Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA)

REGION: Global

Private Equity

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze the development of private equity and venture capital industries in emerging markets. EMPEA’s 300+ member firms share the belief that private equity can provide superior returns to investors, while creating significant value for companies, economies and communities in emerging economies.

Our members, representing nearly 60 countries and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management, include the leading institutional investors and private equity and venture capital fund managers across developing and developed markets. EMPEA leverages an unparalleled global industry network to deliver authoritative intelligence, promote best practices, and provide unique networking opportunities, giving our members a competitive edge for raising funds, making good investments and managing exits to achieve superior returns. For more information, follow us on Twitter @EMPEA.

The EMPEA Edge

EMPEA's member firms recognize that a holistic understanding of how emerging markets fit within both the global private equity and wider economic landscape is critical to their business. Whether it is an LP choosing an investment location or a GP seeking new sources of capital, EMPEA creates opportunities for members to succeed in a highly competitive investment environment. EMPEA powers the emerging markets private equity marketplace by delivering unparalleled intelligence and market data upon which investment decisions are being made every day. 


Title: Director, Marketing and Communications

Holly Freedman

Director, Marketing and Communications

Holly Freedman is the Director, Marketing and Communications at EMPEA. Holly manages communications with EMPEA Members and industry stakeholders, in addition to overseeing the EMPEA’s technology platforms. Holly’s other core responsibilities include strategic development of the association’s long-term growth initiatives and new partnerships. Previously, she worked on the programs and research teams at EMPEA. Other prior experiences include coordinating educational programs in Maryland for international and learning disabled students, as well as development work with the World Affairs Council of Houston.

Holly earned Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française at the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier, France and completed the first year of her graduate studies in Bologna, Italy, where she studied economics and international law. Holly graduated cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in Policy Studies and English. She holds a M.A. (with Distinction) in International Relations and International Economics with a specialization in International Finance from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

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1077 30th Street, NW Suite 100
Washington DC - 20007
United States
+1 202 333 8171
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