- Dr. Anna MokgokongMember of the Advisory Board - South AfricaDr. Anna MokgokongMember of the Advisory Board - South Africa
r. Mokgokong is a South African businesswoman, who has been acclaimed internationally for her entrepreneurial ability. She is the founding member and group executive chairperson of Community Investment Holding (CIH), a multi-billion Rand investment holding company.
She used her medical training as a springboard into business, however, her scope of influence spans different industries. She sits on boards of numerous listed and unlisted companies, locally and internationally. She serves as the senior director for five Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies; in this capacity, she is the chairperson of Rebosis Property Fund Limited, Jasco Electronics Holdings Limited and Afrocentric Investment Corporation. She holds numerous state institution and women leadership positions in South Africa, including Chairperson, Small Enterprise Development Agency; Panel member, State Information and Technology Agency; President, South African Women Entrepreneurs Network; etc.
Dr. Mokgokong was inducted into the leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World, an independent, international network of the world’s powerful and successful female entrepreneurs in 1998. In addition, she is also the recipient of the prestigious SA Businesswoman of the Year Award 1999.
She holds degrees in Bachelor of Science (University of Botswana) and MBChB (Medunsa). She was University of South Africa’s first woman to receive Honorary Doctorate in Commerce.
- Stefan VolkMember of the Advisory Board – Munich, GermanyStefan VolkMember of the Advisory Board – Munich, Germany
Mr. Volk has 30 years of professional experience in corporate and structured finance, capital markets, private equity and financial advisory. Mr. Volk is Managing Partner & CEO at MCP Munich Capital Partners, a Corporate and Structured Finance company. Prior engagements include Managing Partner of Hannover Leasing, a market leader in structured finance and closed-end funds in Germany, and CIO and CFO of Gerling Insurance Group. He also held positions on the Supervisory Board and Investment Committee of Odewald & Compagnie as well as with Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, both major German private equity companies. Further he was with BNP Paribas in charge of Financial Institutions Business and at UBS in London and Frankfurt. At Dresdner Bank Stefan Volk was Head of Market Research & Structured Finance Department and instrumental in setting up the EUREX Stock Exchange.
Mr. Volk began his career as a business consultant at Roland Berger, before he moved into banking. At Prudential Securities he became a derivative specialist. He worked in New York, London and Munich and was admitted to the NYC and Chicago Stock Exchanges.
Stefan Volk studied law at the University of Munich.
- Emad Y. Al-MonayeaMember of the Advisory Board – KuwaitEmad Y. Al-MonayeaMember of the Advisory Board – Kuwait
Al Al-Monayea is the Board Director and CEO of Kuwait Finance House Investment Co (previously Liquidity Management House).
Emad has more than 32 years of experience in investment and corporate finance, in government and private sectors. Emad joined Kuwait Finance House, Kuwait (KFH) in 1999 as the Deputy Director of the Direct Investment Department, the private equity arm of KFH. In 2004 he was appointed to head the International Investment Department of KFH, responsible for international corporate finance, debt capital markets products and investment banking services. During his tenure at the International Investment Department, Emad and his team succeeded in structuring and arranging number of international landmark transactions and won various international awards for KFH in the Islamic corporate finance and investment banking arena.
In 2008, KFH entrusted him to establish Liquidity Management House (now KFHIC) with the mandate to evolve as an international sukuk house in addition to its international corporate finance activities.
Before joining KFH, Emad was with Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the investment arm of the Government of Kuwait, for 15 years. During that time he was instrumental in setting up the Direct Investment Department of KIA.
Emad is a frequent speaker at leading international conferences, and is a key contributor to the development of Islamic capital market industry. Emad holds a BSc degree from Kuwait University and has completed the Executive Finance program of INSEAD, France and the Strategies for Effective Negotiation, Persuasion and Decision-Making program by Harvard University, USA.
- Lukas Graf Blucher von WahlstattMember of the Advisory Board – Munich, GermanyLukas Graf Blucher von WahlstattMember of the Advisory Board – Munich, Germany
Count Blücher is a successful business angel with investments in Europe, the U.S.A. and Canada. His expertise stems from his activities as a turn around manager in the ’80s for SMEs in IT and Med Tech. He has successfully in the past and to date still maintains managerial responsibilities for the majority of his investments.
Dipl. Ing. Lukas Graf Blücher holds a degree in electrical engineering after studying electrical engineering and semiconductor physics.
- Christian MouchbahaniMember of the Advisory Board – Dubai, UAEChristian MouchbahaniMember of the Advisory Board – Dubai, UAE
Mr. Mouchbahani has held several senior regional and international Merchant Banking positions in the US, Europe and the Middle East. As Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies Middle East and North Africa he spearheaded the development and growth of the firm’s regional and international franchise in the region. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Mouchbahani was the Head of Investment Banking and Management Board Member of Dubai Bank, where he successfully directed the bank’s entry into merchant banking, investment banking and Islamic Finance. Before Dubai Bank, he was Managing Director at TNI, Abu Dhabi, an investment banking and private equity firm, where he drove the firm through trend setting ideas and expanding the firm’s product and geographic reach. Among other assignments, he was a Director of Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions at BNP Paribas in London and Paris; and a Director at Paribas in New York, where he was responsible for cross-border merchant banking, LBO and private equity transactions.
He holds a BS in Economics from New York University, MBA from Columbia Business School and is fluent in English, Arabic, French and German.
- Dr. Andrew MorozovMember of the Advisory Board – USA/ RussiaDr. Andrew MorozovMember of the Advisory Board – USA/ Russia
Dr. Andrew Morozov is a Managing Director of Amhurst Capital Partners, a New York-based private investment firm. His activities as alternative investment manager are based on extensive experience in the fields of private equity investing, corporate management, entrepreneurship, and management consulting in the US and across Europe. Dr. Morozov spends most of his time working on investing in innovative technology projects around the globe.
Dr. Morozov earned a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Moscow Institute of Technology and Physics and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.