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Neil Harper
Chairman at Turkven Private Equity


Mr. Harper is Chairman of Turkven, the leading Turkey dedicated private equity group, and a Senior Advisor to Capitalworks, the Africa-centric Emerging Markets alternatives business. He has 30 years of professional experience. Previously he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Stanley AIP Private Markets, an ~$12bn global private markets fund, co-investment, and secondaries business. Prior to this, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company operating in Europe, North America and Asia providing consulting services to corporate and private equity clients on strategy, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He began his career at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Harper received an M.A. (First Class Honours) from the University of Edinburgh and an M.B.A. (Honors) from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Agenda Sessions

  • PE deal volume in 2018 finally surpassed 2007 highs. Will we look back at 2018 as a repeat of 2007’s peak?