Speaker Bio

Teresa C. Barger, Co-Founder and CEO/CIO, Cartica Capital LLC

bargerTeresa Barger established the IFC/World Bank Corporate Governance and Capital Markets Advisory Department in 2004 and served as its first Director until 2007. She was responsible for the corporate governance aspects of IFC investments in companies in emerging markets. She also created the innovative Gemloc bond fund, index and market development program for local currency bonds.

Prior to that, Ms. Barger set up the Private Equity and Investment Funds Department of IFC. As Director of this Department, she managed the largest portfolios of emerging markets investment funds in the world. She pioneered the creation of the first benchmarks for emerging markets private equity and co-founded the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). Ms. Barger also developed the first two corporate governance funds for Korea and Brazil.

Ms Barger is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the Pacific Pension Institute and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. She also serves on the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum.

Before joining IFC, Ms. Barger was with McKinsey & Company. She received her AB magna cum laude from Harvard College and her MBA from the Yale School of Management. She did post-graduate work at the American University in Cairo.

The Social Enterprise Conference 2008 is presented by the Columbia Business School's Social Enterprise Club and the International Development Club with the support of the Social Enterprise Program, Energy Club, Microlumbia Fund, Healthcare Industry Association and Green Business Club, and our generous sponsors.

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