IKAR HOLDINGS
Ltd.

IKAR Holdings, Ltd is a London-based multi-tiered entrepreneurial investment house. The Company’s 2 main pillars, IKAR Industries and IKAR Global are focused on investment, M&A, joint ventures, and the creation of new entities and assets across their respective sector groups. They also hold the services and consultancy practices within IKAR, IKAR’s inhouse business incubator, and IKAR’s own business and impact think tank, the IKAR Global Institute.  IKAR has amassed a powerful ecosystem and Family which are utilized for the benefit of our holdings, shareholders, and the world in a variety of ways:

  • The IKAR Family is a source of proprietary deals and has allowed us to develop a robust pipeline across sectors
  • We utilize our Family’s geopolitical reach and influence along with distinguished and seasoned C-level executives, finance experts, entrepreneurs, and military leaders to drive opportunities for our investments and manage our holdings with industry insight and strict performance and accountability metrics.
  • The IKAR Global Institute provides industry foresight that we have and will continue to use to create our own IKAR-owned companies and joint ventures.
  • Our global impact initiatives align us with ESG/impact sources of capital and fulfill ESG investment requirements.
  • Our seasoned core finance and investment team oversees the financial mechanics, due diligence, and risk analysis over the whole group and our sector-specific leadership brings industry-specific insight, expertise, and network.

Our purpose is to drive premium returns, mitigate risk, capitalize on unique opportunities, and build value and growth for everything we invest in, buy, build, and/or make better. We believe one of our core advantages is to bridge mature markets with frontier and emerging markets across sectors as well as bridging US and European initiatives. Our team has been purposely constructed for these objectives. Each sector fund is positioned to have a clear niche and credible strategy led by a team with international prominence and credibility in their sector.

IKAR Board of Directors

MARIO DIEL
Chairman, IKAR Holdings Board of Directors

“Driven to lead IKAR into the new future of entrepreneurship”.

HOWARD BEASEY
President, IKAR Holdings Board of Directors

“Injecting his military leadership skills and mission- based commitment into the IKAR world.” With a 20+ year career as a United States Marine Officer, Howard began his private sector career when he joined Goldman Sachs. Subsequently, Howard was the President and CEO of the American- Turkish Council in Washington.

THOMAS D. WALDHAUSER
Chairman, IKAR Global

4-Star USMC General (ret)

Former Combatant Commander for United States Africa Command, responsible for all United States military engagements and operations across the African continent.

MICHAEL SPINDELEGGER
Chairman, IKAR Global Institute

Former Vice Chancellor of Austria, Former Finance and Foreign Minister of Austria.

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.

STEVE WILLIAMS
CEO, IKAR Global

As global leader of defense and aerospace industry, built some of the largest defense and aerospace programs in the world. Former European President of Lockheed Martin.

IKAR Holdings Executive Team

GARY WOOLF
CEO, IKAR Holdings

Global entrepreneur. Former CEO & Owner of one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment representation & marketing firms. Founder of global business accelerator company and also a managing director of US sports and media investment bank.

ANDREW TUMILOWICZ
CIO, IKAR Holdings

Global finance executive with senior leadership roles in managing hedge funds and investment portfolios, working closely with corporations PE  firms and family offices leading finance & M&A programs. Andrew was the Managing Director of a multi-strategy billion-dollar asset management  fund.

TOM FIDEL
Chief Human Officer, IKAR Holdings

Former US Marine. Specializes in human intelligence and psychological profiling and uses these skills to guide corporate leadership and strategy. He is a co-founder Shiboomi, a Boston- based business consulting firm.

MORGAN WOOLF
Secretary General, IKAR Holdings

20+ years of experience in business consulting, investment banking, entrepreneurial ventures.Served on Board of Directors & Strategic Planning of US Figure Skating. Founder & CEO of US educational consulting company. Holds BA in Government from Harvard.

LAILA NASR
Executive Assistant, IKAR Holdings

MBA Bahchesehir University, Turkey.Laila also holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management from Arab University, Saudi Arabia.

Global Leadership Counsel

KURT VOLKER
Chairman, IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Global geopolitical leader. Former US Ambassador to NATO. Founding Director of the McCainInstitute.Distinguished Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis.

MEHMET SIMSEK
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Former Turkish Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance & Economics.

Represented Turkey at the G20, IMF, WB, OECD and IsDB. Member of Advisory Council at Tent Partnership for Refugees, NY.”

JOSEPH WHITLOCK
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Former Global advisor, for the office of Joint chief of  staff on international affairs. Former DeputyDirector of Global Policy and partnerships for the Office of  Joints Chiefs of Staff. Retired US Army 2-Star Major General.

ULRICH BRECHBUHL
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Former Under-Secretary of US Department of State and Counselor of the United States Department of  State. Bridges political, military and business worlds from WestPoint to Bain to US government. Has exceptional and unique insight in the global  trends in leading business, society and government.

DR. CAROLE NAKHLE
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Regarded Top Female global energy leader at World Energy Counsel. Renowned geopolitical energy expert having led various prominent NOC and IOC’s worldwide. Founder of the “Access for Women in Energy” NGO Governing board member at National Resource Governance Institute, NY.

TAMAS FELLEGI
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Former Economy Minister of Hungary. Led programs with the International Monetary Fund, theEuropean Commission, and the European Central Bank.

CEFI J. KAMHI
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Deputy Chairman of the European Jewish  Parliament in Brussels. Member of Turkish Parliament. Named as a Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.

ELEIZER “MOODI” SANDBERG
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Former Technology and National Development Minister of Israel, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset. Former Chairman of the fundraiser organization, Keren Hayesod.

ROBERT DANNENBERG
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Worked for the CIA for 24 years where he held many positions and served as top CIA Director and former Chief of Counter-Terrorism Operations. Also formally served as Goldman Sachs ‘s Head of  Global Security.

Committees

PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE
Chairwoman, IKAR Global Impact Committee

Co-founder and leader of the world’s first women led influencer fund, creating new business opportunities for women globally. First Black Female CEO with a SPAC listed on the NYSE. First woman to win an Ernst & Young (EY)  Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the  technology sector.

ROMAN VIKTOROV
Chairman, IKAR Governance & Finance Committee

Roman is the CFO for the Cisco Systems Americas. At Cisco he leads corporate strategy and development and integration of new investments and business units.Roman oversee more than $30 billion a year in Cisco revenue.

 

ERIC KNIPP
Chairman, IKAR NexxGen Technology Committee

Global Tech Leader.Vice President, Systems Engineering at CISCO Americas

JOE DIPASQUALE
Chairman, IKAR Investment & Finance Committee

Leading expert, investor, and fund manager in Blockchain and Crypto Currency. Specialized think tank advisor for incubators and successful tech entrepreneur. Formerly held positions at eminent institutions such as Bain, Mckinsey, & IBM. Stanford MBA and Harvard BA. Named as one of the 23 most powerful LGBT+ people in technology by Business Insider.

IKAR Family