Karen McMonagle is a Principal and Acting Chief Financial Officer for Carlyle’s Asia Corporate Private Equity Funds. She is also the Emerging Markets Transactions Lead with responsibility for investment activity in Asia Private Equity and Real Estate, Japan and Latin America. She is based in Washington D.C.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. McMonagle was a Director at KPMG in Chicago and spent 12 years advising clients on international M&A transactions in the private equity and real estate sectors. Ms. McMonagle worked in Buenos Aires providing inward investment advice to institutional real estate investors and cross-border structuring advice to South American multinationals. She began her career in 2001 with Arthur Andersen and subsequently KPMG in Ireland, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
Ms. McMonagle received her LLB (Law & Accounting) from Queen’s University Belfast and a Diploma in Arbitration from University College Dublin.