Mr. Benard is Co-Head of Cerberus Frontier and leads Cerberus’ private investment activities across emerging and frontier markets in Asia. Mr. Benard has led equity and debt transactions in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Caucasus.

He began his career as an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb, where he worked on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and private equity investments, including leveraged finance.

Mr. Benard has published numerous articles on finance, trade, and geopolitics for The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy, among others. Mr. Benard graduated with honors from Claremont McKenna College and received a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He is an Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute.