Jeffrey A. Urbina

JEFFREY A. URBINA joined William Blair & Company in 1996 and has co-
managed the Fund since its inception in 1998. In addition to the
Emerging Market Growth Fund, he is responsible for emerging market
research for the William Blair International Growth Fund. From 1991 to
1996, Mr. Urbina was Senior Vice President and Director of Emerging
Market Research and a Portfolio Manager for the Van Kampen American
Capital Navigator Fund in Luxembourg during which time he also served as
Director of Fixed Income Research and was a member of the Investment
Policy Committee. Prior to this, he was associated with Citicorp and
Harris Bank in Chicago. Mr. Urbina holds a Bachelor’s degree from
Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s
Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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