IKAR INDUSTRIES

Performance
with a Purpose

IKAR INDUSTRIES LLP

IKAR  Industries LLP is a London-based LLP founded in 2019 to represent the more traditional, mature industries globally. IKAR Industries serves as the command center to oversee the operational excellence, performance, efficiency, leadership, accountability, and culture of IKAR Industries’ sector  groups, investments, and holdings.

IKAR Industries holds and leads the following sector groups:

IKAR Energy Group

IKAR Real Assets Group

IKAR Sports Group

IKAR Media & Entertainment Group

IKAR Tech Group

IDESUS Capital

Executive Board

SINA AFRA

Chairman, IKAR Industries

Selected by Wired Magazine as “One of the Top 100 Most Influential Tech People in the World.” Founder of Markafoni, the first online fashion site of Turkey. Seasoned and aggressive technology investor with insight into innovation and next trends, having engineered a huge personal portfolio of global tech investments.

KEITH THURGOOD

CEO, IKAR Industries

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

AARUNI KUMAR

Secretary-General, IKAR Industries

Formerly worked for the Government of India, overseeing national health care initiatives. MBA, Engineer.

IKAR Energy Group

MATTHEW BRYZA

CEO, IKAR Energy Group

Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Former Director at the National Security Council in the White House for Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Regional Energy Security. Board Member at the Jamestown Foundation, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Serves on the boards of several energy international energy companies. 

NOOSHIN BEHROYAN

Chairwoman, IKAR Energy Group Advisory Board

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.

MURAT SEITNEPESOV

IKAR 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.”

DR. CAROLE NAKHLE

IKAR Energy Group

Regarded Top Female global energy leader at World Energy Counsel. Renowned geopolitical energy expert having led various prominent NOC and IOC’s worldwide. Founder of the “Access for Women in Energy” NGO Governing board member at National Resource Governance Institute, NY.

STEVE EGGERS

IKAR Energy Group

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.

IKAR Real Assets Group

ALAN BEASEY

CEO, IKAR Real Assets Group

Accomplished Hospitality expert and  entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in real estate and hospitality sector with luxury hotels, and Michelin rated restaurants. Certified Sommelier and Certified Cicerone. “Recognized as Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the world”. Alan is an educator, speaker and former marine .

GURAM TSANAVA

COO, IKAR Real Assets Group

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

ANGELA TUNNER

IKAR Real Assets Group

Multi-disciplinary and award-winning Entrepreneur and Author. Angela is the Founder and Editor in Chief and Publisher of international luxury lifestyle magazine EAT LOVE SAVOR® which is named on the Top 5 Luxury Magazines a list that includes Bloomberg and listed in the Top 10 Best Sites for Luxury, a list that includes Louis Vuitton and Dolce and Gabbana. Angela is the winner Women of Excellence, ‘Woman of Vision’ award.

OZLEM GOKCE

IKAR Real Assets Group

Managing Partner at Corvus Invest, London. Chairwoman Belgium- Turkish Business Counsel.

D C BECKER

IKAR Real Assets Group

Sales & Marketing Leader in Hospitality. Awarded HSMAI’s prestigious “Top 25 Minds in Sales, Marketing, and RevenueOptimization for 2016.”

SHAHAL KHAN

IKAR Real Assets Group

Chairman Trinity Hospitality

JOELLE WYSER PRATTE

IKAR Real Assets Group

Managing Partner, OCP Capital LLC

RAINER SCHORR

IKAR Real Assets Group

Former CEO Bayer International

ERRAN PERSLEY

IKAR Real Assets Group

Former Kentucky Commissioner for Business Development

ANDREA GRAESER

IKAR Real Assets Group

Owner Graeser Real Estate

SINEM ALTINEL

IKAR Real Assets Group

Owner Altinel Hotel Group

IKAR Sports Group

ALEX HORNE

IKAR Sports Group

Former CEO of English Premier League. Leading sports investor and sits on various sports advisory boards where he guides and supports them throughout their establishment.

NOAH CROOM

IKAR Sports Group

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.

CHRISTIAN UNGER

IKAR Sports Group

Former Head of FIFA World Cup office 2007-2018. A sports management professional with unique expertise in the production of mega sporting events.

JAMES OWEN ROBERTS

IKAR Sports Group

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.

IKAR Media & Entertainment Group

LAWRENCE DU PRE

CEO, IKAR Media & Entertainment Group

Lawrence is a marketing & communications expert. Having led several top agencies in the global networks of DDB, Lowe Group, and J. Walter Thompson. Lawrence now specializes in the technology driving value creation in sports and  entertainment.

SARAH DORAGHI

IKAR Media & Entertainment Group

Journalist, stand-up comedian and award winning author. Former host of cultural memo at Télématin » (The Morning show), France.
Sarah is an inspirational role model and motivator for the immigrants, was presented at the Immigration Museum, in the “Gallery of Donation”.Since 2019, she has been a member of the Stand Speak Rise Up scientific committee, an association launched by HRH the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

LISA MORRIS

IKAR Media & Entertainment Group

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

ALEXEY BOTVINOV

IKAR Media & Entertainment Group

Musical Maestro, President and Founder of Odessa Classic Festival. Regarded is one of the most famous Ukrainian pianists and a renowned  Rachmaninoff specialist.

IKAR Tech Group

DR. REINHARD DETHLOFF

IKAR Tech Group

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.

ULF GARTZKE

IKAR Tech Group

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

DARKO PERIC

IKAR Tech Group

Operations and manufacturing industrial scaling expert. Former Vice President , Canadian Solar Fund.

IDESUS Capital

AZIZ SIPAHI

Chairman, IDESUS Capital

Leader in Aerospace and Defense Electronics. During his 35 years of career,  managed and directed various multinational companies across Germany and Middle East.

Former CEO of Ayesas and Vestel defense, Turkey manufacturer of tactical unmanned aerial vehicles.

DIDEM ALTOP

CEO, IDESUS Capital

Entrepreneur, ecosystem builder and digital transformation expert. Specializes in building diversified multi-billion dollar business portfolio.s Former consultant to leading corporations & institutions such as The World Bank, IBM, and Lockheed Martin. Former Executive Director for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress.

SANI TIRYAKI

IDESUS Capital

Managing Director, MFT Energy Group

ZURAB GOZALISHVILI

IDESUS Capital

Former Board Member, Georgian Industrial Group

BARIS OZSISTEK

IDESUS Capital

Chairman of Netmarble EMEA; Board Member Boğaziçi Ventures

HASAN CALISLAR

IDESUS Capital

Owner Erginoglu & Calislar, Turkey.