Founder and Chairman of Trans Capital Finance, U.K.
He has an extensive track record of more than 45 years experience in private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, aviation, logistics, tourism, hospitality, management consultancy, fintech services, information technology, telecommunications, renewable energy, and real estate.He started his career as a banker in London’s financial centre (the City) at Saudi International Bank, then in New York (Wall Street) at Morgan Guarantee Bank, thereafter with Bankers Trust on Park Avenue as Vice President of International Investment Management Group.
In addition to his private business activities, Fadi held numerous responsibilities as advisor to government ministers, public sector organizations, and prominent private companies; while being member of major business associations or professional organizations on entrepreneurship & SME development, business ethics & anti-corruption, transparency & accountability, governance principles, and quality standards.
Fadi holds an MBA in Finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and a BA in Economics– Statistics from American University of Beirut-AUB.
General Hageman (Retired) has served almost 43 years as a Paratrooper and Infantryman in the German Army.
Between 2016 and 2020 he was the Deputy Commander of Headquarters Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ RRC-FR) in Lille, France. Created in 2005, HQ RRC-FR is a French NATO certified headquarters able to command a national or multinational high intensity warfare force of between 15,000 and 60,000 personnel deployable worldwide.
Prior to this appointment he commanded the Infantry School and the Infantry Training Centre in Hammelburg, Germany and served as General and Director of the German Infantry, Paratrooper and Mountain Infantry.
From 2011 to 2013 he was the twelfth Commander of the German-French Brigade in Müllheim.
Throughout his entire career the General focused on military leadership (platoon, company, battalion, brigade and corps level), operations and on political-military affairs.
Susan is the Founder and Director of Globe Business College Munich in Germany, the college provides customized business degree education to the sons and daughters of Mittelstand and family run companies around the world. She completed her PhD in marketing and management at the Ulster University, which was sponsored by Bank of Ireland and she was also appointed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Proven executive and leader with 25+ years combined experience in the Blockchain, Internet, Software, Hardware, Healthcare, and Financial Services industries. Edward has an extensive domestic and international experience supporting all operational functions at Fortune 500 corporations. Participated in over 200 corp dev deals and have successfully raised over $440M.
Founding Chairman Jam Sports Ventures. Joe served as a senior executive in the New York Yankees for eleven years and is a former Owner and Managing General Partner of the New York Yankees. He served as the General Partner of the Yankees for six years, from 1992- 1998, and from 1992-1995 he was the Managing General Partner, responsible for all baseball and business operations.
Actor, Producer and Director. Emre started his career as a model and was appointed as Mr Turkey. He then started his career as actor in soap operas.
Since a few years he acts also in action movies, dramas, comedies and romantic movies.
Recently he produced for the first time his own movie called “Fuad” and financed it completely on its own. The movie will be in theaters soon and received already several awards.
In 2008, he was selected as the "World's Best Podium Model" at the Manhunt International men's beauty contest held in South Korea.
Distinguished global tech advisor and strategist. Advising expert highly experienced in government policies and new age technology solutions across Pan regions of both America and Europe. Former Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation’s US, responsible for US Canada relations. An Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute and previously worked at the World Economic Forum
International leading advising expert and turnaround specialist, having very high competence in complex carve-out, restructuring and strategic growth mandates within family offices, and PE funds. Former Operating Partner for multibillion- dollar group, Aurelius AG, popularly known as German Berkshire Hathaway. Former partner Droege Group.
Founder, “ephelants” – boutique entertainment company focused on film, commercial, and event production.
Musical Maestro, President and Founder of Odessa Classic Festival. Regarded is one of the most famous Ukrainian pianists and a renowned Rachmaninoff specialist.
Former Head of FIFA World Cup office 2007-2018. A sports management professional with unique expertise in the production of mega sporting events.
Former Counsel NBA. A Major League Sports professional and mentor. Accomplished executive at the National Basketball Association (NBA) with decades of operational expertise in both league and team management. Former Assistant General Manager of the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Impact investor and entrepreneur. An investor and founder of various impact companies.Member of NEXUS Impact Society and Top Tier Impact. Also consults numerous NGO’s. Former Broadway Actress and former founder of entertainment travel company Road Concierge
5 x Emmy Winner, Film and television producer.Bill has produced television for channels such as CBS, NBC, MTV, NAT GEO, Amazon, Animal Planet, HBO, History and Discovery and was nominated four times by the producers Guild of America as Outstanding Non-Fiction Producer.
Former Lawyer, Wall Street Executive. Now entrepreneur, movie producer, writer, and impact investor. Heir of Motown Records Founder.
Managing Director, MFT Energy Group
A trained plasma physicist and founder and Chairman of Integral Group, a leading commodities trading & logistics player in the Greater Caspian Region with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Also founder and Chairman of Caspian Week Forum in Davos.”
A pioneer in the energy industry. Steve privatized and operated a complex refinery in the former Soviet Union, owned and operated large power, chemical, and gas processing plants. Steve has run petroleum systems for entire nations and served as an official delegate for multiple countries, including representing Nigeria at OPEC.
One of the most influential business leaders and innovators in the oil, gas and energy industry.Nooshin is the CEO and founder of Paxon energy, the #2 fastest growing company in America.She serves as the board president for National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and advisory board member at the American Gas Association (AGA).She was awarded as top female CEO in 2019.
Head of Ukrainian-American Biofuel Council. A new emerging leader having started his career in the energy business at an early age, where he took part and formed several international strategic alliance with top energy companies of Europe and Asia. Pavel holds a degree in international affairs and is an alumni of Vesalius College, Brussels.
Owner Graeser Real Estate
Owner Altinel Hotel Group
Chairman, Trinity Hospitality LLC.
Managing Partner at Corvus Invest, London. Chairwoman Belgium- Turkish Business Counsel.
A Leading investor and entrepreneur, having established numerous companies across various industries such as Pharma, real estate F&B and retail. Founding Partner and CEO of Georgian Outlets & Resort Group, and board member of various leading associations such as international chamber of commerce, business association of Georgia. Former partner of Synergy Group and CERMA. Guram is an alumni and Global Ambassador of Stanford Graduate School of Business
Group’s CFO, and Member of the Executive Board, NET Holding.CEO of Merit International Hotels and Casinos.
2 x Paralympian, Beijing and London. Entrepreneur, TEDx speaker. A highly skilled sports professional, motivational speaker and a highly reputed coach where he specializes in coaching disabled athletes.
“Young Leader and Space Ambassador ”
Alyssa was recognized by NASA as the first to visit all 14 NASA Visitor Centers in the United States and sat on the NASA Mer 10 panel at age 12 discussing future missions to Mars in the 2030s.
Finance and insurance Specialist. During his career Bert worked with Federal, State and local governments and police departments and was actively involved in getting federal aid to the countries of West Africa
Retired astronaut, retired US Navy Captain, former military fighter pilot and engineer. Commanded the International Space Station on 3 expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. Set record for the total number of days in space, the longest by an American astronaut.
General Manager of TSI Aviation, a Joint Venture between Turkish Airline and Kibar Holding.
World renowned Violinist. During his 30 years of successful solo international career, he has been awarded with numerous prestigious awards such as 'Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany' and the 2015 'European Culture Prize for Music'.
Social entrepreneur, Author, Multi award winner. A proud mother of 5, Sabrina's all children are published authors, youth coaches and public speakers since the age of 11 and 7. She has been awarded with numerous accolades most recently as 'mother of the year' and 'No: 2 most inspirational black women in UK'.
Founder of the world’s largest Covid-19 volunteering organization, which he was praised by the UN and OECD. He was appointed as a 'Global Shaper' by world Economic Forum. Rory also advises the UK Government on volunteering strategy and received the Point of Light award from UK Prime minister.
Change Influencer, Health Tech Innovator and Entrepreneur.Graziella is the founder of 'The Optimization Hub', a world first platform for athletes and sports people worldwide delivering much needed performance mental agility education and wellbeing.
Social Entrepreneur, Hotelier Philanthropist and Community Builder. Jimmy is the Founder of Della Leaders Club.
Managing Partner of the Law Firm Kanellopoulos – Zerva and Associates” (NKLAW FIRM). President of the “Institute for Justice and Growth”. Former Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice in Greece. Former President of the Greek National Tourism Organization
Chairman of the Board of The Private Office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi and Group of Companies.
Global Investor, Socialite, Artist and Philanthropist. Grandson of the last King of Italy and of the last Regent of Yugoslavia and the oldest son of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria Pia of Savoy.
Global Business Media Leader Chief Editor of Inc. magazine, US.
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria, Former Finance and Foreign Minister of Austria.
Former Global Investment banker/co-head of international relationships with Morgan Stanley, Robert & Jardine Fleming and JP Morgan based in London, Singapore and New York. With a career spanning some 30 years, Werner has a deep knowledge and investment experience across asset classes with a current strong focus on sustainable investment opportunities.
Former Kentucky Commissioner for Business Development
Former Board Member, Georgian Industrial Group.
Entrepreneur and renowned lobbyist. Andreas supports new businesses and their commercial interest in Greece and helps in bridging government and investor relations.
Former Managing Director of Bayer in Switzerland and Head of Bayer Material Science for Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East.
Passionate Leader of High Performance Teams – Strategic Thinker and Executor.
On the one side Turnaround of underperforming businesses by applying the whole nine yards of management tools and as well creating new market spaces and taking businesses global.
Strong advocate for Corporate Governance and Compliance.
Security Policy Expert. Former Strategic consultant on EU relations, Ministry of Turkey. Former Protocol Director for the office of the Istanbul Governor
Brigadier General USMC (ret).As a U.S. Marine Corps led multifunctional highly complex organizations, developing significant advanced & executive level expertise in logistics, city management, construction planning and management, strategic communication, enterprise recruiting, resource management, strategic planning and innovation. Senior Vice President for Global Fixed Assets and Corporate Security at PenFed Credit Union.
Global geopolitical leader. Former US Ambassador to NATO. Founding Director of the McCainInstitute.Distinguished Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis.
Former Global advisor, for the office of Joint chief of staff on international affairs. Former DeputyDirector of Global Policy and partnerships for the Office of Joints Chiefs of Staff. Retired US Army 2-Star Major General.
Co-founder and leader of the world’s first women led influencer fund, creating new business opportunities for women globally. First Black Female CEO with a SPAC listed on the NYSE. First woman to win an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the technology sector.
Managing Partner of the law firm “Kanellopoulos – Zerva and Associates” (NKLAW FIRM).Chief Legal Officer in Enterprise Greece SA. Legal Advisor of the BoD at the Hellenic Development Bank & the Hellenic Development Bank of Investments.
Owner of United Marine Group, one of the largest shipping company having its business presence across six continents. Vadim also owns a huge personal portfolio of investments in Energy and Real Estate sectors.
4-Star USMC General (ret).Former Combatant Commander for United States Africa Command, responsible for all United States military engagements and operations across the African continent.
Former CEO of Victoria’s Secret, President of Tory Burch, & CEO of Club MonacoI
Formerly worked for the Government of India, overseeing national health care initiatives. MBA, Engineer.
Partner at OGB Attorney Partnership, Former Legal counsel at MET Capital Partners.
MBA Bahchesehir University, Turkey.Laila also holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management from Arab University, Saudi Arabia.
Successful Investor , fundraiser and alternative asset executive with over 25 years’ experience in North America, Europe, South America, India and China with industry-focusing on private equity/venture capital, real estate, infrastructure/renewable energy and credit. Russell is an alumni of UCLA Anderson School of Management and completed his undergraduate studies at Oxford University and Tufts University.
With 35 years of professional experience in international finance, he held various high level positions in organizations such as E.ON and founded, developed and managed various organizations.Former investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust in corporate finance, he has been engaged in numerous M&A transactions and several billions of financing in the corporate world as well as in the renewable energy sector.
Retired 2-Star Major General. Legendary strategy and logistics visionary in both the military and the corporate world. Major General Thurgood has served over 28 years leading large military organizations on active duty. He was also a C-level executive guiding corporate strategy, development, structure and logistics. Past executive leadership roles include, PepsiCo, Sam’s Club where he led one of three $15B operating divisions, and as CEO of “the DOD’s retail operation
“Driven to lead IKAR into the new future of entrepreneurship”
With more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, during which he founded and exited more than 100 companies, with multi billions in revenues, he is driven to lead IKAR in the new future of entrepreneurship.
His mission through IKAR is to accelerate wealth creation and prosperity in balance with driving sustainable economic opportunity, significant positive impact, democratized prosperity, and innovation into the future.
In addition, he is the co-founder of the business think tank IKAR Global Institute, headquartered inVienna.
In July 2021 he launched the World’s First HUMICORN: IKAR!