About The Emirates Capital

About Our Business

Emirates Capital is a financial service provider in Investment Management and Corporate Finance. Emirates Capital is headquartered in Dubai and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

Our Team

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Erik Essiger

Chairman & CEO


Mr. Essiger has over 30 years experience in corporate finance, strategy development and restructuring projects across a wide variety of sectors, including industrial, business services, retail and consumer goods.


Prior to founding Emirates Capital, Mr. Essiger founded SCP SWISS CAPITAL-PARTNERS AG, a corporate finance boutique in Switzerland, which has since been integrated into Emirates Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Essiger was Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Transaction Services Strategy Group in Frankfurt, focusing on commercial due diligence, strategy consulting and lead advisory. He acted as Board member of a venture capital company and as Managing Director of a number of corporates. Mr. Essiger has extensive international experience in Germany, Russia, Hong Kong and Switzerland and was previously a member of the German-Russian co-operation council.


Mr. Essiger received his MBA in Business Administration from J.W.-Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.


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GREGORY PRITCHARD

Chief Financial Officer


Mr Pritchard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with a predecessor firm of Ernst & Young in 1982. He subsequently worked in the accounting profession in South Africa, with a predecessor firm of KPMG, and in London, with a predecessor firm of BDO Stoy Hayward. He has worked in industry and, more recently, since 2000, in The City of London.


Mr Pritchard received a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Salford, UK.


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Cambis Tadjadod

Board Member


Mr. Tadjadod, along with acting as a Board Member for The Emirates Capital Limited, he is currently a Managing Director of Pars Int. Pharmaceutical GmbH in Munich, Germany and AGT Trading LLC in Dubai, UAE. Prior to that, he was the Director of a commercial bank in the Middle East with branches in London and Hamburg. He was also the Vice President in the Foreign Department and the Member of the Executive Board of Directors, at the same bank. He also has experience in asset management for high net-worth customers. Mr. Tadjadod has received his MBA in Business administration and Banking Economics from University of Munich, Germany.

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FELIX SIMON

GENERAL COUNSEL


Mr. Simon has over 10 years of in-depth experience in providing legal advice and guidance across the entire spectrum of general corporate matters and corporate finance, spanning various jurisdictions in MENA, Asia, and Europe.


Prior to joining The Emirates Capital, Mr. Simon was advising Family Offices as General Counsel on corporate matters, various types of investments and complex corporate finance transactions.


Prior to that, he was Registrar at the International Companies Department of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) and was working as Associate Director at a Hong Kong based Boutique Investment House, specialized in corporate advice, corporate finance, as well as providing investment advice to Family Offices. Mr. Simon holds a German law degree and is a certified Trust and Estate Practitioner.


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SIMON TEMPLE

Compliance Officer


Simon has over 25 years experience in financial markets regulation, corporate governance and complex financial crime investigation. Before moving to the UAE in 2015, Simon was a senior manager with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission where he was responsible for a range of major investigations and related litigation arising from corporate governance and compliance failures.


During his career, Simon has advised on matters relating to financial services regulation, corporate governance, financial crime, Compliance, Risk management, Anti-money laundering, foreign bribery, Cyber-crime, and Capital markets as well as Civil, administrative and criminal law. He also has experience in developing and implementing strategic business plans, operational policies and procedures and training programs.


Simon holds a Diploma in Financial Markets (Securities Institute of Australia) and a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Melbourne Business School - Mt Eliza Executive Education). He is also a qualified member of the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).


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Oksana Maksymchenko

Financial Analyst


Oksana Maksymchenko has finished her Master's in International economics and Bachelor's in Economics and Business studies from Donetsk National University. She has over 8 years of banking experience in Corporate Finance, Transactional services, Exchange Control, Loans from Non-Residents, Analysis, Control and Reports. Ms. Maksymchenko has experience in strategic planning and project management. She took part in project PJSC-the first Ukrainian International Bank's merger with PJSC DONGORBANK,one of the most significant M&A transactions in Ukraine's banking system.


She joined Emirates Capital in 2015 and since then has been involved in various Projects and advisory transactions.


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