Patricia M. Dinneen (Pat) is currently a Senior Advisor at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and Chair of EMPEA’s Impact Investing Council. Before joining EMPEA in early 2014, she spent 9+ years as Managing Director at Siguler Guff & Company, a global private equity investment firm with over $10 billion in assets under management. While at Siguler Guff, Dr. Dinneen built and managed the BRIC private equity business, focusing on Brazil, Russia, India, China and select frontier markets. She previously held positions at Cambridge Associates, British Telecommunications, Hughes Communications, RAND Corporation and the U. S. White House. Dr. Dinneen holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and MIT (Ph.D.). She is involved in multiple philanthropic, entrepreneurial and impact investing initiatives, including consulting and pro-bono work for faith-based organizations, primarily Catholic Relief Services where she serves as Board Member and Co-Chair of the Impact Investing Advisory Committee and is a mentor in the Global Innovation Through Science and Technology (GIST) Program sponsored by the US State Department.