Advisory Board

Represented by the Management Team, who have contributed significant capital to the fund.

John Suggitt – Managing Director and Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board

20 years of experience in Ukraine.

A Canadian citizen, John has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has over 10 years of investment banking experience in Ukraine and has spent many of these years also developing successful property investments in both Kiev and Montenegro. His prior positions include Chief Operating Officer with Dragon Capital, Managing & Founding Partner with Concorde Capital and Vice-President with MFK.
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John Crockett – Managing Partner & Chairman of the Supervisory Board

15 years of experience in Russia and Ukraine

John, an American citizen, has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Mr. Crockett was previously head of Fixed Income Loan Syndicate at VTB Capital in Moscow and has over 15 years of investment banking, real estate, corporate & leveraged finance experience in the US, Russia and Ukraine.
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Shane Sorg – Managing Partner & Chairman of the Supervisory Board

20 years of experience in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan

An American citizen, Shane has spent his entire career working in various countries of the former Soviet Union, spanning the telecoms, forestry and investment banking industries. For the past 10 years, Mr. Sorg worked as a Director at Deutsche Bank Russia, where he headed the equity sales trading team, which was consistently ranked as the top international banking team in the market. In addition to his 10 year career in investment banking, Shane has 10 years of experience launching and running start-ups in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the U.K. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he teamed up with the Dixon’s Stores Group in the U.K. to launch Freetalk, a VoIP telephone service.
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