Thomas C. Barry serves on EMPEA’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Barry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr Management, L.P., an emerging markets investment management company which he founded in 1994. Zephyr sponsors thirteen specialized investment funds with approximately US$2 billion in committed capital. Zephyr’s private equity funds invest in Africa (Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management Company) and India. Zephyr’s marketable securities funds invest in stock markets of developing countries.
Prior to founding Zephyr, Mr. Barry was President and CEO of Rockefeller & Co., the investment management arm of the Rockefeller family, from 1983 to 1993. Previously, Mr. Barry was employed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. from 1969 to 1982.
Mr. Barry received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1969 and an undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1966 where he majored in Latin American Studies. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Barry is active in numerous not-for-profit institutions.