The four lead executives have decades of experience as entrepreneurs in frontier and emerging markets.

•  Successfully built businesses in Myanmar,

   Russia, India, Iraq, and the UAE

•  Directly raised US$ billions for emerging

   markets firms

•  Led and advised in deals worth hundreds of

   billions of dollars globally across many


•  Senior-level experience leading international

   development efforts

  • R.P. EDDY, CEO

    R.P. Eddy is the CEO and Chairman of Four Rivers. He is also the founder and CEO of Ergo, a global advisory firm which the Harvard Business Review praised as, “breaking from industry orthodoxy with a radically new model.” In addition, he chairs Ergo Investment Partners. Previously, he was a Managing Director at the Gerson Lehrman Group and a Team Leader at Monitor Group. Prior to entering the private sector, Eddy served in various posts in the U.S. Government national security arena, and as a senior Diplomat. He has a B.Sc in Neuroscience from Brown University.


    Paul Prescott has 30 years' experience managing commercial real estate projects in Asia including for The Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hyatt International and Ramada Renaissance. He has extensive Myanmar experience, working on the first international standard property developments in the 1990s. His Myanmar projects include the Dagon Golf Course (including a 4/5 star hotel and an 82 villa residential complex) and Sakura Residence (a premier serviced apartment complex).


    Ryan Dodd is the Chief Investment Officer of Four Rivers. He currently manages all investment funds at Ergo Investment Partners. He previously managed Emerging Market and Event Driven strategies at GLG Partners (part of Man Group) in London. Prior to GLG acquiring his business, he was founder of Sayan Management Limited, an Event Driven fund focused on resource related industries. Before founding Sayan, he was a Partner at Aton Capital Group, an investment bank in Moscow (later acquired by UniCredit). He is fluent in Russian. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College.


    Udi Chattopadhyay is Chief Operating Officer and oversees business operations on a day-to-day basis, including legal, human resources, marketing, capital raising, and social and corporate governance. He has extensive experience across emerging markets, having worked in Africa, the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia (including Myanmar) on market entry strategy, salesforce effectiveness, due diligence, talent management, public-private partnerships and government lobbying. His previous experience includes strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company and KPMG, where his clients covered a range of industries including telecom, media, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and government. Udi has a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business where he was a Thouron Fellow. He is fluent in Bengali and Hindi.

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