Teresa Barger runs Cartica Capital, an emerging markets fund specializing in “active ownership” investing in listed equities in a concentrated, alpha-seeking portfolio. Ms. Barger spent 21 years investing in emerging markets companies at the International Finance Corporation. She was Director of Corporate Governance for the World Bank and IFC from 2004 to 2007, and Director of Private Equity and Investment Funds from 2000 to 2004. Before that 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 serves on the Board of ANERA and is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, the Advisory Council of the Pacific Pension Institute, and the Council on Foreign Relations. 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.