Beth Michelson '97

Senior Managing Director,
Cartesian Capital

Beth Michelson is a seasoned emerging markets private equity executive, having spent 20 years sourcing and managing investments in several emerging markets and serving on the boards of various portfolio companies. She is currently a Senior Managing Director at Cartesian Capital Partners, a global private equity firm.

Prior to the formation of Cartesian in 2006, Beth had been working with AIG Capital Partners since 1999. Prior to AIGCP, Beth was an Associate at Wasserstein Perella Emerging Markets focusing on private equity investments and structured products. Previously, Beth worked in financing for media and entertainment at Dresdner Bank AG, as a financial journalist in Prague and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

She holds a BA with distinction from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and an MIA from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. Beth is a CFA charterholder. Ms. Michelson currently serves on the boards of Arlington Industries (UK), BTS Torres (Latin America), and Brilia (Brazil).