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Our Team

“The combined strength of our Team far exceeds the sum of its players.”

 

Robert Glass, Attorney

Attorney at law (Rechtsanwalt)
Mr. Glass is an German/EU securities attorney with specialised expertise in European stock exchange listings/IPOs and capital raise structures, common stock public offerings, corporate bond listings/offerings, EU securities rules & regulations, EU prospectuses, tax Law, venture capital, corporate finance, real estate investment funds, commercial and corporate law. Mr. Glass is a senior partner with FSE Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, a Berlin, Germany based licensed law firm.
Languages: German, English

Marvin Rowe

Head of Global Markets
Marvin Rowe possesses a wealth of hands-on experience and contacts from a 20-year career in international investment banking in the US and Europe. Marvin’s background experience includes more than 14 years in the US securities industry qualifying him as an expert in public company rules and regulations, US and EU securities laws, private and public offerings (IPOs), legal compliance, securities trading, market making and corporate finance. Marvin Rowe has been employed by securities firms in various capacities including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Financial & Operations Principal, Chief Operating Officer. Marvin Rowe was a licensed NASDAQ Level III trader in the late 1990s. Originally from the great state of Texas (USA), Marvin Rowe lived in Berlin, Germany for three years, and currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland. In further pursuit of his interest in law, Marvin Rowe is currently completing his dissertation for his Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Finance & Banking Law from the University of Liverpool Law School. He has been a licensed private pilot for single engine airplanes for over 21 years and went on to fly helicopters as well, becoming Helicopter rated in 2003.
Languages: English, Basic German
 

James Gormley

Executive Vice President;
Head of Institutional Investments;
Mr. Gormley is the Executive Vice President of VINTRY PLC and a seasoned expert at assisting international companies in their efforts to raise capital in the European capital markets. James’ expertise includes listings, IPOs and other types of capital raises on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Vienna Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange as well as GXG Markets and other european stock exchanges. James Gormley’s previous experience includes time spent in the regulated financial industry in the UK and Europe. With Edward Jones Ltd, a US based financial advisory firm, Mr. Gormley worked as a financial consultant in their London office. James Gormley earned Associate Member status with The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. James Gormley was a Partner at deVere and Partners in Brussels, Belgium, a Consultant with Asmira in Bratislava, Slovakia and Sales Consultant with Transcribe in London. 
Languages: English, Basic German
 

Anup Dalal, B.Com FCA FCMI

Head UK
Anup Dalal is a very experienced UK Chartered Accountant. He was Corporate Finance/Business Advisory partner and Senior Equity partner at a top 50 accountancy practice in London before starting his own Advisory firm in Mayfair, London. Anup has advised on, assisted with, and project managed AIM floats in London, amongst other corporate transactions including Joint Ventures and Acquisitions and Disposals. His areas of expertise include Corporate Advisory, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Raising Capital and Cross Border transactions. He has acted as an effective part time external FD/MD for many clients and sits on the Boards of some of them. He is experienced in reviewing and advising on Business Plans, IM’s and Shareholder Agreements. He has advised promoters and businesses on grooming for external investment, including debt, sales and flotation and has advised on and helped implement strategic plans for businesses. Anup lives and works in London but travels to India on a very regular basis. Anup enjoys golf, food and wine, music, and travel.
Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi

Arvinder Singh, FCA

Head of Indian Division
Mr. Arvinder Singh is a Practicing Chartered Accountant, and highly experienced financial & management consultant. Mr. Singh has over 32 years of experience in industry & consulting with high-level specialized experience in the following areas: corporate financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, working capital management, debt syndication & project finance, resource mobilisation both onshore / offshore, private equity, preparation of project reports preparation and feasibility studies and business valuation. Mr. Singh is well known for presenting innovative financial structures and strategies and has worked with major corporate groups such as; MBD, Lakhani, GE Capital, JMT Auto Ltd., Adhunik Stell, Harig Crankshaft, Healthcaps Ltd., Sirocco, Vipul Limited, Vatika Ltd., SBI Caps, Park Hyatt GOA, Vista Hotel, Pergerine Guarding, Wallsons, Allied Nippon Ltd., CBM Italy, Barflex, Hitkari Group, Actis, Sidbi Venture Capital Ltd., Ashiana Ispat Ltd., Dewan Housing & Finance Ltd., Wadhawan Hopitality Ltd., United Ukraine Technologies Limited, Argentum Auto Limited, Silver Reeds Hotels Ltd., Joy Hotels Pvt. Ltd., Mehak Foods Limited, Barflex Polyfilms Limited, Harig India Private Limited, International Bookhouse Limited, Simova Healthcare (p) Ltd. and more. Mr. Singh articled with Price Water House & Co. and subsequently joined their Management Consultancy Service Division where he worked for 4 years before moving to a large automotive part supplier (Sirocco) based near New Delhi. He has hands on experience in establishing an empty gelatine capsules manufacturing plant in Punjab besides managing the finances of the group. Mr. Arvinder Singh graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University with BA (Hons.) in Economics with distinction and thereafter commenced his studies for qualifying as a Chartered Accountant which he completed in 1980 and has been a practicing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since then. Arvinder has an extensive network within the Indian Banking System.
Languages: English, Hindi and Punjabi
 

Sagie van Niekerk

Representative Africa
Sagie van Niekerk has in excess of 20 years experience in the re-engineering of privately-owned companies in South Africa, Zambia, Namibia and Tanzania. This has been through employment in the banking industry as well as consulting. He was instrumental in the structuring of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) transactions in the Quarry industry, more specific, three of the largest clay brick manufacturers in South Africa. Sagie was instrumental in the structuring and implementation of BEE strategies for key strategic mining suppliers to, amongst others, BHP Billiton, Kumba, Sasol Mining, etc. This was done in collaboration with the South African Mining Preferential Procurement Forum (SAMPPF). In 2004 Sagie received a Masters in Business Leadership with majors in Advanced Strategic Finance and Investment & Portfolio Management obtaining distinctions in both majors as well as his case study on sustainable BEE strategies for privately-owned enterprises. Sagie was amongst the Top 3 Investment & Financial Consultants for Standard Bank during 2009 & 2010. Sagie currently focuses on the restructuring of African privately-owned entities for value creation. This would include business & financial re-engineering of private-owned entities. Sagie takes a keen interest in Wildlife Photograph on the African continent.
Languages: English
 

Marius J. Maritz

B.Com (UP), B.Compt (Hons) (Unisa), MA (Finance) (Alabama USA) MBL (Cum Laude)(Unisa) CFM (Harvard USA) CA(SA) MTP (SA)

Associate Africa
Mr. Marius Maritz is the Chairman of Certified Master Auditors Incorporated. His excellent academic background is greatly enhanced with years of practical hands-on experience accumulated in Management, Corporate and Individual Consulting within many business entities. He graduated from the University of Pretoria with a B.Com (Acc) 1983 and received his B.Compt (Hons) 1985 and MBL (Cum Laude) 1993 from UNISA. He received a Rotary Graduate Scholarship to study abroad and completed his MA (Finance) 1993 at the University of Alabama (USA). Mr. Maritz was accepted for the Harvard University (USA) Executive Corporate Financial Management Programme and successfully completed this programme in 1993. Mr. Maritz served on the Board of Directors as Financial Director from 1997 to 1999 and was also a Professor in Strategic Financial Management, Financial Management & Taxation at the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership. He solely pioneered, designed and implemented the “Strategic Finance Management” seminars offered in the SBL Executive and Masters Programmes. The programme was uniquely created for UNISA by Mr. Maritz and remains a first in Southern Africa. By virtue of his contribution to the area of Financial Management in South Africa Mr. Maritz serves on the Board of Directors for a number of corporations. Mr. Maritz is currently a registered member of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and served on numerous occasions as arbitrator and/or mediator by the Public Accountants and Auditors Board resolving disputes between parties. Mr. Maritz completed his articles with the firm now referred to as Deloittes. When he resigned he was acting in the capacity of an audit manager and was invited to join Deloittes as a partner. He regularly demonstrated his strong ability in auditing and has been involved extensively within the function for more than 20 years.
Languages: English
 

Heiko Schoppe, Attorney

Attorney at law (Rechtsanwalt)
Heiko Schoppe studied law with the focus on german and international business law at the University of Regensburg. He passed his Bar exam in 1999 after a two year clerkship at the local courts of Nürnberg and Regensburg. Mr. Schoppe served as Inhouse Legal Counsel and authorized Manager for a Berlin based Mortage Bank for seven years. He was deputy head of the legal department and the board´s secretary of the bank. His areas of responsibility were: legal support of the board of directors and the supervisory board, contact to the supervisory authority BaFin, internal/external legal management and advice. Heiko was also the bank´s Anti-Money-Laundering Officer. For a two-year period Heiko took over some management functions for an international brokerage firm where he acted as General Manager and Compliance Officer. He was Counsel with avocado rechtsanwälte, a mid-sized law firm with offices throughout Germany. Heiko is In-house Legal Counsel for the national / international real estate business of a major German bank. Since Heiko finished his legal education he continuously ran his law firm as a German independant lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) with the focus on banking and finance, among other areas of specialty. Mr. Schoppe is a senior partner with FSE Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, a Berlin, Germany based licensed law firm. where he is focussed on compliance and supervisory law issues.”
Languages: German, English

Dr. Bernard Lawer Tetteh-Dumanya

Head of Institutional Brokerage & Investments
Dr. Tetteh-Dumanya is highly accomplished and result-driven investment Banker who has over 20 years working experience in both the academia and in the corporate sector. He is energetic, organized, results-oriented manager with diverse and broad experience in banking, management, small business development, underwriting, retail operations and sales. Dr. Tetteh-Dumanya holds doctorate in Business Administration from London and Msc in Socio-Economics (econometrics option) from Germany. Prior to the Msc in Germany, he read Agricultural Economics at the Bsc level at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale Ghana. He is now pursueing Msc in International Securities, Investment and Banking from University of Reading, Henley Business School UK. Tetteh-Dumanya started his career in Ghana as a CEO/GM of New Generation Investment Services (NGIS) whose core business was collective investment schemes (mutual funds). He later joined United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana as Corporate Dealer in Treasury and later became acting Head of treasury marketing of the Bank. He was subsequently appointed as Head of Institutional Banking with same UBA Ghana where he dealt mostly with the Non-Banks Institutions. He later worked with EMPRETEC Ghana; an UNCTAD/Ghana government agency as Head of training. Tetteh-Dumanya is very skilful at negotiating, developing and executing business initiatives that drive customer growth and deliver on operational objectives. He is a highly effective team leader with proven ability to develop relationships with clients built on a high level of trust, ethics, and confidence. He has conducted a number of training programmes for multinationals, local companies on issues of Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship. Tetteh-Dumanya is a certify consultant in Train-the Trainer in Micro Business in Transition and in SME Strategy Consulting Practice all from the Commonwealth Secretariat London. In 2010, International Trade Centre-Geneva also trained him in supply chain management in Nairobi. He is a researcher and one time associate researcher for the Academy of Business and Retail Management Research in London, which deals with research of SMEs across the globe. He is also Editor for Journal of Contemporary Integrative Ideas (JCII) in Ghana. He currently lectures part-time at the Executive MBA with KNUST-IDL in quantitative techniques, operations management and policy analysis as well as Entrepreneurship in GIMPA Business School. He is a skilful fundraiser with strong interpersonal, analytical, and technical skills.
Languages: English, Basic German & Basic French

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Johnson Y.H. Choo 邹松轩

Head of Asian Markets 亚洲市场主管
Johnson has vast experience advising PRC companies on raising funds from the capital markets. His investment banking experience includes investor relations, corporate communications, and investment road shows. His background includes more than 10 years experience in media production, as a TV Executive Producer; four years as Senior Broadcast Journalist and Senior Business Reporter with extensive experience in financial reporting. Johnson’s specialised expertise include Corporate Advisory / Public Listing, IR Strategies & Campaigns, Corporate Communications, Corporate Positioning & Branding, Web & Print Content Development, Development of Corporate Presentation Materials, Crisis Management, Public & Media Relations, Multilingual with excellent written and spoken English and Chinese.
Languages: Mandarin, English, Hakka, Cantonese, Hokkien dialects, and a rudimentary command of Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia and Thai

邹松轩拥为中国公司从资本市场筹集资金的丰富经验。他投资银行经验,包括投资者关系, 企业传讯及主办投资路演。邹松轩的工作背景包括超过10年的媒体制作,当过电视执行制作人; 四年的资深广播记者和资深商业记者,在财务报导拥有广泛的经验。他的专业知识,包括企业咨询/公开上市,资者关系策略及广告活动,企业传讯,企业和品牌定位,策划网络内容和公司演示材料,危机管理,公共及媒体关系,及拥有多种语言能力,优秀的英语和中文书写及交谈能力。
语言能力:华语(普通话),英语,客家话,粤语,闽南语方言,和基本马来/印尼语及泰语
 

Frank Raschke

Head of German and UK Markets;
Mr. Raschke is a seasoned finance professional with an extensive background and vast experience in international equity, through direct exposure to European markets. Mr. Raschke’s field of expertise lies in European and UK institutional markets, with a track record in identifying investment and strategic opportunities, marketed directly to German and UK institutions. Mr. Raschke’s past experience includes, Head of Equity Trading and Institutional Sales at Fidelity Capital markets, Head of German Equity Sales at BNP London and Frankfurt, and has been a bond and warrants’ trader. He has organized successful investor road shows in London and Germany. Past clients include: JP Morgan Investment Management, M&G Investment management, Canada Life, KDA Mainfirst and Dr. Jens Erhardt just to mention a few. Mr. Raschke graduated from the banking academy (Bankakademie, Frankfurt) with a degree in economics as part of the banking and financial training program.
Languages: German and English

Leiter der deutschen und britischen Märkte;
Herr Raschke ist ein erfahrener Finanzexperte mit einem umfangreichen Hintergrund und großer Erfahrung in internationalen Aktienmärkten, mit Schwerpunkt in europäischen Märkten. Mit einem Track Rekord bei der Identifizierung von Investitionen und strategische Möglichkeiten, wurden diese direkt zu überwiegend deutschen und britischen Institutionen vermarktet. In seiner Karriere war er Leiter vom Aktienhandel und Institutional Verkauf bei Fidelity Capital Markets, Leiter im Aktiensales zuständig für Deutschland bei BNP London und Frankfurt. Seine Anfänge hat er im Renten und Optionshandel gemacht. Er hat erfolgreiche Investor Roadshows in London und Deutschland organisiert. Früheren Kunden gehören: JP Morgan Investment Management, M & G Investment Management, Canada Life, KDA Mainfirst und Dr. Jens Erhardt, um nur einige zu nennen. Mr. Raschke studierte an der Bankakademie (Bankakademie, Frankfurt) mit einem Abschluss in Wirtschaftswissenschaften im Rahmen des Banken-und Finanzsystems Trainingsprogramm.
Sprachen: Deutsche and English