Full Name
Dirk Donath
Job Title
Managing Partner
L Catterton
Speaker Bio
Mr. Donath is a Managing Partner at L Catterton focused on Latin America. He was a Senior Managing Director and Partner at Eton Park Capital Management, responsible for private equity and illiquid investment activities in emerging markets. Previously, he was a Founding Partner & Managing Director of Pegasus Capital. Before Pegasus, Mr. Donath was a Partner of McKinsey & Company where he was head of McKinsey's Latin American Consumer Goods and Retail Practice and leader of the Latin American Corporate Finance and Strategy Practice. Dirk left McKinsey to found FarmaCity, the leading retail pharmacy chain in Argentina, where he was Chairman and served on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of the Americas and serves on the Finance Committee, is on the Board of Governors of Hillel International and was a Trustee on the Board of Governors of the American Ballet Theatre. Mr. Donath is a member of the Board of LAVCA (the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America), is on the Leadership Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and was on the Board of the Latin American Advisor of the Inter-American Dialogue, in addition to the Boards of various portfolio and publicly listed companies.
Mr. Donath graduated cum laude with honors from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and studied international relations at Oxford University. He also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. Dirk is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Dirk Donath