Meet the Advisors

Listed alphabetically by last name


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.

Senior Advisor
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.

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.

Mr. Kadota has been engaged for almost 30 years in various capital market and investment banking activities, including private equity investments and corporate finance services. As Senior Vice President, Division Chief Operating Officer, he managed the Financial Services Division of Mitsubishi Corporation. Mr. Kadota is a non executive director of GPSS Holdings Inc and a corporate auditor of The Hachijuni (82) Bank. He is Representative Director of Institute of Corporate Governance, Japan. Mr. Kadota was a visiting professor and lecturer in the field of business administration at the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Mr. Kadota is the H. Lawrence Hull, Jr. Leadership Awardee and a lifetime member of Pacific Pension & Investment Institute where he was a member of the Board Directors and its advisory council member. Mr. Kadota received his Bachelor’s degree from Law Faculty of The University of Tokyo in 1971 and his Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University in 1981.

Former Commissioner
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.

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Managing Partner
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.

Chair Emeritus
Asian Corporate Governance Association

Linda Tsao Yang is Chairman Emeritus of Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) based in Hong Kong. She chaired ACGA from 2000 to 2014. She served as US Ambassador and Executive Director to the Board of the Asian Development Bank in Manila from 1993 to 1999. At her retirement, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal of the US Treasury. She was an independent non-executive director on the board of The Bank of China (Hong Kong) 2003-2010 and was the founding chair of the Strategy and Budget Committee of the board. She served as Vice President and Vice-chair of Investment Committee of CalPERS in the late 1970's and as California Savings and Loan  Commissioner in the early 1980's. She is Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Foundation; a Co-chair of Membership Committee of The Committee of 100; and a member of the Advisory Board of CAPP, RAND Corporation. In 2007, she was awarded Life membership by the board of PPI. In 2016, Shanghai Municipal Government awarded her Honorary Citizenship of the city for her contribution to improving the city's environment and public health. She is a graduate of St. Johns University in Shanghai and earned her M.Phil (Economics) degree from Columbia University.