Managing Partner at Emerging Capital Partners

Advisory Council, Committee on Global Thought

Carolyn Campbell is an experienced executive and board director with over 25 years of investing in tech-enabled energy, financial services and consumer/logistics businesses. Ms. Campbell is a founder and managing partner of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), a private equity firm which has raised nearly $3.5 billion in growth capital for investment in over 70 listed and private high-growth companies. She is a recognized expert in corporate governance, SEC/NYSE and global capital markets, M&A, corporate finance/audit, and enterprise risk/ESG.

She is fluent in French and is a board director of her group’s France-based energy platform. She serves on the Advisory Board of health-care tech investment platform MEDA Investments, investing in medical devices, digital health and SaaS.

As a member of ECP’s Audit/Valuation, Investment and Executive Committees, she serves on the boards of the firm’s fintech, consumer and energy investments, from early- to late-stage traditional and fintech assets, assisting in expansion and IPO planning and supply chain and regulatory analysis. As chair of the firm’s advisory committees and a director of multiple boards, she is valued for oversight and strategy in relation to finance/audit, corporate governance, risk management and ESG, improving financial reporting, corporate governance, business plans and IT systems. Ms. Campbell is particularly adept at helping companies in highly-regulated industries and those looking to expand into new markets.

Prior to founding ECP, Ms. Campbell worked in global private equity at Emerging Markets Partnership (EMP), where she provided overall leadership and strategy for funds in Asia and Eastern Europe. Prior to that, Ms. Campbell worked in M&A and corporate finance globally at White & Case LLP, where she advised on U.S. venture capital deals and guided expanding multinational corporations to find suitable investments, build strong local partnerships and achieve best governance practices.
Ms. Campbell has received various awards including the PEA Women Impact Award and life membership in the Council on Foreign Relations. A sought-after speaker on board governance, investment strategy and executive management, she has appeared on C-SPAN, Bloomberg and Africa Today, spoken at the National Economists Club, the Brookings Institute, and the Harvard and Wharton Business Schools. She has published on cryptocurrency and other topics in the Financial Times, Environmental Finance, Quartz and Private Equity International.


  • B.A., Economics at the University of Conneticut
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • P.h.D, Political Econoomy at Oxford University