"Erik joined Aureos in November 2001 as Regional Managing Partner for the Latin America Region, where Aureos currently manages the Aureos Latin America Fund, the Aureos Central America Fund and the Emerge Fund. Prior to joining Aureos, Erik was responsible for US$150m of Bank of America’s equity portfolio in Latin America, which was primarily invested in the financial services, forestry and energy sectors. He also advised clients on the first power privatizations in Peru and Colombia, as well as clients in the oil, gas and telecom sectors in other parts of Latin America. Erik has over 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Erik is also a member of the Senior Advisory Board for the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley. Erik holds an MBA, with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, from the Wharton School of Business, an MA in International Studies (LatAm) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Raised in Panama, Erik is bilingual and speaks English and Spanish."