Executive Dinner Series: Maria-Elena Carrión

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
6:30pm— 8:30pm
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Rasika West End
1190 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States
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Kiki Li

Please join us at our Executive Dinner Series featuring Wharton alumnus, Maria-Elena Carrión.

From New York and London to Puerto Rico and DC, investing in equities in emerging markets and bringing billions of new capital to businesses in Puerto Rico, please join us as Maria-Elena shares stories from her career.

This is a very limited event with only 8 spots available. There will be a waiting list available for any last-minute cancellations.

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET - Please arrive on time for this family style meal
Cost: Non-Refundable Cost includes Tax + Gratuity + Event Fee. Beverages are Not Included.
    Member: $120.00
    Non-Member:  $145.00 
Host: Kiki Li (Penn/M&T'92) [email protected]

Location: Rasika West End 1190 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20037

We recommend using Spothero to find parking.

Dupont Circle & Farragut North (Red Line Metro) and Farragut West & Foggy Bottom GWU (Blue/Orange/Silver Metro) are nearby.

Please let the host know if you have any dietary restrictions.



Ms. Carrión is a mergers and acquisitions specialist with more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. After more than 20 years in New York and London, where she managed funds that invested in publicly listed equities in emerging markets, she founded Multicultural Capital LLC, a mergers and acquisitions boutique in Puerto Rico, with an office in Washington, DC. She leads an all-woman team dedicated to bringing capital to privately-owned enterprises in a sale or restructuring. In the last 15 years, Multicultural Capital, under Ms. Carrión’s leadership, has executed transactions in diverse industries, including financial services, technology, health care, media, manufacturing, energy, hospitality, restaurants and food and beverage. Ms. Carrión has provided more than $2 billion in new capital to private businesses in Puerto Rico.

Ms. Carrión has an MBA from Columbia University, a BS from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall. She is certified as a Chartered Financial Analyst by the CFA Institute and as a Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor by the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors.

Ms. Carrión is a member of the CFA Institute, the NY Society of Security Analysts, the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors, the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA), and The Meridian International Center Council. She serves on the board of both Antilles Insurance Company, a Puerto Rico based property and casualty insurance company, as well as Ochoa Realty Corporation, a commercial real estate company also in Puerto Rico.

Ms. Carrión splits her time between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. She is fluent in Spanish and English and is conversant in French.


Family Style Menu


Palak Chaat Crispy baby spinach / sweet yogurt / tamarind / date chutney

Sev Batata Puri Crispy biscuits / potatoes / raw mangoes / gram flour vermicelli / chutneys

Seekh Kebab Minced lamb / garam masala / mint chutney

Tandoori Chicken Tikka Chilies / garlic / garam masala

Mango Shrimp Fresh mango / cashew nut / ginger / coriander



Black Cod Fresh dill / honey / cheddar

Punjabi Gosht Lamb / pickling spices / ginger / green chilies

Chicken Tikka Masala Onions / tomatoes / fenugreek

Malai Palak Spinach / cumin / garlic / ginger

Dal Dhungaree Smoked lentils / caramelized onion

Cucumber Raita Cucumber / yogurt relish

Basmati Rice

Bread Basket



Gulab Jamun, Date and Toffee Pudding, Warm Rice Pudding and Cardamom Ice Cream


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Rasika West End

1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, United States,
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