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Europe

Robert Gerendas

D.I. Robert Gerendas Partner Austria & Balkans

Robert is a very well recognized and accomplished business man. He has been working his whole life in developing business across the Globe. He has an impressive list of contacts and is working as a preferred ambassador of Xeon International. He is also very experienced in all marketing areas and has the ability to bring concrete results. He is also the President and CEO of Agrichem Holding AG. He speaks fluently 5 languages and he is a fantastic networker and negotiator.

Zafer Arslan

Zafer Arslan Partner Turkey & Middle East

Zafer is a Senior Real Estate Executive with more then 30 years of experience in the property development. One of his latest achievements has been the development and realisation of the “White side Apartments”, a gated community project in Istanbul.
This 60 Million US$ project is one of the flagships in the Asian part of the Turkish megalopolis. Zafer is very much accepted and respected for his professional standards and has built a fantastic reputation and name in Turkey and in the Middle East among Top Tier Entrepreneurs and Investors. He is an active ambassador and partner of Xeon International in Turkey and the Middle East.

Meier Segev

Meir Segev Partner International Business

Meir is an experienced and accomplished management executive having spent over 30 years as a senior manager in both the governmental and private sectors.
Over the last 14 years, Meir has served as CEO, Board Member and Chairman of several international companies. Outside of these respective roles, Meir has also been dealing with international project financing
as well as successfully representing the interest of Chinese companies seeking overseas investments.
Meir holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Haifa University in Israel and is a graduate of The Wharton Advanced Management Program at Penn University.

Laszlo Szakal

Dr. Laszlo Szakal Partner Hungary

Laszlo has gained his business experience in Central Eastern Europe as an executive of one of the largest ICT services provider’s affiliate in Hungary. He has been working in the outsourcing business and acquired a line of businesses in various industries. He has more than a decade information technology and business process knowledge in the banking, energy, transportation and various other industries combined with structured financing options. Laszlo is well connected to the main regional decision makers.

Amine Dirk

D.K. Amine Dirk Lingemann Partner UK

Amine is a very savvy business developer with experience in Corporate Governance within the Financial Services Industry. He has an excellent experience in Relationship management with CEO’s and COO’s of large corporations, asset managers and banks. His large exeperience derives from blue-chip organisations including PWC, JP Morgan, ABN AMRO including Saudi Hollandi Bank, Goldman Sachs, UniCredit and National Commercial Bank. Amine has very strong people management and leadership skills and acts as ambassador of the Xeon International brand in the UK and in the Middle East

Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight Partner UK

A former advertising executive with 23 years experience, Stephen has held a variety of positions at major international agencies including Bates, Lowe Howard Spink and WCRS. Previous clients included GM, Lloyds Bank, BMW United Distillers, The Post Office, BT and JVC Five years with the Walt Disney Company latterly as Senior Vice-President and Head of Marketing and Brand management for Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Having worked successfully above and below the line, client and agency side, he felt it time to do his own thing and founded Pimento in 2005.

Uwe

Uwe Decher Partner Germany

Uwe has a degree in Economics and in Psychology from Mannheim University. He has been working for years at one of the best strategy advisers in Germany. He had established and ran operations in China, India, and Malaysia within healthcare industry.

Uwe gained valuable expertise in pharmaceutics and medical technologies as well. His strengths are laying in strategy and corporate governance, in restructuring and optimization.

Daniel

Daniel Janson Partner Scandinavia

Daniel’s professional path is an amazing combination of tradition and innovation. He has been working in the automotive and consumer goods industries and gained sound experience in innovative distribution and logistic solutions on the fragmented European market. Daniel is an expert in M&A, organisation and post merger support integration.

China

Rufus

Rufus Chua Partner Hong Kong

An exceptional relationship builder with a high degree of emotional intelligence, Rufus has a great knowledge about business around the globe and a deep understanding of people’s drivers for business. He is an entrepreneur with a high degree of business acumen and with a deep understanding of the market dynamics in China.

Rufus has strong leadership skills and drives the business with vision and passion. His communication talents have allowed the development of a strong network on both sides of the globe.

India

Ashwani

Ashwani Rathore Associate

An entrepreneur at heart and an engineer by training, Ashwani has successfully created and exited from three ventures.His latest venture was online food catering which won him various awards and recognitions. He works closely with portfolio teams and clients assisting them in gap analysis, operational analysis and technology up gradation.

Ashwani has a combined experience of 5 years in the fields of software, hospitality and venture capital.

Som

Som Chatterjee

Som has 10 years of experience in the field of venture capital investment. He works closely with portfolio teams and clients assisting them in gap analysis, financial analysis and operational analysis. He was also actively involved in the merger and acquisition for the portfolio companies and exit strategy for few portfolio companies.

Being a process oriented person, Som is responsible for the development of the Investment Manager’s operating procedures and ensuring the smooth running of opportunities assessment, pipeline development, investment banking, investor relationship and fund raising.

Middle East

Yousif Salwan F.

Dr. Youssif Salwan Managing Partner Xeon International Middle East

Dr. Salwan has been for more then 10 years the Vice-Chairman and CEO of Al Naboodah Group,one of the most well-respected family company names in the UAE. Employing over 16,000 people and over 40 nationalities, the Al Naboodah Group business focus, covers civil engineering, building and MEP, as well as representing a diverse portfolio of global brands in the transportation, travel, electrical and furniture and fit-out arenas.

Today Dr. Salwan is the Chairman and CEO of Inter Group. Inter Group comprises of various companies in the UAE and Iraq responsible for the employment of more than 200 full time staff members. Since its inception in 1999, IG has maintained a long standing history of fulfilling projects and contracts covering numerous sectors throughout the Middle East which specializes in Oil & Gas, Automobiles, Power and Water, Hospitality, IT Services, Trading and Logistics.

Dr. Salwan has a PH.D from the University of Alberta and is Managing Partner of Xeon International Middle East.

Zafer Arslan

Zafer Arslan Partner Turkey & Middle East

Zafer is a Senior Real Estate Executive with more then 30 years of experience in the property development. One of his latest achievements has been the development and realisation of the “White side Apartments”, a gated community project in Istanbul.
This 60 Million US$ project is one of the flagships in the Asian part of the Turkish megalopolis. Zafer is very much accepted and respected for his professional standards and has built a fantastic reputation and name in Turkey and in the Middle East among Top Tier Entrepreneurs and Investors. He is an active ambassador and partner of Xeon International in Turkey and the Middle East.

Meier Segev

Meir Segev Partner International Business

Meir is an experienced and accomplished management executive having spent over 30 years as a senior manager in both the governmental and private sectors.
Over the last 14 years, Meir has served as CEO, Board Member and Chairman of several international companies. Outside of these respective roles, Meir has also been dealing with international project financing
as well as successfully representing the interest of Chinese companies seeking overseas investments.
Meir holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Haifa University in Israel and is a graduate of The Wharton Advanced Management Program at Penn University.

Omar

Omar Salah Ahmed Partner Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

Mr. Omar Salah Ahmed is an investment professional with over 9 years of experience. During the course of his career, he has had the pleasure of working on some of the largest investment banking deals emanating out of Middle East region including Pakistan.

Omar worked in senior investment banking roles within KPMG, Alfalah Securities (a Dhabi Group Company) and Elixir Securities (a Dawood Group company). His areas of expertise include Investment Analysis, Deal Structuring, Negotiations, Mergers & Acquisitions, IPO & Pre-IPO funds, Structured Finance solutions and Private Equity arrangements.

Omar has actively helped to attract major international investment industry players into the region. His overalltransactional experience accounts for over USD 25 billion in value. Recently, he has been actively involved in Investment Management, having advised 5 different Private Equity funds, as well as managed portfolios worth USD 500 million in value.

Omar holds a Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Karachi.

Sandra Dierstein

Sandra Dierstein Partner

Sandra has a proven track record on cross border transactions in the emerging triangle – Middle East, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Sandra predominantly splits her time between Singapore and the satellite offices in Lebanon and the UAE with frequent visits to Africa.

Prior to joining Xeon International, Sandra was in charge of the Corporate Finance Division at Emirates Capital, a boutique European Investment Bank in Dubai (UAE). Prior to this, Sandra worked for Ernst & Young and for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Sandra holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and also studied the BSc curriculum at Royal Holloway University of London (UK).

South East Asia

Ben

Benjamin Kee Partner Singapore/Malaysia

Benjamin is a dynamic and driven entrepreneur who never fails to create business opportunities at the slightest sparks of inspirations. As a goal-getter, his capabilities have obtained him numerous connections to venture capital funds, HNWIs, and brokering partners globally.

With excellent public relations, analytical skills and foresight, he heads and structures the partnering company’s (Aether Alliance) strategic alliances and partnerships. He abides by his strict beliefs of excellent thoughts and business creation through mutual benefits.

Rufus

Rufus Chua Partner Hong Kong

An exceptional relationship builder with a high degree of emotional intelligence, Rufus has a great knowledge about business around the globe and a deep understanding of people’s drivers for business. He is an entrepreneur with a high degree of business acumen and with a deep understanding of the market dynamics in China.

Rufus has strong leadership skills and drives the business with vision and passion. His communication talents have allowed the development of a strong network on both sides of the globe.