EMPEA elects Robert Petty chairman

Petty is managing director and co-founder of Clearwater Capital Partners

EMPEA the association for private equity in emerging markets, has elected Robert Petty as the next chairman of the association. Petty, who is co-founder and managing partner at Clearwater Capital Partners will chair the association for a two year term effective immediately.

Petty has been on the board of directors at EMPEA since 2010, having served as the treasurer and on the organization’s Asia Council.

Mr. Petty succeeds outgoing chairman Jeffrey Leonard, president and chief executive officer of the Global Environment Fund.

Clearwater Capital Partners is a Hong Kong-based special situations firm focused on the Asia region.