ILPA appoints Kaufman as membership and events MD

Shawna Kaufman has joined the The Institutional Limited Partners Association as a managing director of membership and events. Previously, Kaufman was a leader of Monitor Deloitte’s customer and marketing strategy practice in Canada. The ILPA is a membership organization focused on serving the interests of private equity LPs.


January 26, 2016 (Toronto, CAN and Washington, DC) – The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) today announced the addition of Shawna Kaufman to the management team as the new Managing Director of Membership & Events.

“We are delighted to gain Shawna’s expertise to further expand our membership initiatives and develop our events,” says Peter Freire, ILPA CEO. “Her experience with Monitor Deloitte in helping organizations grow by better meeting the needs of their stakeholders will be invaluable to the ILPA.”

Based in Toronto, Ms. Kaufman brings more than 10 years of experience in strategy consulting across Europe, Africa and North America, most recently as a leader of Monitor Deloitte’s Customer & Marketing Strategy practice in Canada where she helped her clients drive top-line growth by exploring and addressing the needs of their customers, members and employees. Playing a central role in practice development, Ms. Kaufman also worked to expand and enrich the internal community, serving in key recruiting roles and as a counselor and coach to junior consultants.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to expand the ILPA’s global membership footprint as well as further develop events that will continue to promote the exchanging of ideas amongst Limited Partners,” said Shawna Kaufman. “The ILPA has a tremendous foundation from which to build and I’m looking forward to finding new ways to continue advancing the interests of our current and potential members.”

Ms. Kaufman holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from Queen’s University in Canada. She will be joining the ILPA team effective February 1 and is looking forward to meeting with members.

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About ILPA
The ILPA is the leading global, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing the interests of private equity Limited Partners through industry-leading education programs, independent research, best practices, networking opportunities and global collaborations. In 2015, ILPA hosted over 1000 LPs at 26 global events across 5 continents.