About Us

Cartica Management, LLC is a global alternative asset management firm focused on active ownership of emerging markets companies. The firm seeks to unlock long-term growth in its investments by partnering with management teams, boards, and shareholders to drive positive governance and operational changes.

Cartica was founded in 2008 by a team of emerging markets and corporate governance experts, formerly executives of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and is majority woman owned. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the firm had $3.0 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2017.

Investment Committee

Teresa C. Barger

Co-Founder & CEO

Farida Khambata

Co-Founder & Global Strategist

Steven J. Quamme

Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director

Investment Team

Mike Lubrano

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability

Katalin Gingold

Managing Director, Equity Research

Christopher Kim

Senior Analyst

Brett Somerville

Senior Analyst

Benjamin Wong

Senior Analyst

Allen Chan

Senior Analyst

Douglas Ahn


Anand Bhatt


Nicole White


Kathlyn Collins

ESG Analyst

Karin Riechenberg

Global Strategy Analyst

Julia Hermann

ESG and Global Strategy Associate

Suren Nannapaneni

ESG and Global Strategy Associate

Thomas L. Saidy

Senior Vice President

Fund Operations Team

Brian Coad

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Letti de Little

Chief Compliance Officer

Gillian Roach

Client Service Associate

Ryan Rubenstein

Head of Trading

Adam Sterngast

Manager, Trade Operations and Support

Greg Brady

Trade Operations Associate

Dina Jones

Director of Finance & Controller

Nicole Benbenek

Senior Staff Accountant

Fiona Cui

Staff Accountant

Dennis Wolley, Jr.

Staff Accountant

Laurie E. Clark Webb

Head of Administration

Jacqueline Simms

Executive Assistant

Laurence Hawkins

Administrative Assistant

Sanaa Amor

Administrative Assistant


Board of Directors

The Boards of Directors of certain Cartica entities include three independent members in addition to two of Cartica’s founding partners.  The independent directors are Dr. Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein (Non-Executive Chairman of the Board), Ms. Daphne Richards, and Ms. Elizabeth Krentzman.  They are joined by Cartica’s Teresa C. Barger and Steven J. Quamme.

Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein

Chairman and Independent Board Member

Daphne L. Richards

Independent Board Member

Elizabeth Krentzman

Independent Board Member

Teresa C. Barger

Co-Founder & CEO

Steven J. Quamme

Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director


Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)

Council of Institutional Investors (CII)

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)