Bijan Khezri

 

 

For more than 20 years, Bijan Khezri has been dedicated to capital markets growth finance, corporate governance and business leadership as a banker, CEO/Chairman and investor across a range of sector-leading companies, public and private, in the UK, USA, Germany and Switzerland.

 

He is the Founder and Chairman of KCRI (Khezri Capital Research International) AG in Zug, a governance partner and private equity investor.

Bijan is a Board Director and Advisor of Sportradar AG in Switzerland, the world's leading provider of sports data. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Sportradar USA. He is an Industrial Advisor to EQT, one of Europe's leading private equity investors. He is a Special Advisor to STJ Advisors in London, a leader in capital markets advisory. Bijan is Operating Partner of GF Capital Management & Advisors, a New York based private equity fund and family office dedicated to sector-leading branded media and consumer goods. He is a Board Director of Butlers GmbH, one of Germany's leading retailers in home accessories. He is Founder and Chairman of M3 Fuel Stop AG in Zug, a global provider of 'progressive health' solutions.

He built the Equity Capital Markets technology practice of Paribas (now BNP Paribas) in London. Thereafter, for more than six years he was a lead investor and served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Jetter AG, a leader in real-time industrial automation, where he led the company's IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. As board director and investor of VPNet Technologies, a Silicon Valley based pioneer of advanced telecommunications technologies, he prepared the grounds for its takeover by Avaya Inc (NYSE-listed). As Chief Executive and then as Executive Chairman, he led the restructuring of FTSE-100 technology conglomerate Baltimore Technologies Plc in London/NASDAQ. As Chairman of Stan James Plc he led a restructuring process to reposition the family business as one of the UK's leading sports businesses, and subsequently acted as sole financial advisor to the family owners selling the business to a leading public company.

He played a central role in co-founding and funding a number of innovation-driven businesses. His passion for art led him to grow as CEO/Vice-Chairman the Artist Pension Trust into one of the world's largest contemporary art collections.

Bijan studied law at Bonn University and graduated from the Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales (University of Geneva). He is enrolled in the PhD program in Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

 

He has extensively published in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and other leading publications for more than two decades (Selected Publications). He is the book author of 'Generation Dubai: Exit, Voice, Loyalty'. He was the Founder & Chairman of the European Youth Conference in the European Parliament.

 

Bijan Khezri is an approved individual of the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.