MEET THE ADVISORS
Listed alphabetically by last name
TERESA C. BARGER
Senior Managing Director
Cartica Management LLC
Teresa Barger is senior managing director officer of Cartica Management. Ms. Barger spent 21 years investing in emerging market companies at the International Finance Corporation. She was director of corporate governance for the World Bank and IFC, and director of private equity and investment funds. She held a variety of positions within IFC, investing in companies in nearly all regions of the world. Before IFC, she worked at McKinsey & Company in New York, London and Tokyo. She is the co-founder and vice chair of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale University School of Organization and Management and did graduate work in Arabic at the American University in Cairo.
CHRISTOPHER K.B. BROTCHIE
Baring Private Equity Asia
Christopher Brotchie is senior advisor of Baring Private Equity Asia and serves on the Investment Committee/Advisory boards of Baring Asia, Baring India, and Baring Vostok Private Equity Funds. He is on the Board of Bolero International Ltd., a member of the Conseil D’Administration of Softway SA, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. Mr. Brotchie holds a bachelor’s degree with honors and is a Chartered Engineer. He is the recipient of the Society of British Aerospace Companies’ John de Havilland Award, author of The Merger & Acquisition Handbook—West Germany, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
University of California, Los Angeles
Roy Doumani is a professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, teaching the Business of Science and Advancing Bioengineering courses to graduate students and is the executive director of the Business of Science Center. Mr. Doumani was active in the formation of the California NanoSystems Institute and currently serves as co-chairman of the Zhejiang California NanoSystems Institute in China. Mr. Doumani holds an equity position in and serves as vice chairman of the first joint venture bank in the PRC's Xiamen International Bank. He was founder and director of First Los Angeles Bank, chairman of First Interstate Bank of Hawaii, director of HonFed Bank, and chairman of World Trade Bank in Los Angeles. Mr. Doumani served for more than 12 years on the UCLA Foundation's investment committee.
Founder & Chair Emeritus
Pacific Pension & Investment Institute
Larry Hull is the founder and chair emeritus of PPI’s Board of Directors, a member of PPI’s Advisory Council and chairman of Institutional Real Estate Inc. Mr. Hull was president of Larco Advisors, Inc. He has more than forty years of experience in the pension fund investment business as a consultant to pension advisors and plan sponsors with a focus on developing and structuring international alternative asset investment programs. Mr. Hull holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and is also a graduate of the Air War College and a retired Air Force Colonel.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kadota & Co., Inc.
Takeshi Kadota is president and chief executive officer of Kadota & Co., Inc. Mr. Kadota also is a visiting professor of business administration at the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and he is a corporate auditor of Hachijuni Bank, Ltd. Mr. Kadota has been engaged for more than 20 years in various capital market activities, including private equity investments at Mitsubishi Corporation where he served as chief operating officer of the Financial Services Division. Mr. Kadota holds a bachelor’s degree from University Tokyo and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
City and County of San Francisco Employees' Retirement System
Herb Meiberger was first elected to a five-year term on the Retirement Board in 1992, and has served for 17 years in that capacity. Mr. Meiberger was hired by the Retirement System in 1986 as a security analyst where he served until his retirement in 2006, after twenty years of service. His service to the Retirement System has included directly managing and overseeing the fixed income portfolios, monitoring compliance of the asset managers and working on the alternative investment portfolio. Currently, he teaches corporate finance and investments at San Francisco State University. He holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Dakota and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Retired Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
Doug Pearce is the founding Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), one of Canada’s largest institutional money managers. Doug led the organization from 1988 until he retired in June 2014 and during this time, the Victoria-based agency became an internationally recognized investor with a global portfolio of more than $118 billion diversified across dozens of countries and many asset types. bcIMC invests on behalf of different public bodies in B.C., including public sector pension plans that finance the retirement benefits of more than 550,000 British Columbians. Doug has served as director and Chair of theCanadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), the Pacific Pension Institute (PPI), and thePension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC). He was a member of the Faculty Advisory Board at theUniversity of British Columbia Sauder School of Business, the Advisory Board at theForum for Women Entrepreneurs. Currently, Mr. Pearce sits on corporate boards that support his interest in business strategy and good governance. These include Annuity Infrastructure Fund LLP and CPI Card Group. He also Chairs PPI’s Advisory Council. Doug received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, and is an accredited director in the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). He lives in Kelowna BC and has a passion for downhill skiing and biking.
JAMES R TIMMINS
Gemini Equity Capital, LLC
Jim Timmins is managing partner of Gemini Equity Capital, LLC and has over 25 years of private equity experience, principally in the energy sector. From 2000 to 2013, he was a partner at Highstar Capital and was responsible for fund raising, co-investment and investor relations functions. From 1997 to 2000, he was director of Private Equity at Enron Corp., where he was responsible for third-party equity syndication activities. From 1990 to 1996, he was vice president of Torch Energy Advisors, a Houston- based manager of institutional investment programs. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Timmins was a registered representative with Kidder, Peabody & Company in institutional sales and from 1978 to 1987, he was involved in the oil and gas exploration business. Mr. Timmins holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in economics/finance from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
AMBASSADOR LINDA TSAO YANG
Asian Corporate Governance Association
Linda Tsao Yang is a Chair Emeritus of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA). Ambassador Yang served as an independent non-executive director on the Board of the Bank of China (Hong Kong). She served as the U.S. Ambassador and executive director to the Board of the Asian Development Bank and was the first woman appointed by the U.S. Government to represent the country on the board of a multilateral financial institution. Ambassador Yang played a key role according to the U.S. Treasury in defining the ADB’s participation in the international response to the 1997-1998 Asian economic crisis. She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.