IKAR INDUSTRIES
LLP

IKAR  Industries LLP is a London-based LLP founded in 2019 to represent the more traditional, mature industries globally. IKAR Industries serves as the command center to oversee the operational excellence, performance, efficiency, leadership, accountability, and culture of IKAR Industries’ sector  groups, investments, and holdings.

IKAR Industries holds and leads the following sector groups:

IKAR Tech Group

IKAR Real Assets Group

IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

IKAR Energy Group

IDESUS Capital

Executive Board

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.

 

ANTON PIËCH
President, IKAR Industries

EV mobility visionary and tech entrepreneur. Great Grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and son of  legendary Volkswagen AG Chairman, Ferdinand Piëch. Embodies powerful legacy from the past with modern insights and vision.

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

AARUNI KUMAR
Secretary-General, IKAR Industries

Formerly worked for the Government of India, overseeing national health care initiatives. MBA, Engineer.

IKAR Tech Group

WOLF HISSERICH
CEO, IKAR Tech Group

Global high-tech leader who specializes in integrating disruptive technologies. Former CEO International of Qwant. Operating Partner of Silver Trail Ventures.VP Global Innovation at Deutsche Telekom. Co-founder of 4 previous tech startups

DR. REINHARD DETHLOFF
IKAR Tech Group

International leading advising expert and turnaround specialist, having very high competence in complex carve-out, restructuring and strategic growth mandates within family offices, and PE funds. Former Operating Partner for multibillion- dollar group, Aurelius AG, popularly known as German Berkshire Hathaway. Former partner Droege Group.

ULF GARTZKE
IKAR Tech Group

Distinguished global tech advisor and strategist. Advising expert highly experienced in government policies and new age technology solutions across Pan regions of both America and Europe. Former Director of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation’s US, responsible for US Canada relations. An Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute and previously worked at the World Economic Forum

DIRK BURMANN
IKAR Tech Group

Finance and risk management expert. Specializes in structuring multi-billion-dollar portfolios. Previously headed top level executive  positions at KPMG, Pwc, and Comdirect Bank.

DARKO PERIC
IKAR Tech Group

Operations and manufacturing industrial scaling expert. Former Vice President , Canadian Solar Fund.

IKAR Real Assets Group

ALAN BEASEY
CEO, IKAR Real Assets Group

Accomplished Hospitality expert and  entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in real estate and hospitality sector with luxury hotels, and Michelin rated restaurants. Certified Sommelier and Certified Cicerone. “Recognized as Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the world”. Alan is an educator, speaker and former marine .

GURAM TSANAVA
COO, IKAR Real Assets Group

A Leading investor and entrepreneur, having established numerous companies across various industries such as Pharma, real estate F&B and retail. Founding Partner and CEO of Georgian Outlets & Resort Group, and board member of various leading associations such as international chamber of commerce, business association of Georgia. Former partner of Synergy Group and CERMA. Guram is an alumni and Global Ambassador of Stanford Graduate School of Business

ANGELA TUNNER
IKAR Real Assets Group

Multi-disciplinary and award-winning Entrepreneur and Author. Angela is the Founder and Editor in Chief and Publisher of international luxury lifestyle magazine EAT LOVE SAVOR® which is named on the Top 5 Luxury Magazines a list that includes Bloomberg and listed in the Top 10 Best Sites for Luxury, a list that includes Louis Vuitton and Dolce and Gabbana. Angela is the winner Women of Excellence, ‘Woman of Vision’ award.

DC BECKER
IKAR Real Assets Group

Sales & Marketing Leader in Hospitality. Awarded HSMAI’s prestigious “Top 25 Minds in Sales, Marketing, and RevenueOptimization for 2016.”

ERRAN PERSLEY
IKAR Real Assets Group

Former Kentucky Commissioner for Business Development

SHAHAL KHAN
IKAR Real Assets Group

Chairman Trinity Hospitality

JOELLE WYSER-PRATTE
IKAR Real Assets Group

Managing Partner, OCP Capital LLC

RAINER SCHORR 
IKAR Real Assets Group

Former CEO Bayer International

ANDREA GRAESER
IKAR Real Assets Group

Owner Graeser Real Estate

SINEM ALTINEL
IKAR Real Assets Group

Owner Altinel Hotel Group

IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

LAWRENCE DU PRE
CEO, IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Lawrence is a marketing & communications expert. Having led several top agencies in the global networks of DDB, Lowe Group, and J. Walter Thompson. Lawrence now specializes in the technology driving value creation in sports and  entertainment.

LISA MORRIS
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Impact investor and entrepreneur. An investor and founder of various impact companies.Member of NEXUS Impact Society and Top Tier Impact. Also consults numerous NGO’s. Former Broadway Actress and former founder of  entertainment travel company Road Concierge

SARAH DORAGHI
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Journalist, stand-up comedian and award winning author. Former host of cultural memo at Télématin » (The Morning show), France.
Sarah is an inspirational role model and motivator for the immigrants, was presented at the Immigration Museum, in the “Gallery of Donation”.Since 2019, she has been a member of the Stand Speak Rise Up scientific committee, an association launched by HRH the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

ALEX HORNE
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Former CEO of English Premier League. Leading sports investor and sits on various sports advisory boards where he guides and supports them throughout their establishment.

CHRIS UNGER
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Former Head of FIFA World Cup office 2007-2018. A sports management professional with unique expertise in the production of mega sporting events.

JEFF BONE
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Strategic advisor and leading corporation builder. Advises global corporations and with his leadership skills and helps them to build sustainable futures. Former advisor roles at Cognizant, Accenture, Lendlease, Saatchi & Saatchi, HBO, Kraftszer Ltd. and Pfizer

NOAH CROOM
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Former Counsel NBA. A Major League Sports professional and mentor. Accomplished executive at the National Basketball Association (NBA) with  decades of operational expertise in both league  and team management. Former Assistant General  Manager of the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies and  Minnesota Timberwolves.

JAMES OWEN ROBERTS
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

2 x Paralympian, Beijing and London. Entrepreneur, TEDx speaker. A highly skilled sports professional, motivational speaker and a highly reputed coach where he specializes in coaching disabled athletes.

ALEXEY BOTVINOV
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Musical Maestro, President and Founder of Odessa Classic Festival. Regarded is one of the most famous Ukrainian pianists and a renowned  Rachmaninoff specialist.

IKAR Energy Group

MATTHEW BRYZA
CEO, IKAR Energy Group

Former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Former Director at the National Security Council in the White House for Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Regional Energy Security. Board Member at the Jamestown Foundation, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Serves on the boards of several energy international energy companies. 

NOOSHIN BEHROYAN
Chairwoman, IKAR Energy Group Advisory Board

One of the most influential business leaders and innovators in the oil, gas and energy industry.Nooshin is the CEO and founder of Paxon energy, the #2 fastest growing company in America.She serves as the board president for National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and advisory board member at the American Gas Association (AGA).She was awarded as top female CEO in 2019.

MURAT SEITNEPESOV
IKAR Energy Group

A trained plasma physicist and founder and Chairman of Integral Group, a leading commodities trading & logistics player in the Greater Caspian Region with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Also founder and Chairman of Caspian Week Forum in Davos.”

DR. CAROLE NAKHLE
IKAR Energy Group

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.

STEVE EGGERS
IKAR Energy Group

Former owner of the only private owned oil company in Kazakhstan. Steve is a Pioneer in the international oil and gas sector and had previously owned and operated various power plants and oil refinery across Africa.

IDESUS Capital

AZIZ SIPAHI
Chairman, IDESUS Capital

Former General Manager, Ayesas and Vestel Defense, Turkey

DIDEM ALTOP
CEO, IDESUS Capital

Entrepreneur, ecosystem builder and digital transformation expert. Specializes in building diversified multi-billion dollar business portfolio.s Former consultant to leading corporations & institutions such as The World Bank, IBM, and Lockheed Martin. Former Executive Director for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress.

SANI TIRYAKI
IDESUS Capital

Managing Director, MFT Energy Group

ZURAB GOZALISHVILI
IDESUS Capital

Former Board Member, Georgian Industrial Group

HASAN CALISLAR
IDESUS Capital

Owner Erginoglu & Calislar, Turkey

BARIS OZSISTEK
IDESUS Capital

Chairman of Netmarble EMEA; Board Member Boğaziçi Ventures