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 & Entertainment Group

IKAR Tech Group

 

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

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.

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.

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.”

SANI TIRYAKI

IKAR Energy Group

Managing Director, MFT Energy Group

IKAR Real Assets Group

ORLANDO CARLO CALUMENO

Chairman, IKAR Real Assets Group

Group’s CFO, and Member of the Executive Board, NET Holding.CEO of Merit International Hotels and Casinos.

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

OZLEM GOKCE

IKAR Real Assets Group

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

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.

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.”

SINEM ALTINEL

IKAR Real Assets Group

Owner Altinel Hotel Group

ANDREA GRAESER

IKAR Real Assets Group

Owner Graeser Real Estate

RAINER SCHORR

IKAR Real Assets Group

Former CEO Bayer International

SHAHAL KHAN

IKAR Real Assets Group

Chairman Trinity Hospitality

ERRAN PERSLEY

IKAR Real Assets Group

Former Kentucky Commissioner for Business Development

IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

BILL PRUITT

IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

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.

JAY SCHWEID

IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Founder, “ephelants” – boutique entertainment company focused on film, commercial, and event production.

LISA MORRIS

IKAR Sports & 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

NOAH CROOM

IKAR Sports & Entertainment 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 & Entertainment 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 & Entertainment 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.

ALEXEY BOTVINOV

IKAR Sports & 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