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SuperReturn International
4 - 7 June 2024
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Martin Diaz Plata
Head of Private Equity Investments at BlueOrchard


Martin E. Diaz Plata is the Head of Private Equity Investments at BlueOrchard, an impact investment manager. From 2003 to 2022, Mr. Diaz Plata was a Managing Partner of Capital Group Private Markets, the private equity unit of the Capital Group, general partner of six private equity funds investing across emerging markets. Mr. Diaz Plata was Co-Chair of the Investment Committee, and a member of the Investment Oversight Committee and the Portfolio Management Committee. Before joining Capital Group, Mr. Diaz Plata worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1995 to 2002 in its investment banking and merchant banking groups in New York and Buenos Aires; and at Corporacion Financiera del Valle in its fiduciary and brokerage divisions from 1990 to 1993 in Bogota.

Mr. Diaz Plata was previously a director of, among other privately held companies, Arcos Dorados, Jumbo Retail Argentina, Magazine Luiza, Eaton Towers Africa, Dentalia, Tanner, and Peñaflor. He currently serves on the board of directors of D1 Colombia on behalf of CPP Investments. Mr. Diaz Plata has led or co-led private equity investments in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Pan Latin America, Pan Africa, and China.

Mr. Diaz Plata is a graduate in Finance and International Relations of Universidad Externado de Colombia and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Mr. Diaz Plata was a board member of the Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA, 2012-2018), Chair of the Public Policy and Global Standards Council at LAVCA (2013-2017), and a founding faculty member of the LAVCA-MIT Private Equity Professional Development Program since 2016. He has also been a board member of the British Colombian Chamber of Commerce (2006 to 2023), and Children Change Colombia (2018-2020). Mr. Diaz Plata is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Give to Colombia UK.

Agenda Sessions

  • The importance of having a clearly defined ESG strategy and approach