Jennifer Choi (she/her)
Jen is CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Limited Partners through advocacy, education, research and industry engagement.
Prior to becoming CEO, Jen served eight years as ILPA’s Managing Director of Industry Affairs. During that time, she launched ILPA’s global advocacy platform to ensure that the LP perspective was being fully considered in global regulation and policymaking. With a focus on robust LP-GP dialogue around emerging issues, Jen led the creation and adoption of best practices such as the ILPA Reporting Template, the ILPA Principles and ILPA’s guidance on subscription lines of credit and GP-led secondaries. In 2020, Jen founded the Diversity in Action initiative, a community of practice that has grown to more than 300 LP and GP signatories with the shared goal of taking concrete action to advance DEI in the private markets.
Before joining ILPA, Jen served as Vice President of Industry and External Affairs for the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), now known as the Global Private Capital Association (GPCA), where she led the association’s research programs and industry engagement activities. Previously, Jennifer was a consultant with Boston-based Stax Inc., providing due diligence and advisory services for leading private equity and venture capital firms.
Jennifer holds a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. summa cum laude in Economics and Political Science from Augustana College.
Senior Managing Director, Global Growth + Interim Head of Europe
Greg Durst is ILPA’s Senior Managing Director of Global Growth and has been tapped to serve as the Interim Head of ILPA Europe. He has broad experience in private equity as a GP and as a service provider and financier to leading players in the industry across the globe. Durst previously served as ILPA’s Managing Director of Corporate Development, bringing ILPA's communities together, leading best-in-class events and thought leadership.
Today, Durst represents ILPA in a wide variety of industry conversations and engagements in many geographies. He continues to connect ILPA's more than 600 institutional limited partner members with high performing general partners, top notch service providers and effective industry bodies to enhance alignment, transparency and good governance in the private markets on behalf of LPs. Prior to joining ILPA, Durst was the founding COO and Head of Business Development for a hedge fund manager in New York. In addition to his work in private equity and at other top tier professional services firms, Durst has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Southern Africa and has extensive experience working in South Asia.
Durst has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Georgetown University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Senior Director, Member Engagement and Programs
Pamela Jenkins is the Senior Director, Member Engagement and Programs at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA). She is responsible for the overall strategy and planning of ILPA’s event program; this includes oversight of major conferences, the ILPA Summit New York and Europe, Members’ Conference and Legal Conference, as well as the 40+ events held globally each year, live and virtually. Pamela partners across ILPA to ensure members, general partners and service providers are thoughtfully engaged in the event process, helping to drive ILPA’s mission to engage, empower and connect LPs globally.
Prior to the ILPA, Pamela worked in the hospitality industry in positions with Hilton, Holiday Inn and Princess Cruises. Pamela is an honours graduate of the Special Events Planning for Destination Tourism program at George Brown College.
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives
As Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Nick Jenson is responsible for the strategic execution and operational oversight of the organization's diverse educational platform including the ILPA Institute, Workshops, Webcasts and Professional Development Series.
Prior to joining ILPA, Nick spent 13 years at Cambridge Associates in numerous operational leadership roles across the investment manager data, client performance reporting, and investment operations divisions based in the US. During this time Nick also spent 3 years in Singapore leading the build out of Cambridge’s APAC operations office and most recently served as Head of Public and Private Investment Manager Data, as well as, Program Manager to the Chief Data Officer.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Social Science & Psychology degree from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia.
Senior Director, Industry Affairs
Neal Prunier, Senior Director, Industry Affairs at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) is responsible for the continuing evolution and expansion of the ILPA standards to help ILPA provide impactful service for its members.
Prior to ILPA, Neal spent his career at Cambridge Associates where he most recently served as Senior Director in CA’s Arlington, Virginia office. In this role, he oversaw staff across Singapore, London, and Arlington as head of a global investment operations department responsible for enterprise data management for Private Investment, Hedge Fund, and Long Only investment manager/client specific data. This work focused on serving the data needs of Research, Consulting, and Performance Reporting functions, as well as clients and the broader industry. This work also included the creation of the ILPA Private Markets Benchmark reports.
Neal holds a BS in Finance from Elon University and an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Senior Director, External Affairs and Sustainable Investing
Matt Schey is Senior Director, External Affairs and Sustainable Investing at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), where he leads the Association’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts. He also manages ILPA’s Research team.
Prior to joining ILPA in 2019, Matt was a management consultant specializing in providing business transformation advisory services to clients in both public and private markets. Previously, he was a manager at Cambridge Associates, supporting the firm’s institutional client consulting business and leading the daily operations of its Singapore-based performance reporting function, serving APAC, Europe, and ME&A client relationships.
Matt holds a BA in International Business & Management from Dickinson College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Nicky Cavanagh serves as the Director of Membership at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA). She is responsible for delivering on the value proposition for all ILPA members, with a particular focus on understanding the needs of the LP community and working with internal stakeholders to deliver content and resources to help meet those needs. Nicky first joined ILPA as Executive Assistant to the CEO in 2015.
Prior to ILPA, Nicky worked as an Executive Assistant to a former NBA Coach. Nicky’s original field of experience was in organizational psychology and market research. She completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and Graduate Diploma of Psychology at Griffith University.
Director, Strategic Communications
Prior to joining ILPA in 2022, Megan spent the better part of a decade leading and supporting membership communications and media engagement at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Megan brings a versatile background managing board relations, authoring reports and other publications, overseeing organization-wide branding, and designing newsletters, social media campaigns, podcasts, and videos that make an impact. She also previously served as the Assistant Director of Public Relations for the American University Washington College of Law.
Megan holds a BA in Broadcasting and Political Science from Baldwin Wallace University and an MA in Strategic Communication from American University.
Mandy Ilk joined the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) in March 2014, working in both the Accounts and Education Department. As the Director of Education, she is responsible for the operations of the ILPA Institute courses, Webcasts, Workshops and the Professional Development Seminar series.
Mandy came to ILPA from a background in the Art Industry, spending 11 years at a notable Toronto Auction Firm. She holds her Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Toronto, where she specialized in Literature with a minor in Cinema Studies.
Jyoti Marwaha is Director of Talent at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) within the Corporate group.
Prior to ILPA, Jyoti spent her career working for Fortune 100’s, 500’s and the last decade in a variety of trade associations building her experience as an HR Generalist. Most recently, Jyoti led the performance management, employee relations, talent management and talent acquisition at National Governors Association. Jyoti brings deep expertise in all HR functions and proudly shares her blended experiences on LinkedIn. She genuinely loves to see the growth of her colleagues and is a Certified Career Coach and a Professional in Human Resources, a known industry-wide HR credential.
Jae Strnisha is Director of Finance at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) and is responsible for overseeing ILPA’s financial health and long-term growth, managing all finance and accounting operations and related data and systems.
Prior to joining ILPA in 2023, Kristina was the Senior Event Strategist at IBM, overseeing the strategy and execution of Security events in Canada, as well as the Event Manager for Think Toronto, IBM’s proprietary client conference for senior business and technology leaders.
Previously, Kristina spent almost a decade managing and producing large-scale global conferences and events for Brunico Communications, most notably Banff World Media Festival, Asian Animation Summit, Marketing Awards, and CIX (Canadian Innovation Exchange).
Jennifer Lis is the Event Manager at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA). She is responsible for planning and executing of ILPA’s major conferences: ILPA Summit, Annual Members Conference and European Forum.
Prior to ILPA, Jennifer worked as an Event Specialist at the Toronto Region Board of Trade where she helped to organize a variety of events as well as managed the Young Professionals Program. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University as well as a Post-Secondary Certificate in Events Management from Humber College.
Prabhjit Kaur (Pravi)
Relationship Manager, Membership
Holly is a Relationship Manager at the Institutional Limited Partners Association. She is responsible for establishing strong and authentic relationships with ILPA members to drive engagement with ILPA resources, and gain a thorough understanding of member interests, needs, and challenges to help hone and adapt ILPA’s offerings.
Holly holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours from Queen’s University where she specialized in health and economics.
Relationship Manager, Membership
Prior to ILPA, Nisreen held fundraising roles in the arts & culture sector, most notably as a manager of philanthropy and engagement at North America’s largest documentary film festival where she stewarded annual donors and a portfolio of investors in documentary film financing. Nisreen holds a BA in English from McGill University and an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.
Manager, Digital Marketing
Brittany Walker serves as the Digital Marketing Manager at ILPA, where she leads the development, implementation, and optimization of the organization's digital marketing strategies. With over a decade of corporate marketing experience in diverse industries such as non-profits, women's health, emergency response, and insurance membership, Brittany brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Morgan State University. In addition to her work at ILPA, Brittany is also the Marketing Chair on the executive board of the Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals.
Senior Associate, Research
Brian Hoehn is Senior Industry Affairs Associate at the Institutional Limited Partners Association. Brian assists the Industry Affairs team in engagement with external industry stakeholders, advocacy efforts, as well as efforts to establish and promote industry best practices.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a minor in Business Administration from the George Washington University.
As a Research Associate at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Isabelle supports the execution of ILPA’s research and content efforts and provides analysis on issues impacting limited partner and general partner relationships, including fund governance, reporting, transparency, policy and regulation.Prior to joining ILPA, she worked as a private market fund management consultant. She supported legal entity administration and risk management efforts with a focus on European funds.
Isabelle studied Political Science and Business Administration and Management at Hope College.
Associate, Data Management
Wei Dai is a Associate & Data Management of ILPA since September 2012. Prior to joining ILPA, Wei was a Research Associate of the Private Equity Team of Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Dai earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering of Tsinghua University in China and his MSc from University of York in England.
Tricia is the Event Coordinator at Institutional Limited Partners Association. She is responsible for supporting the Events team in executing major conferences.
Prior to ILPA, Tricia worked in the hospitality industry as an event planner. Tricia holds a Bachelor of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management major in Hospitality Management from De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde, as well as a Diploma in Special Event Planning from Centennial College.
As the Membership Coordinator, Lili serves as a primary contact for ILPA’s global membership to engage and assist members in navigating resources.
Prior to joining ILPA, they worked with the Ontario Science Centre on their Membership team and have over a decade of customer facing experience. Lili holds a degree in Performance Production from Toronto Metropolitan University.
Associate, Corporate Development & Events
As the Associate, Corporate Development & Events for ILPA, Daniele Guarnaschelli is responsible for relationships with Service Providers along with supporting ILPA’s robust event program, including the flagship ILPA Summit, Annual Members’ Conference and ILPA Summit Europe.
Prior to ILPA, Daniele worked as a Special Events Coordinator for WE Day (WE Charity) where he organized and planned Honoured Guest events across the US and Canada. Daniele has a Bachelor in Sports and Exercise Science from the Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico” as well as a Post-Graduation Certificate in Event Marketing from Seneca College.
Associate, Diversity in Action
As an Associate for Diversity in Action at ILPA, Kassidy supports the execution of ILPA’s content and research efforts, membership initiatives, and industry affairs and standards.
A 2022 graduate of American University, Kassidy earned her degree in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government. Over the last year, Kassidy has worked as a Program Assistant in the Politics, Policy and Law Scholars Center where she planned events, wrote policy memos, blogs, and researched legal topics.
Prior to ILPA, Thanatip spent her career working in retail accounting at Wegmans Food Market, Inc. Experience with account payable at Exxon Mobil Limited and account receivable at NS BlueScope LTD. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, Thailand.
Coordinator, Events & Corporate Development
As the coordinator of Corporate Development & Events for ILPA, Dura is responsible for relationships with Service Providers along with supporting ILPA’s annual major events, including the ILPA Summit Europe, Members' Conference, Legal Conference and ILPA Summit New York.
Prior to ILPA, Dura held Fund Development and Event focused roles in the charity industry. She was responsible for planning and executing fundraising events and campaigns for causes such as homelessness in Calgary and international aid for war-torn countries around the world. Dura holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary.
Racheal is an Executive Assistant at the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA). She is responsible for coordinating and managing executive scheduling, preparing, and organizing essential and strategic materials and plans, supporting board meetings, and preparing board materials.
Prior to ILPA, she worked at the National Guard Association and American Society of International Law on their Executive Suite team and has over six years of experience supporting the C-suite. Racheal holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Pittsburg State University.