Power | Energy | Infrastructure | Mining | Privatization | Fund Raising | M&A

Robert Fernstrom has a total of 25 years of investment and corporate banking experience in leading financial service organizations. Prior to founding EACP, Mr. Fernstrom worked at KT ZMICO Securities as the head of the M&A/Special situations in Thailand. Before KT ZMICO, he worked at Newhall Capital Partners Limited (Tokyo), HSBC Investment Bank (HK) as MD and Global Head of Energy & Utilities, MD Energy & Utilities Nikko Salomon Smith Barney in Tokyo and HK, PT Salomon Brothers Nusa Securities (Jakarta) and Salomon Brothers Hong Kong Limited.

Mr. Fernstrom is a U.S. lawyer and member of the bars of New York and New Jersey, with an MBA from Cornell University, a JD from William Mitchell College of Law and a BA from Seton Hall University.

Energy | Natural Resources | Metals | M&A | Business Development

Andrew Hart has experience in a wide array of transactions and a strong familiarity with the East Asian market. During his time in Asia, Mr. Hart has focused on reviewing opportunities related to Energy and Resources, Precious Metals/Gems, and EPC amongst others. He has worked with and advised high net-worth individuals, family offices, multi-national corporations in matters related to trading, business development, M&A, and project finance. In addition, Mr. Hart has utilized close relationships and partnerships to structure trades, as both broker and principal, of physical commodities originating from mostly developing / emerging countries primarily to customers in the Middle-East and Far East Asian markets.

Mr. Hart holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Power | Project Financing | Banking | Education | Media | Energy

Karl Leung has a wide array of experience in education, banking, and business development. He started his career as an economist at the University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P) where he taught macroeconomics and was engaged by corporations and multilateral agencies to conduct various industry and macroeconomic reports. At Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Hong Kong, Mr. Leung helped the bank establish and develop business relationships with high net worth families in the Philippines. Prior to joining EACP, Mr. Leung was a Senior Consultant at the Career Development Center of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Mainland China's leading business school. He gave guidance and career advice to MBA students who sought careers in the fields of power and energy; consulting; banking and finance; and media, leisure, and entertainment.

Mr. Leung has a Master's Degree in Industrial Economics from UA&P and an MBA from CEIBS

M&A | Project Financing | Debt and Capital market | High Yield and Leveraged Finance | Fund Raising

Noah Farbstein has over 17 years of corporate and project finance experience in Asia and the United States, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, project finance, high yield and leveraged finance, fixed income capital markets and convertible bond and equity derivative trading. Prior to joining EACP, he was a Director of Corporate Finance for Oppenheimer Investments Asia Limited (Hong Kong). Previously, he worked for KTZMICO Securities Company Limited (Bangkok), Acuity Capital Management (Greenwich, CT), KBC Financial Products (New York), Salomon Smith Barney Hong Kong Limited and Salomon Brothers (New York).

Mr. Farbstein holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economics.

Banking | Structured Finance | Asset Finance

Simon Clow has more than thirty years experience in structured asset financings, leading transactions valued at over $2 billion, and in syndications. A graduate of Oxford University, Mr. Clow has worked for most of his career in Asia, but has also worked in New York, London and Sydney. Prior to joining EACP, Mr. Clow spent more than twenty years with the Macquarie Bank Group. He has also worked at Barclays Bank and at Sanwa Bank.

Business Development | Renewable Energy | Agricultural Futures | Privatization | Fund Raising

Nobuya Saito has a 33 years experience of investment banking and business matching between Japanese companies and Asian companies. Mr. Saito worked at Yamaichi Securities in Bahrain, London and Bangkok, as a head of business development in emerging markets. Also, he was a founding member of Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand, or AFET, the first derivative exchange in Thailand, and established the first licensed derivative brokerage company in Bangkok. His investment banking activity is covering renewable energy, finance and F&B industries.

Energy | Power | Infrastructure | Natural Resources | Project Finance | M&A

A senior investment banker with over 27 year experience in M&A, project finance, structured finance, direct investment and capital markets in infrastructure, power, energy, natural resources and traditional industries across Asia and Russia/CIS. Prior to joining Emerging Asia Capital Partners, Mr. Hyun was the head of Investment Banking Asia at VTB Capital Plc (the largest investment bank in Russia/CIS), the regional head of Energy, Power, Metal & Mining Group at ABN AMRO Bank Hong Kong, Head of Structured Finance at ABN AMRO Korea, Head of Corporate Finance Group at Citigroup Korea, and a Vice President at Citigroup Hong Kong for M&A. During his career period, he has built up top senior client relationship with key energy, infrastructure and resources companies in Asia/Russia/CIS and has accumulated ample experience in advising numerous large sized M&A and project finance transactions.

Mr. Hyun earned an MPhil in Economics from University of Cambridge, U.K and a BA in Economics from Seoul National University.

EACP Africa

PPP | Oil & Gas | Natural resources | Renewable Energy | Transport | Strategy and Development

A former Managing Director of Northstar Industries, where Mr. Tofa was instrumental in positioning the company as one of Nigeria's top premium solid wood door manufacturer. Prior to Northstar Industries, he was a founding member of Muller Global, an investment advisory group with extensive knowledge of Nigeria's telecommunication, power, oil & gas sector.

Othman Bashir Tofa has a degree in Economics from London Metropolitan University.

Samuel is Co- Managing Partner for an East Africa-focused corporate advisory firm.

In that position, his responsible for managing a team of seasoned experts who originate and structure strategic projects in the infrastructure, renewable energy, and resources sectors across the East African region. He works closely with regulators and government ministries and coordinates technical, financial and legal advisers, engineering firms and other industry specialists.

He has 25 years of experience in international business development. He has held various leadership and senior management roles with global corporations. He has been involved in organizational change processes, project design, development and management, team development and support in proposal development and other resource acquisition strategies, financial management and project reviews. He also has been involved in large-scale procurements of both specialized services (Consultancies) and goods.

Samuel holds a Master’s in Commerce, a postgraduate diploma in Financial Management, and a Master’s in Business Administration.