Board of Directors
Christopher Brotchie is the Chairman of the Board of Spice Private Equity. He also serves as a Director on the Boards of Baring Private Equity International Ltd, Baring Private Equity Group Ltd, SWICORP Ltd (Riyadh), Firmdale Hotel Holdings Ltd (London) and Bolero International Ltd (London).
Mr. Brotchie is a member of the Investment Committees of Baring Vostok Capital Partners (Moscow), ICentis Capital (Warsaw) and Intaj II (MENA) private equity funds. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Baring Private Equity Partners Asia (Hong Kong), GP Investments Ltd, ICentis Capital (Warsaw), Triton Capital Partners (Frankfurt & Stockholm) and the Pacific Pensions Institute (San Francisco). Mr. Brotchie’s private equity career started in 1986 when he joined Baring Private Equity Partners in Germany. As a Senior Partner, he was responsible for starting Baring Private Equity’s businesses first in Germany (1986 to 1995) and Asia (1995 to 2000), based in Singapore. After 18 years with the firm, he retired in March 2004 as Chief Executive Officer of the Baring Private Equity Partners Group and Member of the Asset Management Executive Council of the ING Group.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology with honors from Brunel University and is a Chartered Engineer. He is winner of the Society of British Aerospace Companies John de Havilland Award and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Fersen Lambranho is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Spice Private Equity. Besides that, he is the Chairman of GP Investments Ltd, G2D Investments Ltd and member of the Investment Committee of GP Advisors (Bermuda) Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience as a manager and board member in various companies in the financial, mining, real estate and retail industries.
Mr. Lambranho has joined GP Investments in 1998 and became a Managing Director in 1999. Prior to joining GP, Mr. Lambranho was the CEO of Lojas Americanas, where he worked for 12 years and was a board member from 1998 to 2003. Currently, serves on the boards of Grupo SBF (Centauro), GP Advisors, Spice Private Equity and The Craftory. He is also a board member of several non-profit entities, such as the São Paulo Museum of Art.
He has previously served as chairman of the boards of Oi, Contax, Gafisa, ABC Supermercados , Magnesita and GPAC (SPAC 2015). In addition, he previously served on the board of LEON Restaurants, RHI Magnesita, BRMalls, San Antonio, Allis, BHG, Estácio, BRZ Investimentos, Tele Norte Leste Participações, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações, Playcenter, Shoptime, Farmasa, BR Properties and Americanas.com.
Mr. Lambranho holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and a MSc degree in business administration from COPPEAD-UFRJ. He also completed the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Alvaro Lopes is Member of the Board of Spice Private Equity. He was the Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of GP Investments from 2012 until March 2018. Besides that, he serves as a member of the board of directors of GP Advisors.
Mr. Lopes previously served as member of the board of directors of GP Investments, BRZ Investimentos and Wiz Soluções, as CFO of Genesis Investments and as an advisor to Bac Florida Bank. He was also the CEO of Mercure Investments, senior vice-president of Prudential / Wachovia Securities and CEO, COO and EVP of Banco Bozano, Simonsen SA and its affiliates.
Mr. Lopes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Faculdade de Ciências Políticas e Econômicas do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from COPPEAD-UFRJ.
Christopher Wright is Member of the Board of Spice Private Equity. He is the Chairman of EMAlternatives LLC in Washington DC, an asset management firm and of its former affiliate in China (Yimei Capital Management) and sits on the board of Merifin Capital Group, a private European investment firm.
Until mid-2003, Mr. Wright served as Head of Global Private Equity for Desdner Kleinwort Capital and was also Group Board Member of Dresdner Kleinwort working in New York, London and Frankfurt with overall responsibility for alternative assets in developed and emerging markets. Mr. Wright remains a co-founding board member of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE, S&P 500 software, healthcare and industrial technology company). He is a non-executive director of Yatra Capital Ltd (EuroNext listed Indian property investment company), non-executive Chairman of the management company of The Fine Art Fund Group in London, and has previously served on the boards of other listed investment companies in the UK.
Mr. Wright was educated (M.A.) at Oxford University. He is Foundation Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford and serves on various sub-committees of its Governing Body, including the investment committee of its endowment fund. He holds a Certified Diploma on Accounting and Finance from the ACCA.
David Emery is Member of the Board of Spice Private Equity. He is the Founder and Chairman of Reciprocus International PTE Ltd, a globally active M&A advisory boutique based in Singapore.
Prior to setting up his own firm in October 2011, Mr. Emery was with Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) for over 16 years, lastly as a member of the Group’s Executive Board (GLT), President of Asia Pacific and Head of International Business Development and M&A. Before that, he had been with Xerox in various senior management roles in Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
Mr. Emery holds a Swiss Federal Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and General Management, and specialized in Marketing at IMD Lausanne. He serves as an Advisor to a variety of organizations and government agencies and sits on several boards. He is also an Entrepreneur in his own right, mainly as an early stage investor.
Rodrigo Boscolo is investor and media relations officer of Spice Private Equity and also works as an executive director and chief financial officer of GP Investments. He is responsible for managing the company’s investor relations and corporate development functions.
Mr. Boscolo has led or been involved in various transactions across a wide range of geographies and industries, particularly in the technology, consumer, restaurant and retail sectors. He has also served on the board of directors of several portfolio companies, including Leon Restaurants, Magnesita, Allis, Sascar and BRZ Investimentos. Previously, he co-founded a group travel platform and worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Boscolo earned an MBA from the Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute’s School of Arts and Sciences. He also holds a master’s degree from Euromed Management in Marseille, France, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of São Paulo.