Jaime Cardoso is Co-Head of the Private Equity practice at Bozano Investimentos and responsible for the consumer, retail and services practice and monitoring activities of the investments. Jaime has a PhD in Economics from UCLA and before joining Bozano Investimentos he was a partner at BR Investimentos. He was head of M&A at Bradesco Banco de Investimentos and a director of investment banking at Citigroup Global Markets. Jaime is also a former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist. He currently serves as a Board Member for Estapar, Forno de Minas and Laticínios São Vicente, has served as Board Member for Hortifruti and participates in Estapar’s HR advisory committee.
Shoma heads the Leadership Development and Coaching practice at ghSMART. She focuses on helping executives, at private equity firms and their portfolio companies, scale their leadership impact as assume larger roles. She also has extensive experience in assessing and developing talent in emerging and frontier markets in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Previously, Shoma co-headed the executive development function at Goldman Sachs (Pine Street) for eight years. Earlier in her career, she was a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and CSC Index and has held leadership roles in public sector organizations including the Federal Reserve Bank and the United Nations.
Shoma has a B.A. from Northwestern University, an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University. A certified coach, she is a founding fellow at the Institute of Coaching. A native of Myanmar, she now resides in New York City with her partner.
Henny Sender is chief correspondent for international finance at the Financial Times, based in New York and Hong Kong. She joined the FT in 2007.
Before joining the FT, Sender was the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Special Writer for Money & Investing, covering private equity and hedge funds. Prior to this, she spent 10 years in Hong Kong, covering regional finance for WSJ Asia and Far Eastern Economic Review, as well as five years in Tokyo at Institutional Investor.
Sender was part of a team at the Journal that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of Amaranth hedge fund. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her book on India,The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press.
Sender holds an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Marco Peschiera is a Managing Director and Head of the Peru advising team. He is based in Lima.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Peschiera served as Managing Director and Head of Latin America Diversified Industrials at Citigroup Global Markets based in New York City. Prior to that, Mr. Peschiera was assigned as Head of European Metals and Mining based out of London for three years. Prior to that, he worked at Salomon Smith Barney as M&A execution Vice President for the Latin America Group based out of New York City.
Mr. Peschiera received his M.B.A from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his B.S. from the Universidad de Lima. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Will Poole is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor. He is managing partner of Capria, partnering with and investing in impact fund managers ain the developing markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America. He also co-founded Unitus Seed Fund, India’s leading impact fund that invests in businesses innovating for the masses. Closer to home, Will is a managing director of Seattle-based tech and life sciences W Fund.
Will serves on boards of Village Reach, Global Washington, and Impact HUB Seattle. In his technology career, he was a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft where during his 13-year tenure he led several business lines, including the $13 billion Windows client business, and also founded the company’s efforts to tailor products to the needs of low-income customers. His career started by founding two startups at the dawn of the PC era, working in the early days at Sun Microsystems, and pioneering e-commerce at eShop, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1996. Will received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brown in 1983, where he currently advises the university on technology strategy.
Sudhir is Founder & Chairman of IDG Ventures India Advisors. He specialises in identifying disruptive high growth technology firms with a strong leadership team, and helps them grow rapidly with an eye for outsized financial returns.
Since 1998 Sudhir and his team have advised on investments into 60 firms across Digital Consumer, Enterprise Software and Healthcare Sectors. Key investments include FlipKart (India’s leading e-Commerce player), Myntra (Fashion & Sports e-Commerce), Manthan (a global Analytics product play), Perfint (a global leader in image guided oncology), Aujas (a global security firm), Newgen (a global software product leader), Yatra (a leading Online Travel Company) and Mindtree Consulting. Other Portfolio includes Lenskart, Zivame, amongst others.
In 2001, Sudhir was recognized by Red Herring as one of the leading venture capitalists in the country. He has been named among the Top Ten IT Professionals by Dataquest and by Bloomberg UTV as ‘’Visionary Venture Capitalist” in 2011. Sudhir has been featured in Subroto Bagchi’s book ‘’Zen Garden – Conversations with Pathmakers’’, in 2014.
In addition to leading IDG Ventures India Advisors, Sudhir serves on the Asia Advisory Board of EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association) and as Advisor on the Technology Innovation and Productivity Council of the GMR Group. He also served on the Executive Committee of Indian Venture Capital Association (IVCA), Investment Committee of UTI Ventures, on the Board of Ascent Capital, Advisory Board of Westbridge Capital and on the Board of Advisors at N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurship, IIM Bangalore. With over 30 years of experience Sudhir has served at various leadership positions at HCL, Wipro and Cyient, as well as Country Head of Walden International India.
Sudhir holds a B.Tech in Engineering and an MBA Degree from FMS, Delhi. His interests include wild life photography.
Sacha Poignonnec is the Co-CEO of Jumia (formerly Africa Internet Group), Africa’s leading Internet platform, a group that operates online and mobile e-commerce retail, marketplaces, classifieds and services companies and facilitatory services such as booking agencies. Sacha has overseen with Jeremy Hodara the launch and expansion of nine companies in more than 30 countries across Africa since 2012. Previously, Sacha worked for McKinsey in Paris and New York, focusing on Consumer Goods and Retail. He started his career with Arthur Andersen, and then participated in the creation of Accuracy, a corporate finance boutique based in Paris. Sacha holds a master’s degree in business administration from EDHEC Business School, France, where he majored in Finance.
Paul has been CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI) since 2004, and has been involved with the business since its inception. During this time it has grown into the largest private alternative investment manager in Africa with over R60 billion in assets under management. He has a total of nearly 30 years’ experience in investments and capital markets.
He has been with the Old Mutual Group since 1995 and currently chairs the Alternative Assets Investment Committee. He serves on the boards of African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), African Clean Energy Development, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Tourvest, J&J, Phembani and Lesedi and Letsatsi. He also served on the boards of Old Mutual Investment Group, Assore, CIT, Life Healthcare, Metcash, Mezzanine Partners and Pepkor.
Paul served his articles with Deloitte in Johannesburg where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He then spent 7 years as an investment banker with Investec before moving to Cape Town to join Old Mutual. He was the portfolio manager of the Old Mutual Life Funds for 5 years and spent a further 3 years as Head of Investment Views for Old Mutual Asset Managers before being appointed Head of Alternative Investments in 2004.
He completed an Honours degree in Operations Research and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
Peter O’Driscoll heads Orrick’s Emerging Markets Group. He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A, private equity, corporate conflicts, impact investment, and growth capital transactions in emerging markets, Europe and the United States. In addition, he advises on corporate governance matters and has led internal investigations. Although he has worked in a number of industry sectors, much of Peter’s work has been focused on transactions in the mobile telecommunications, oil and gas and mining sectors. Peter practiced in New York from 1987 to 1991, in London from 1991 until 2010, and in New York from 2010 until April 2013. He now resides in Lugano, Switzerland, and divides his time between Orrick’s offices in Milan, London and New York. Peter has been a member of EMPEA’s Legal & Regulatory Council since 2011 and participated in the drafting of the EMPEA Guidelines.
The head of TozziniFreire’s New York office, Marcio’s practice focuses on cross-border acquisitions, private equity transactions, transnational contracts and joint ventures. Marcio has extensive experience representing clients in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America. Before becoming a partner in TozziniFreire, he worked in New York for Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Morrison & Foerster LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Marcio holds LL.M. in Comparative Jurisprudence from the New York University and Specialized degree in Comparative Law at the University of Wisconsin. He also holds Master’s degree in International Law from the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He is a graduate of the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).