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Peter Tropper

Special Advisor – Investor Governance


Peter Tropper is a renowned expert in emerging markets private equity with 30 years of investment and advisory experience in 110 countries in over 200 funds. His guidance is regularly sought by fund managers, institutional investors, and policymakers in this rapidly growing asset class.

Peter advises fund managers and institutional investors on private equity fund formation and governance issues. He is former chair of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Frontier Markets Council and sits on several PE advisory committees. He teaches at Wharton MBA School and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

In January 2014, Peter left the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as Chief Investment Officer in IFC's Private Equity Group, which had commitments of more than $3.5 billion in over 180 private equity funds plus investments in two dozen fund managers, all dedicated exclusively to emerging markets. At IFC, he worked on more than 200 funds and served as IFC’s representative on the advisory committees of numerous private equity funds. In his last role at IFC, Peter was the global lead for funds that invest in small and medium enterprises, and set up and ran the SME Ventures program for funds that invest in small enterprises in frontier markets.

Peter also served as the first head of IFC’s Emerging Markets Data Base unit, which has since been sold to Standard & Poor’s. The EMDB is a comprehensive database that provides detailed statistics on stock markets in developing countries. A commercial service, it includes information on more than 2,000 stocks in 45 developing countries.

He has a BA from Yale University, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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