SEASONED TEAM WITH A RANGE OF MARKETS AND INVESTMENT CYCLE EXPERIENCE
Director of Operations
Over 8 years’ of professional experience in investment banking, financial advisory services, project and transaction management. Sufian worked from 2011 till 2012 alongside Carlos Riera.
Prior to joining the team, he worked as a senior Associate with Floreat, an Independent Private Investment Office based in London with a focus on Principal Investing activities within the TMT and Renewable space.
He started his career with KPMG before moving on to Lloyds Banking Group, a UK investment bank providing Advisory and investment banking services.
He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London.
Jean-Pierre Vandromme has over 30 years’ experience in the Telecom industry, including senior executive and board positions at Vimpelcom (Russia Country MD), Golden Telecom (CEO), Ventelo Europe (CEO) and Completel.
He was CEO of Golden Telecom from Q3 2005 to 01 2008. The Company built the second largest fibre-to-home network in the world. It executed and integrated 35 acquisitions valued at US$290m. The market cap increased from US$800m to US$4.3bn. The company was sold to Vimpelcom in 01 2008, delivering a US$3.5bn cash return to investors in just over two years.
Prior to joining Golden Telecom, Jean-Pierre was the Managing Partner of VSRK, an independent consultancy firm advising Advent, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche and JP Morgan on their telecoms investments.
Adam Crisp is Managing Director of VolP.co.uk. In 2004 he co-founded VolP.co.uk with Jean-Pierre Vandromme to engage the growing demand for next generation IP-based communication systems. Growing the company from a start-up to having revenues in excess of US$3m, an EBITDA of US$600k and a customer base of over 1,000 clients.
In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious Cisco Certified Intenetworking Engineer (CCIE) certification, the industry’s most respected IT certification.
Adam graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton in 1994 and quickly accumulated broad experience in IT, working in technology companies including BT, Ventelo, Nortel Networks, British Rail, and Cable & Wireless and financial services.
Carlos has in excess of 18 years of experience of top level financial and executive management of TMT groups. He joined the team in Q3 2012 having previously worked with Jean-Pierre Vandromme from Q4 1998 till Q4 2000 in GTS Europe where they were co-responsible for M&A activities.
In 2008 he founded Oak Tree Capital Management (OTM), a specialized TMT strategic M&A boutique headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
From 2004 until 2007 he was Group CEO of Kalaam Telecom Holding BSc, Bahrain, the largest alternative telecoms player in Bahrain.
From 2000 until 2004 he was Group CEO of Metrored Telecommunications Group Plc., London (UK) and Spain, a leading CLEC and cable operator.