Rohatyn Group adviser Kuczynski elected president of Peru

  • Worked on Latin America for much of the past nine years
  • Kuczynski left firm last year
  • Exec joined New York firm in 2007

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, an economist who joined Rohatyn Group as senior adviser in 2007, became president-elect of Peru in a close election.

For much of the past nine years, Kuczynski, 77, worked with the New York firm as a partner and adviser on developing private equity investments in the region. He left Rohatyn Group in 2010 to run for office and then came back until his departure last year to prepare for the 2016 election.

“We congratulate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on his election as president and believe he will do an extraordinary job for the people of Peru,” a spokesman for the firm said.

Kuczynski was interviewed by Buyouts in 1999 when he was CEO of Latin America Enterprise Fund, a private equity firm. At the time, he said he saw multiple investment opportunities in the region.

Kuczynski, also known as PPK, has had a long career including service as prime minister of Peru. He was chairman of First Boston International in the 1980s and early 1990s. He began his career at the World Bank in 1961.

Founded in 2002, Rohatyn Group focuses on emerging markets from offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Buenos Aires, Lima, Montevideo, Mexico City, São Paulo, Mumbai and New Delhi.

In Latin America, Rohatyn Group manages TRG-Puente Argentina Select Opportunity Fund Ltd as well as its Latin American Private Equity Fund.

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Newly elected Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends a Catholic mass in Manchay on the outskirts of Lima on June 12, 2016. Reuters/Mariana Bazo