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.” 

PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE
IKAR Holdings Board of Directors

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.

SEANNE N. MURRAY 
IKAR Holdings Board of Directors

Former Lawyer, Wall Street Executive. Now entrepreneur, movie producer, writer, and impact investor. Heir of Motown Records Founder.

SIOBHAN MACDERMOTT 
IKAR Holdings Board of Directors

Global managing partner at Tata Consultancy Services.Former vice chairman in Global Corporate & Investment Banking, at Bank of America. She had also led the Cyber Economics practice at EY (Ernst & Young), and consulting to Fortune 500 boards on geopolitics and cybersecurity. She has worked in eight countries and speaks five languages.

JOHN MEHAS
IKAR Holdings Board of Directors

Former CEO of Victoria’s Secret, President of Tory Burch, & CEO of Club Monaco

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.

SINA AFRA
Chairman, IKAR Industries

Selected by Wired Magazine as “One of the Top 100 Most Influential Tech People in the World.” Founder of Markafoni, the first online fashion site of Turkey. Seasoned and aggressive technology investor with insight into innovation and next trends, having engineered a huge personal portfolio of global tech investments.

ULRICH BRECHBUHL
Chairman, IKAR Global Advise

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.

Executive Board

MARIO DIEL
Chairman, IKAR Holdings

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

HOWARD BEASEY
President, IKAR Holdings

“Injecting his military leadership skills and mission- based commitment into the IKAR world.”

TAMAS FELLEGI
COO, IKAR Holdings

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

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.”

HRH PRINCE MICHAEL OF YUGOSLAVIA
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Global Investor, Socialite, Artist and Philanthropist. Grandson of the last King of Italy and of the last Regent of Yugoslavia and the oldest son of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria Pia of Savoy.

HE ADNAN AL NOORANI
IKAR Global Leadership Counsel

Chairman of the Board of The Private Office of Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi and Group of Companies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IKAR Family