Central Asia Team

Andreas Schweitzer – Managing Director

A Swiss national, Mr. Schweitzer is a CEO with expertise in start ups, SME’s and frontier markets business development, Mr. Schweitzer has lead IPO processes across renewable energy and innovative technologies sectors. Experienced in identifying market opportunities, Mr. Schweitzer has a strong focus on capital raising, business development and exit strategies.

Mr. Schweitzer serves as an advisor to the trade and commodity division of Metallco International Ltd, a 40-year-old industrial merchant company specializing in automotive/rail, power generation, offset-and counter trade. Since 2009, Mr. Schweitzer has had an active presence in Iran, advising international industrial and investment companies targeting the Iranian market, as well as facilitating sanctions compliant industrial and commercial activity. Mr. Schweitzer is a member of a Swiss-Iranian investor group that procured licenses for wind farms in Iran.

In 2004, Mr. Schweitzer co-founded a company that developed a hydro-electronic power drive systems for mid-sized, on-and off-grid wind turbines. Previously, Mr. Schweitzer created and managed a US$ 200 million market-timing fund; and has held management positions at Jacobs Suchard (now Kraft Foods Schweiz AG), in France, Panama, Switzerland, India and the UK.

Mr. Schweitzer has been a founding partner of startups and served in executive roles in international banks European asset management firms including A. Sarasin & Cie (1980-1983) Jacobs Suchard AG(1984-90) and Kenk & Schweitzer Associés (1990-1994). Mr. Schweitzer serves on a number of SME boards of directors and is actively involved in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

 

Robin Butler – Analyst

Robin joined the team at Arjan in August 2017. He graduated from Exeter University in 2016 with a First Class degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern History, before moving out to Iran to study Farsi. He has travelled extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia and Turkey. Having passed the Level I CFA exam in June 2018, he will be sitting Level II in 2019.

 

 

Lanna Grigoriyan – Operations

Lanna joined the Arjan Capital team in August 2017 in an operations and support capacity. She previously worked for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme as part of the Investment Claims Team. Lanna has worked for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, where she was responsible for operations reports and general administration. Lanna holds an MBA from Imperial College, London with a concentration in Investment Management. She is also working towards full completion of the Investment Management Certificate.