Antoine van Agtmael is senior adviser at the FP Group that publishes Foreign Policy Magazine. He was the principal founder, CEO and CIO of Emerging Markets Management LLC, a leading investment management firm for emerging markets which he led for 25 years, and he was also a founding director of the Strategic Investment Group SM . Previously, Antoine was deputy director at the International Finance Corporation (where he coined the term “emerging markets”), division chief at the World Bank, managing director of Thailand’s leading investment bank TISCO, and vice president at Bankers Trust.
Antoine is the co-author of The Smartest Places on Earth and author of The Emerging Markets Century and other books on emerging markets. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, taught at Thammasat University and the Harvard Institute of Politics, and has lectured widely.
He is board chair of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art (Freer|Sackler Galleries), a director of University of the People, and has been a director of Magnum Photos. Antoine is a trustee of The Brookings Institution (and co-chair of its International Advisory Council) and the NPR Foundation (and its former chair). He is also on the advisory boards of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Yale’s Jackson School of Global Affairs as well as a member of the Yale President’s Council on International Activities and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Antoine is a graduate of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, has an M.A. in Russian and East European studies from Yale University, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School. He and his wife Emily live in Bethesda. He has two children and a grandchild.
In this third entry of a three-part series, investor, philanthropist, and author Antoine van Agtmael and editor-in-chief Atul Singh discuss the future of emerging markets. They also analyze India’s rise as an economic powerhouse as well as the causes and consequences of inequality.
In this second of a three-part series, investor, philanthropist, and author Antoine van Agtmael and editor-in-chief Atul Singh discuss the troubled European economy, the challenge of demography, and China’s economic and technological future.
In this first of a three-part series, investor, philanthropist and author Antoine van Agtmael and editor-in-chief Atul Singh discuss the global economy, the return of stagflation, the US-China clean tech race and the drivers of transformation to a green energy economy.
January 31, 2023
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