EMPEA’s Long-Term Strategy and What It Means for Members

An EMPEA Community Discussion

An EMPEA interactive discussion led by Robert van Zwieten, President & CEO, about our recently announced Long-Term Strategy and what it means for EMPEA Members. This webcast offered EMPEA Members a chance to hear the highlights of the organization’s new strategic plan, discuss the impact, ask questions, and find out how to get more involved with the association.

Questions this webcast discussion can help answer:

  • What’s new and what does the long-term strategy mean for me as an EMPEA Member?
  • How can I get more involved in the organization and its mission?
  • What are some Member Benefits others are already taking advantage of that I need to know about? What’s coming next?
  • What are the EMPEA Councils and what do they do?
  • How will EMPEA’s strategic initiatives impact the PE investment climate at the global, regional and local level?

Read the full EMPEA Long-Term Strategy »

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EMPEA discussion leaders:


Robert van Zwieten
CEO and President, EMPEA

Robert provides overall strategic leadership of EMPEA and oversees the continuous expansion of value to existing and prospective members and the organization’s work to develop the asset class globally.

Prior to EMPEA, Robert was the Asian Development Bank’s Director of Private Sector Capital Markets, based in Manila, Philippines, responsible for origination and structuring of US$2.5 billion in transactions and investments across 40 Asian emerging and frontier markets. Robert oversaw ADB’s US$1 billion in private equity investments deployed in 47 funds. He pioneered three new private equity funds and two new non-bank financial institutions, raising close to US$1 billion in third-party capital commitments. Read Robert’s full bio »


Mark Kenderdine-Davies
General Counsel and Company Secretary, CDC Group plc
Board of Directors and Legal & Regulatory Council, EMPEA

Mark, a British national, is General Counsel and Company Secretary of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. CDC, wholly owned by the UK Government and the world’s oldest development finance institution, has been investing in businesses in developing countries since 1948. It has committed approximately US$5.8 billion to private equity funds and co-investments in Africa, Asia, Central America, Central Asia and Latin America since 2004. It currently targets investments in Africa and South Asia and is developing a direct equity and debt programme to supplement its intermediated equity programme. Read Mark’s full bio »


André Roux
Chief Executive Officer, Ethos Private Equity
Board of Directors, EMPEA

André is the Founding Partner of Ethos Private Equity, having established the business in 1984. He is widely regarded as the pioneer of South African private equity and held the post of Chief Executive since Ethos’ inception. He has lectured extensively on the private equity industry to business schools and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. André recently stepped down as Chief Executive and assumed the role of Deputy Chairman, and Chairman of Ethos’ investment committee. Read Andre’s full bio »


Kyoko Terada
Senior Director, Membership and Industry Partners, EMPEA 

Kyoko Terada is the Senior Director of Membership and Industry Partners, responsible for all aspects of member relationship management. Kyoko leads EMPEA’s work in identifying ways for members to maximize their membership experience, and manages outreach and engagement strategies with and among EMPEA’s diverse network. She also develops, directs and evaluates the strategy and execution of new member recruitment programs. Read Kyoko’s full bio »