Board of Directors
Murat Erden is the Chairman of ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited. Prior to taking this position, Murat founded Erden Capital Partners in 2017 and served as the CFO for Ice Group. Murat served as Group CFO for Turkcell for 15 years. Murat is experienced in Emerging Markets, having led the rating process to achieve three investment grade ratings agencies for Turkcell in turbulent market conditions. Murat also held a range of senior positions at Turkcell which included Director of Group Treasury and Risk Management – Finance, Group Treasurer and Head of Treasury. Murat holds degrees in Economics at Bogazici University, and received his MBA in finance from San Diego State University in 1995. Murat is also a graduate of London Business School and Wharton Executive Development programs.
Johan Hattingh is the Chief Executive Officer of ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited, having founded the asset management firm in 2018. Prior to founding ARCH, he served as CEO of Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia, and Chairman and CEO of Ashmore Turkey. Johan has a wealth of experience in international finance markets, starting his career at Hill Samuel & Co Ltd in 1982, working on project finance and capital markets as manager and director. Johan has formely held senior executive positions at Daiwa Europe Bank Plc, Industrial Bank of Japan, NatWest and ANZ Bank and has also served as non-executive director on various boards. Johan holds degrees in Economics and Industrial psychology, Masters in International Economics and Doctorate in Financial Management from the University of Johannesburg.
Mike Pritchard is the CFO of ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited. Prior to ARCH, Mike was Head of Finance at BC Partners LLP where he spent significant time engaged with personal advisers, ensuring fund returns, fee income and carried interest structures were tax efficient and optimised for all parties. His experience covers, amongst other things, converting legal structures for existing fund advisers and sub-advisers in the UK and US, structuring new Fund structures and a European AIFM and launching the company’s credit platform. Prior to BC Partners, Mike was Group Financial Controller at Asset Management Investment Company plc and worked at Solomon Hare Chartered Accountants. Mike holds a degree in Accounting from Cardiff Business School and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.
Johan Van Der Merwe
Johan started his career in finance as Head of Resources at Investec Asset Management in 1997 and is the Co-CEO of African Rainbow Capital. He became the Global Sector Head of Resources in 2000. He was also a director and Executive Committee member of Investec Asset Management. In 2002, Johan became CEO of Sanlam Investment Management and was appointed, a year later, CEO of the Investment Cluster responsible for all the investment businesses in the Sanlam Group. Johan is also currently a non-executive director on the Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Capital Markets and Sanlam Employee Benefits Boards. Johan qualified as a CA, and holds Master In Income Tax (University of Pretoria) and a Master of Philosophy in Finance at Cambridge University. Johan also completed the Advanced Management Porgramme at Harvard Business School and the Challenge of Leadership at Insead Business School.