Founding Partner, AfricInvest Group
  • Chad Ovel

    Partner, Mekong Capital
  • Robert Petty

    Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Clearwater Capital Partners
  • Honorio Poblador

    Managing Partner, Navegar Fund
  • Will Poole

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Capria Accelerator
  • Richard Rincon

    Emerging Markets Investment Officer, University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)
  • Nicolas Rohatyn

    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, The Rohatyn Group
  • Alexander Rossi

    Managing Partner, Latin Idea Ventures
  • Henny Sender

    Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times
  • Gavin Serkin

    Founder & Managing Editor, Frontier Funds; Author of Frontier ~ Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow
  • Neil Shearing

    Chief Emerging Markets Economist, Capital Economics
  • Thomas Smith

    Managing Director and President, Lombard Investments
  • Bruce Stanforth

    Portfolio Manager, MassMutual Financial Group
  • Vasile Tofan

    Partner, Horizon Capital
  • Nabil Triki

    Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Swicorp
  • Camilo Villaveces

    President and CEO, Ashmore Colombia
  • Gavin Wilson

    Chief Executive Officer, IFC Asset Management
  • Rebecca Xu

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Asia Alternatives Management LLC
  • Marvin Yeo

    Founding Partner, Golden Rock Capital