Antoine van Agtmael, Author, The Smartest Places on Earth

Antoine van Agtmael, Author, The Smartest Places on Earth

smartAntoine van Agtmael, who coined the term “emerging markets,” was founder and for 25 years CIO/CEO of EMM, a leading investment management firm for emerging markets, and is now a senior advisor at Garten Rothkopf, a public policy advisory firm. Earlier, Mr. van Agtmael was Deputy Director, Capital Markets department at the International Finance Corporation, Division Chief in the World Bank’s borrowing operations, Managing Director of Thailand’s leading merchant bank TISCO, and Vice President at Bankers Trust Company. He is the author of The Emerging Markets Century (2007) and Emerging Securities Markets (1984) and has taught and lectured widely.

Mr. van Agtmael has been a member of the Brookings Board of Trustees since 2005, and is co-chair of its International Advisory Council as well as a former chair of the NPR Foundation where he is now a trustee, was a board member of NPR, and is currently a board member of Magnum Photos and the Smithsonian’s Freer Sackler Gallery.