Rilwan Meeran, is the Managing Director of Flat World Partner’s Alternative Investment Platform. Rilwan has 17 years of private equity, investment banking, and operations experience, principally in emerging and frontier markets. Prior to Flat World Partners, Rilwan was CIO of the Emerging Media Opportunity Fund. Prior to that he spent two years in an operating role for a portfolio of technology companies, assisting their growth globally. He has executed private equity transactions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Turkey. Rilwan has worked with Leopard Capital, Swicorp, Finstar Global Partners, Edison Venture Fund, and started his career with UBS. He has been profiled in a private equity textbook and has taught private equity and due diligence at several universities. Rilwan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He speaks English and Spanish.