The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing decisions made by the Board of Directors and the day-to-day operations of the Company. The Audit and Compliance Committee is responsible for establishing best corporate governance practices, assessing the adequacy of internal control and compliance procedures, monitoring the integrity of the financial statements as well as assessing the independence, effectiveness and objectivity of the external auditors. The Compensation Committee is responsible for determining individual salary and bonus payments based on an objective annual performance assessment.
Mr YEH is the Non Executive Chairman and one of the Founding Shareholders of Samena Capital. He is also a member of the group's Compensation Committee.
Mr YEH is also the Co-Founder and Honorary Chairman of Value Partners Limited, one of Asia’s largest hedge funds with AUM in excess of US$10 billion and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
He is also the Chairman of Cheetah Investment Management and a Co-Founder and Chairman of Argyle Street Management Limited. Mr YEH also sits on the Executive Committee of his family office, Hsin Chong International Holdings Limited. Mr YEH was a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Government, a member of ICAC Complaints Committee; a member of Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee; a member of the Committee on Strategic Enhancement of Hong Kong as an International Finance Centre; a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities & Futures Commission, a member of the MPF Schemes Advisory Committee, and a member of Ad-Hoc Investment Committee for UGC.
He was also a council member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange until its merger with the Hong Kong Futures Exchange; a member of the Stock Exchange’s listing committee; a member of the HK Exchange & Clearing Corporation, Derivatives Market Consultative Panel; a member of the Securities & Futures Commission, Dual Filing Advisory Group and Shareholder Group; and a member of the Listing Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”).
Mr YEH is currently a Board member of the Columbia University Endowment, USA and the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy, Massachusetts, USA.
Mr YEH is a graduate of Williams College and also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University’s School of Law. He is a member of the California Bar Association and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar during his time at Columbia University.
Mr Saraf is the Founder, Vice Chairman and member of the Compensation Committee of Samena Capital. He is also the Investment Manager and Director of the Samena Special Situations Funds and Samena Limestone Holdings.
Prior to founding Samena Capital, he was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Abraaj Capital, which grew to become one of the largest global private equity firms managing in excess of US$9 billion. During his tenure at Abraaj Capital he was involved in several landmark private equity and block purchase transactions such as the buyout of Aramex, EFG Hermes, Egyptian Fertilizer Company, Arabtec, ONIC, SAOG Oman, Amwal Capital (Qatar) and he also pioneered and managed the special situations funds.
In June 2014, he led the acquisition of a significant stake in RAK Ceramics PSC, a company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest ceramics manufacturers with annual revenues of approximately US$1 billion.
Mr Saraf holds numerous directorship and leadership positions across Samena’s portfolio companies. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee of RAK Ceramics, where previously he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. He is also the Chairman of RAK Ceramics India. Mr Saraf is also a Board Member of RAK Logistics (previously Alliance Global Logistics). In July 2016, Mr Saraf became a Member of the Board of Directors for Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited, India and in August 2016, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Tejas Networks, India. In November 2016, Mr Saraf was appointed to the Board of Directors of Dynamatic Technologies Limited, India.
He has previously held numerous directorships including Aramex Holdings, Abraaj Capital, Commercial Bank of Oman SAOG, EFG Hermes and Amwal Capital (Qatar).
In 1998, Mr. Saraf founded Oriel Investment Company, which emerged as one of the leading regional corporate finance firms. While at Oriel Investment Company, he became one of the largest founding shareholders of US-based E-Ink Corporation, the world's leading developer and provider of electronic paper and displays.
In September 2013, Asian Investor listed Mr Saraf as one of Asia’s 25 most influential people in Private Equity.
Mr Saraf is actively involved with the ‘Little Dreams Foundation’, a not-for-profit initiative with Phil and Orianne Collins and is a Director on the Board.
In 2015, he founded the ‘Shirish Saraf Scholarship’ at Charterhouse House School, providing an education for underprivileged children with all around excellence.
In 2016, Mr. Saraf established the Samena Foundation an initiative set up to facilitate global charitable and benevolent causes.
Mr Saraf was educated at Charterhouse (England) and the London School of Economics.
Mr Fancy is a Director of Samena Capital, the Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr Fancy is the Chairman & Founder of Renaissance Services SAOG, a leading Oman oil and gas company. Renaissance Services SAOG was the first family business to go public in the Middle East in the mid 1990s.
Mr Fancy is also Chairman of Tawoos LLC, a leading Omani family conglomerate with interests in various fields including agriculture, education, training, medical and pharmaceutical, oil and petrochemical, media services, leisure and entertainment, industrial catering, operations and maintenance, computer hardware, software and communications, energy and marine and shipping. Mr Fancy was previously a Director of National Bank of Oman and Muscat Finance Co. He is a Founder of United Power (Oman’s first IPP) and is actively involved in charitable work including the setting up of a microfinance bank in Oman and support of an Early Intervention Centre for children.
In 2007 he was nominated for Ernst & Young’s Middle East Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Sheikh Nawaf Nasser Bin Khalid Al Thani is a Director of Samena Capital.
He is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Nasser Bin Khaled Holding, a leading Qatari business conglomerate focusing on construction, industrial services, oil and gas, telecommunications, civil engineering, agriculture, real estate, fashion and automotive sectors.
He is the Founder and Chairman of Doha Insurance and is on the consulting management board of Deutsche Bank.
He holds a number of directorships including Qatar Navigation, Al Salam International, Arabtec (UAE), Abraaj Capital and the Qatari Businessmen Association.
Mr Gore-Randall is a Director of Samena Capital. He is a member of the Executive Committee, the Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Mr Gore-Randall has extensive experience at a senior level in large private and publicly-held international organizations. He is Chairman of Alvarez and Marsal’s European Corporate Business and two private equity backed businesses: Fircroft, a leading global provider of technical recruitment services to some of the world’s largest companies and Equiom a multinational trust and fiduciary business headquartered in the Isle of Man.
In the Middle East he is on the Board of Directors and Audit Chair of Topaz Engineering and Marine, a leading provider of offshore vessels and service to the oil and gas industry. He is also an advisor to RAK Ceramics. His previous non-executive roles include Chairman of ERM Group Holdings Ltd., one of the world’s largest international environmental consulting firms (private equity backed); Director of esure Ltd., a U.K. motor insurer; an independent member of the International Executive of Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) the international law firm; a member of the Advisory Council of The Prince’s Trust and a council member of the Confederation of British Industry.
In 2007, Mr Gore-Randall joined the Board of HBOS plc as Chief Operating Officer when it was one of the five major U.K.-based international retail banks, and served in that role until it was acquired by Lloyds Banking Group in 2009. He was also the HBOS integration director leading up to, and after, the acquisition. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Aon UK Ltd., following two years as Chairman and Chief Executive of its Aon Risk Services division.
Mr Gore-Randall spent the first 25 years of his career at Andersen. Besides several managing partner roles, he was elected U.K. Managing Partner in 1997, having previously run the European Assurance and Advisory practice. In 2001, he became Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer for the worldwide practice, and the following year, he co-led the worldwide dissolution of Andersen.
Mr Gore-Randall has a Master’s degree in Geography from University College, Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant.
Mr Hasan is a Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Director and member of the Executive Committee of Samena Capital. He is also the Senior Executive Officer of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of RAK Logistics and a member of the Investment Committee of the Samena Special Situations Funds.
He has 27 years of financial investment experience with a particular focus on Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Prior to establishing Samena Capital, he founded Invicta Investment Management. Prior to setting up Invicta he was the Japanese portfolio manager at Hermes Pension Fund (London) managing in excess of US$1 billion. Prior to this he spent 4½ years at Orbis (a US$19 billion hedge fund) as head of Japanese equities research.
He is a Chartered Accountant (England and Wales) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR). Mr Hasan was educated at Eton College and has a BSc degree in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics.
Dr Federle is the General Counsel and Head of Group Compliance of Samena Capital and a Senior Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.
He has more than 19 years of experience advising investors on M&A, private equity and other complex transactions in equity, debt and real estate. Prior to joining Samena Capital, Dr Federle was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Fairsky Group, a Swiss and London based group advising funds and investors in alternative strategies.
Previously, Dr Federle was a Co-Founder, Partner and General Counsel of ESO Capital Group, a US$500 million investment manager focusing on illiquid special situations investments throughout Europe.
Prior to this, Dr Federle was a partner at the international law firms Dewey Ballantine and Norton Rose where he specialised in transactional work for private equity and hedge funds. He started his career as an associate at the German law firm Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt.
Dr Federle holds a JD and PhD (Dr iur) from the University of Freiburg i.Br. (German Academic Foundation Fellow), a Licence en Droit from the Université D’Aix-Marseille, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of California at Los Angeles (Fulbright Fellow). He is also qualified as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Mr Chan is a Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Samena Capital and a Senior Managing Director of Samena Capital Hong Kong Limited.
He was the Founding CEO for eight years of Spring Capital, an independent private equity firm that invests exclusively in China. Mr Chan has 25 years of experience in private equity, and has made over 45 investments in growth companies in China.
Previously he was a Managing Director, Head of North Asia and an Investment Committee Member of JAFCO Asia for seven years. Prior to JAFCO, Mr Chan held positions with Suez Asia and HSBC Private Equity (Asia) in Hong Kong. He is currently the Co-President of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (Chairman in 2005), a Board Member of the Hong Kong Foundation for the University of Manchester, a Director of the Manchester Business School Leadership Board, a Board Member of the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and the Co-Chair of YPO Gold Pearl River Delta Chapter.
Mr Chan was a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Committee of the SEHK, a
member of the Public Shareholders Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, member of Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee and Information & Communication Technology Services Advisory Committee of the HK Trade Development Council and a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr Chan is a Member of Chengdu Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Mr Chan was named a Top 10 Venture Capitalist in China by Zero2IPO in 2002, 2003,
2004 and 2006. He was also selected as one of the 10 “Most Influential Venture Capitalists in China” by Top Capital in 2005 and one of the “China Best Venture Capitalists: Midas List” by Forbes Magazine in 2006 - 2015. He was selected as Number 9 Forbes China ranking of Best Venture Capital Investors in 2015.
Mr Chan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (AIMR), holds a BA from the University of Hong Kong, and a MBA from Manchester Business School.