J. Scott Swensen - Chairman
Scott Swensen is the Chairman of Conduit Capital Partners, having formed the company in 2003. He has amassed a long career in private equity investing and global finance and most specifically, has spent the last 18 years as Lead Investment Manager of the Latin Power Funds. Mr. Swensen joined Scudder, Stevens & Clark (a predecessor company to Zurich Scudder Investments), in 1993 as Lead Investment Manager for Latin Power I. Prior to the acquisition of Scudder by Deutsche Bank in 2002, Mr. Swensen headed Scudder's Special Investments Group that included Private Equity, Private Debt, Closed-End Funds and Hedge Funds. Before joining Scudder, he spent eleven years in corporate and project finance at the Chase Manhattan Bank and subsequently nine years at Banque Paribas. His final position at Banque Paribas was as a Managing Director supervising a number of groups, including energy and project finance in North and South America, energy futures brokerage and commodity derivatives worldwide. While at BNP Paribas, Mr. Swensen made a number of private equity investments and was the CEO of a $40 million company for five years. Mr. Swensen holds a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Heat and Power) with High Honors from Stevens Institute of Technology (Tau Beta Pi) and an M.B.A. (ABD) degree from New York University. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is a member of the Board of the Latin American Venture Capital Association and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association's Advisory Council.