As EMPEA’s Chief Operating Officer, Carlos Perry manages EMPEA’s research, membership, events and business development activities. He is also responsible for EMPEA’s financial and day-to-day operations, and he plays a leadership role in developing new strategic partnerships for the organization. Before joining EMPEA, Mr. Perry was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, working with financial services, media and telecom clients in North America and Asia.
Previously, Mr. Perry served as Executive Vice President – International for the Yankee Group, a technology research firm, where he spent seven years building the company’s fast-growing international operations. Based in London and Boston, he was a member of the senior management team that successfully sold the company to Reuters in 2000. At Yankee, Mr. Perry launched new products, subsidiaries and joint ventures in markets including Japan, the U.K., Australia, Brazil, Mexico, China, Korea and South Africa. He also led consulting engagements related to telecom liberalization in Brazil, India, the UAE, Thailand and other markets, including work for venture capital, private equity, investment banking and government clients. Prior to Yankee Mr. Perry was an entrepreneur and consultant in St. Petersburg, Russia and Budapest, Hungary.
Mr. Perry holds an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School, a Masters of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in international politics from the Elliott School at George Washington University.
Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)
The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is a non-profit, independent, global industry association that promotes greater understanding of and a more favorable climate for private equity and venture capital investing in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. EMPEA was founded in 2004 with the belief that private equity and venture capital can be critical drivers of economic growth in emerging markets while simultaneously generating strong returns for investors. Since its inception, EMPEA has grown its membership to more than 260 firms representing the rich diversity of the private equity industry across global emerging markets.