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Potentia Team 

Adeel A. Khan

Adeel A. Khan

Managing Partner

The Managing Partner with 27 years of experience spanning private equity, corporate management, debt advisory, M&A and fund management

Katherine Ireland

Katherine Ireland

Associated Partner

Ireland has over 18 years of experience in private equity, venture investing and strategic advisory roles at elite firms like Goldman Sachs,

Moshfeque Rizvi

Moshfeque Rizvi

Partner

Rizvi is a Partner with 20 years of experience in macro fiscal policy, government advisory, public-private partnerships (PPPs), tax advisory and investments

Rob Rijnders

Rob Rijnders

Associated Partner

A Netherlands-based executive with 18 years of management, investment and international business experience at blue-chip multinationals like PepsiCo

John Layburn

John Layburn

Associated Partner

Layburn has 25 years of investments, venture capital and financial services experience with a focus on aquaculture, agriculture

John Yip

John Yip

Associated Partner

Yip leverages 30 years of transaction experience in M&A advisory, financing, bonds issuances and sukuk across Southeast Asia

Paul Routledge

Paul Routledge

Associated Partner

A distinguished professional in the aviation and real assets sector, Routledge specializes in bridging the gap between the commercial aviation industry and capital providers.

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall

Managing Partner (EME)

Hall is a Partner focused on Europe and the Middle East, with 28 years of experience in private equity, M&A advisory and fund management

William Knight

William Knight

Senior Associated Partner

A British investment veteran with over 35 years of experience spanning project finance, sovereign lending,

Monika Drwila

Monika Drwila

Associated Partner

Monika heads the funds placement team within Potentia and is based in Chicago

Syed Ali Nadir

Syed Ali Nadir

Associated Partner

A seasoned investment banker with 28 years of deal experience across M&A, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital at global firms like Citibank,

Aaron Rai

Aaron Rai

Associated Partner

Rai brings a decade of management and deal experience in private equity and M&A advisory from his tenure at firms like Carillion Private Finance, Equitix Ltd

Deniz Akgul

Deniz Akgul

Associated Partner

A seasoned financial professional with extensive experience in crafting bespoke financing solutions and leading strategic borrower initiatives

Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright

Partner

A seasoned private equity executive with 31 years of experience in fund management, portfolio management and operations across sectors like software

David Creighton

David Creighton

Senior Associated Partner

A Canadian national with 27 years of experience in private equity, investments and emerging markets

James Canning-Cooke

James Canning-Cooke

Associated Partner

A veteran investor with 18 years of diversified experience across private equity, M&A advisory, and fund management roles.

Mark Forsyth

Mark Forsyth

Associated Partner

Forsyth combines 26 years of international business experience with 30 years of finance experience from roles at leading firms like DHL,

Gary Brown

Gary Brown

Associated Partner

A senior international executive with over 30 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

Edwin Khan

Edwin Khan

Associated Partner

Khan has 18 years of investment analysis, policy formulation, business development and strategic planning experience from roles at energy and engineering

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