Xeon International HQ Luxembourg announced the appointment of Mr. Faisal Islam as Group Managing Partner of the current US operations.
“Our US operations are developping very rapidely to the next level and required a permanent local presence”, comments Yves Duponselle, CEO at Xeon International.
“Faisal has a proven track record and the required experience to lead the path to new business and larger brand penetration in the US. Our global business model, based on local service delivery will be supported by our knowledge center through our South East European subsidiary.” according Yves.
“It was also of vital importance to build a bridge between the US market and the Asian markets where a lot of things are happening now. Through our South East Asian presence, we will be able to serve our US based investors and corporate clients in a more effective way” says Yves Duponselle.
“The US strategy will focus on one side on identifying new Corporate Finance clients in the need of an International reach out and on the other side it will be our role to develop continuous investor relationships in the US market all this with very attractive products and services”, comments Mr. Islam, Group Managing Partner at Xeon International US HQ.
Faisal was previously active as an Investment Banker with The Anex Group prior joining Xeon international. Before that, he worked for sixteen years in the Chemical Industry for various divisions of a publicly traded chemical company. His responsibilities included research and development, operational management and regulatory affairs. Faisal has a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from The Merrick School of Business in Baltimore. Faisal has transactional experience in biotech, energy, retail chemicals, micro-finance and agriculture. He has created a deal flow of more than $200MM in South East Asia.
Faisal’s selected transactional experience includes:
10 MM senior debt financing for an African pharmaceutical company
$10 MM equity and $20MM debt financing for Indian micro-credit company
Buy side acquisition of $2.5B for oil and gas company
Buy side acquisition for a $15B transportation company
Buy side acquisition for a $260MM South East Asian textile company
$3 MM equity raise for an African broadband service provider
Xeon International aims to create long-term business value for its clients and investors by offering a unique blend of result-oriented, risk sharing strategic value creation and implementation services. It operates within three functional areas: Project Financing – Fund Management & M&A – Growth Management.
Our teams consist mainly of experienced managers with deep theoretical and practical knowledge of their areas of specialisation which ensures rapid comprehension of relevant strategic and operational issues and a solid implementation of solutions. We devise innovative and result-oriented ways to create business value for our clients and investors.