2011 John W. Koza Leadership Fellows


Diego Carrillo, California Public Employees Retirement System
In 2007, Carrillo joined CalPERS Real Asset Unit as an Investment Officer. Carrillo oversees a $2.2 billion net asset value International Tactical real estate portfolio across emerging markets including Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Prior to his current role, Carrillo oversaw domestic investment strategies including Housing and Land portfolios and the newly developed Emerging Manager Program, which totaled a net asset value of $1.5 billion. Additionally, Carrillo underwrote new investment opportunities including the Emerging Manager Program and assisted in a national search for a new western U.S. multifamily manager. Further, he oversaw investment strategies focused on urban investing in housing, office and hospitality and assisted with policy and program development for environmental, emerging manager and responsible contractor initiatives.

Prior to CalPERS, Carrillo oversaw the development and implementation of a strategic plan to increase enrollment and revenue for the nationally recognized St. HOPE Public Schools. He also worked in the executive office of California State Treasurer Phil Angelides.Carrillo received a BS in business administration with concentrations in finance and real estate and land use from California State University, Sacramento.


Mukund Joshi, UTIMCO
Joshi serves as an Investment Associate with UTIMCO. Joshi joined UTIMCO in 2009 and helps manage the endowments' real estate portfolio across public and private market investments. Joshi is responsible for sourcing new opportunities in Asia and Latin America in addition to managing existing and new private relationships for North American investments. In addition, Joshi helps manage the public equity portion of the real estate portfolio. From 2004 to 2007, Joshi worked as an electrical engineer at Freescale Semiconductor. From 2001 to 2004, Joshi worked as an ASIC designer at Compaq Computers (which later became Hewlett-Packard). Joshi received an MBA from the University of Texas in 2009, an MS in Computer and Systems Engineering from the University of Houston in 2001, and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Kuvempu University (India) in 1998. Joshi is a member of PREA and a CFA charterholder.


Gabriel Sasson, GM Asset Management
Sasson serves as an Investment Analyst for the Real Estate & Alternative Investment group. In this role, he provides investment analysis and mangement support covering a broad spectrum of real estate equity, real estate debt, and other alternative investments within the General Motors pension funds. Prior to joining GM Asset Management in 2006, Sasson was a Senior Associate at The Schonbraun McCann Group, LLP, a national real estate consulting and accounting firm. Sasson holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.


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