Patriccia Lizagara is the managing partner of Hypatia Capital Group. She is responsible for the organization's strategy of sponsoring female CEOs, as well as originating proprietary private equity transactions. She has over 25 years of merchant banking experience, as well as is a founder of several successful companies. Ms. Lizarraga founded the Grupo del Ande in 1997 and is a founding and Investment Committee member of Sigma SAFI, an asset manager with over $400 million AUM of primarily middle-market fixed income investments. Prior to founding Hypatia Capital, she was the Managing Director of Credit Agricole Securities' New York mergers & acquisitionsgroup. She started her merchant banking career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She has also served as the President of the Privatization Committee of the Toll Roads of Peru. Ms. Lizarraga is the President of the Board of Directors of the Diller-Quaile School of Music, as well as a Trustee for the Museum of Art of Lima, Peru She also serves as an independent board member at Credicorp Ltd ( NYSE : BAP ) and Banco de Credito del Peru.