Erik Bethel is the Managing Partner of SinoLatin Capital (www.sinolatincapital.com), a merchant banking firm focused on natural resource transactions between China and Latin America. Mr. Bethel has 17 years’ experience in private equity and investment banking in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors.
He previously worked as a Managing Director at China’s first private equity fund–ChinaVest, as well as at JP Morgan Partners (the private equity arm of JP Morgan). Prior to this, he worked at Morgan Stanley’s Latin America group, and at Emerging Markets Partnership’s US$1 billion Latin American Infrastructure Fund. His transaction experience spans the mining, agribusiness and infrastructure sectors.
Mr. Bethel is a co-founder of SLC, where he leads the Firm’s mining efforts, and he serves on the Board of Directors of Rio Cristal Resources, a Peruvian zinc mining company.
He graduated from the Wharton School of Business and the US Naval Academy, Annapolis. He lives in Shanghai with his wife and two children and speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and Mandarin.
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