Frontiers Capital

Our Team

Gilles Guerrier de Dumast

Founding Partner – Chairman of Frontiers Capital, Frontiers Capital Mongolia, FrontCap Asia and MICC

Founder of Frontiers Capital, Gilles joined Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in October 2005 as Deputy General Manager and Global Head of Coverage and Investment Banking. In that capacity, Gilles was responsible for all Banking, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance operations in the Bank’s 57 countries and 22 French regions (allocation and management of credit, M&A, Equity Capital Markets and Derivatives, Global Loan Syndication, Global Credit Analysis and Islamic Banking…).

Previously Gilles was Special Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry. Gilles spent 18 years in London as head of Corporate Finance France with Deutsche Bank and a member of the European Management Committee; co-head of Credit Suisse First Boston France and member of the bank’s Global Executive Board in New York and head of the European Strategic Derivatives Group at Bankers Trust. Gilles started his career with JP Morgan in Paris and New York.

Gilles has held or currently holds Board positions as a member of the Advisory Boards of Amundi North Asia (Hong Kong) and Amundi South Asia (Singapore), Didier Philippe SA (stockbroker), Bankers Trust (France) SA, Labeyrie SA, Prost Grand Prix SA, Prost Design SA, Calyon Rusbank, Credit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM) and Calyon Saudi Fransi Limited.

Gilles has developed senior relationships in the MEA, the Americas, Asia and Japan, Europe and Central Europe.

Gilles holds a Master in Finance from Sciences Po Paris.

Albert Momdjian

Founding Partner FrontCap Asia, Founder and CEO of Sokotra Capital

Albert Momdjian is a seasoned investment banker with over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, working for various prestigious financial institutions including HSBC, Credit Suisse First Boston and Crédit Agricole CIB. Most recently, Albert spent almost three years with UBS AG, heading up the bank’s Ultra High Net Worth (“UHNW”) and Corporate Advisory Group businesses for the Middle East & Africa (“MEA”) region. In this role, Albert was responsible for a team of over 55 professionals across Zurich, Geneva and the Dubai International Financial Center (“DIFC”) During his career, Albert has advised various blue-chip clients into and out of the MEA region on several landmark transactions and has developed extensive relationships at all levels with government officials, CEOs and CFOs in the region. Albert holds a Master in International Finance, with Honors from the University of Paris Dauphine (France). He isfluent in English, Arabic and French.    

Achit Erdenne Darambazar

Founding Partner – President and CEO of MICC

Achit-Erdene has consistently distinguished himself as a pioneer within the Mongolian financial sector. In 2005, he founded MICC, the first investment bank in Mongolia. Achit-Erdene launched the first bond offerings on the local stock exchange by major Mongolian companies such as MCS and Gobi Corporation.
He has also advised leading Mongolian companies, such as Monnis, Tavan Bogd, Nomin, and Shunkhlai on capital raising and mergers and acquisition transactions. Recently, MICC, led by Achit-Erdene, advised the Mongolian government on the formation and structuring of Erdenes-Tavan Tolgoi in preparation for its immediate privatization and development of the world-class Tavan Tolgoi coking coal deposit. Achit-Erdene has completed dozens of high profile cross border transactions and raised several hundred million dollars for his clients.
Achit-Erdene serves on the board of the Business Council of Mongolia.
Achit holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middleburry College and  Master of International Relations from Columbia University.

Cecilia Barradas

Associate Frontiers Capital, Frontiers Capital Mongolia, FrontCap Asia

Mexican born, Cecilia holds a Double Masters degree in International Economic Development and Economic History by Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Cecilia worked previously at the Mexican Embassy in Brussels in the Economics Department, at the Ministry of Economic Development of the State of Veracruz-Mexico as an adviser to the Minister in themes of international political economy and at the World Heritage Centre-UNESCO.

Jenny Phung

Associate

Jenny Phung received her bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance and International Business from the University of British Columbia, ranked as the 2nd best university in Canada by Times Higher Education World Rankings in 2013. During her studies, she gained numerous international experiences. She went on a student exchange to the prestigious Yonsei University in S. Korea. She did an internship in the largest non-financial banking institution in Vietnam, PetroVietnam Finance Corporation. She also spent nine months in France studying intensive French and business French. Her drive, entrepreneurial attitude, team spirit and international background lead her to Frontiers Capital.Currently at the MBA programme at INSEAD Business School.

Marc Hotimsky

Senior Advisor

Founder of Schroders New Finance Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schroders responsible for its Fund of Hedge Fund business with assets under management of $4.6 billion.

Previously, Marc worked at JP Morgan, Citibank, Bankers Trust and Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was Head of Fixed-Income and Emerging Markets, and a member of the Executive Board of the Group. Marc is an expert in bond trading, sales and origination, high yield debt, emerging markets, foreign exchange and money markets, commodities, real estate finance and fixed income research and he is responsible for the incubation of a family of hedge funds, several of which continue to grow and perform very successfully.

Belgian born, Marc graduated from the Solvay Business School of Brussels.

Alexandre Gelbard

Co- Founder  – Frontiers Capital, CEO- Forward Partners

Co-founder of Frontiers Capital, Alexandre was Special Advisor to the French Minister of Education and Youth and Government Spokesperson; Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Industry and Consumer Affairs, and Chief of Staff of the Government Spokesperson.

Previously, he was Head of Strategy at Crédit Agricole-Corporate and Investment Banking, secretary of the Credit Crisis Committee (at the time of the global financial crisis), the Management Committee and the Investment Committee.

Prior to Crédit Agricole-Corporate and Investment Banking, Alexandre was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Parliament Majority Leader;  Advisor to the French Minister for Budget and State Reform and Government Spokesperson.  Alexandre started his career in a Real Estate Investment Fund in Paris.

Alexandre has been lecturer at the University of Montpellier on Graduate seminars in the Law and Communication Departments. He currently holds board positions at the Fonds pour le Numérique à l’Ecole and the French American Foundation for Education.

Alexandre graduated from both SciencesPo Paris and the University of Paris. He holds a Master in Finance and another in European and International Business Law.

Founder and CEO of Sokotra Capital Ltd (Dubai), Founding Partner and CEO of FrontCap Asia LLC (Hong Kong), CEO of Frontiers Capital LLC (Mongolia), Director MICC LLC, (Mongolia) Dornod Shim Agro LLC (Mongolia)

Seasoned investment banker with over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry, working for various prestigious financial institutions including HSBC, Credit Suisse First Boston and Crédit Agricole CIB. Most recently, Albert spent almost three years with UBS AG, heading up the bank’s Ultra High Net Worth (“UHNW”) and Corporate Advisory Group businesses for the Middle East & Africa (“MEA”) region. In this role, Albert was responsible for a team of over 55 professionals across Zurich, Geneva and the Dubai International Financial Center (“DIFC”) During his career, Albert has advised various blue-chip clients into and out of the MEA region on several landmark transactions and has developed extensive relationships at all levels with government officials, CEOs and CFOs in the region. Albert holds a Master in International Finance, with Honors from the University of Paris Dauphine (France). He isfluent in English, Arabic and French.

Founding Partner, President and CEO of MICC LLC (Mongolia), Founder and CEO of Dornod Shim Agro LLC (Mongolia), Director of Frontiers Capital SAS (France) and FrontCap Asia Ltd (Hong Kong)

Achit-Erdene has consistently distinguished himself as a pioneer within the Mongolian financial sector. In 2005, he founded MICC, the first investment firm in Mongolia. Achit-Erdene launched the first bond offer
ings on the local stock exchange by major Mongolian companies such as MCS and Gobi Corporation. He has also advised leading Mongolian companies, such as Monnis, Tavan Bogd, Nomin, and Shunkhlai on capital raising and mergers and acquisition transactions. Recently, MICC, led by Achit-Erdene, advised the Mongolian government on the formation and structuring of Erdenes-Tavan Tolgoi in preparation for its immediate privatization and development of the world-class Tavan Tolgoi coking coal deposit. Achit-Erdene has completed dozens of high profile cross border transactions and raised several hundred million dollars for his clients.
Achit-Erdene serves on the board of the Business Council of Mongolia. He is fluent in Mongolian, English, and Russian, and proficient in Japanese and Korean.

Director, Direct Investments, Sokotra Capital Ltd (Dubai), Consultant FrontCap Asia Ltd (Hong Kong)

Rami Barazi joined SOKOTRA Capital in April 2014, after having spent over 7 years working in the Middle East & Africa investment banking teams of international financial institutions including UBS AG and Crédit Agricole CIB. During his career, Rami has advised various regional and international clients on both M&A (buy-side and sell-side) and ECM (IPOs and private placement) transactions in a wide range of sectors such as TMT, Mining, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Retail. Rami graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in London and is fluent in English, French as well as being conversationally proficient in Arabic.

Associate, COO, Frontiers Capital SAS (France), Frontiers Capital LLC (Mongolia) and FrontCap Asia Ltd (Hong Kong)

Mexican born, Cecilia holds a Double Masters degree in International Economic Development and Economic History by Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Cecilia worked previously at the Mexican Embassy in Brussels in the Economics Department, at the Ministry of Economic Development of the State of Veracruz-Mexico as an adviser to the Minister in themes of international political economy and at the World Heritage Centre-UNESCO.

Director, Direct Investments, Sokotra Capital Ltd (Dubai), Consultant FrontCap Asia Ltd (Hong Kong)

Pravin Chelluri is an investment banker with over 7 years of experience in advising clients on a broad range of corporate finance transactions in the MEA region. During his career, Pravin has worked in the Middle East offices of various international financial institutions including Crédit Agricole CIB and UBS AG. Pravin has advised clients on both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions as well as Equity Capital Markets (“ECM”) transactions, covering sectors such as Telecoms, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Technology, Power, Oil & Gas and Retail. Pravin holds a BS (Hons) in Finance from the American University of Sharjah. He is fluent in English, Hindi and conversationally proficient in Telugu.

Direct Investments, Sokotra Capital Ltd (Dubai), Consultant FrontCap Asia Ltd (Hong Kong)

George Ashkar has previous experience in the wealth management division at UBS AG where he worked within the UHNW segment servicing the Middle East & North Africa (“MENA”) region. Having spent many years living in Nigeria, George has acquired comprehensive knowledge, both economically and politically, and has established an extensive network within the West Africa region. George holds a BSc in Economics from the American University of Beirut. He is fluent in English, French, Nigerian colloquial English (Nigerian Pidgin) and proficient in Arabic.

Senior Advisor Frontiers Capital SAS (France) and Frontiers Capital LLC (Mongolia)

Alexandre is the Chairman and CEO of Forward SAS and the co-founder of Frontiers Capital in France and Mongolia.

Alexandre was Special Advisor to the French Minister of Education and Youth and Government Spokesperson; Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Industry and Consumer Affairs, and Chief of Staff of the Government Spokesperson.

Previously, he was Head of Strategy at Crédit Agricole-Corporate and Investment Banking, secretary of the Credit Crisis Committee (at the time of the global financial crisis), the Management Committee and the Investment Committee.

Prior to Crédit Agricole-Corporate and Investment Banking, Alexandre was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Parliament Majority Leader; Advisor to the French Minister for Budget and State Reform and Government Spokesperson. Alexandre started his career in a Real Estate Investment Fund in Paris.

Alexandre has been lecturer at the University of Montpellier on Graduate seminars in the Law and Communication Departments. He currently holds board positions at the Fonds pour le Numérique à l’Ecole and the French American Foundation for Education.

Alexandre graduated from both SciencesPo Paris and the University of Paris. He holds a Master in Finance and another in European and International Business Law.

Senior Advisor Frontiers Capital SAS (France)

Founder of Schroders New Finance Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schroders responsible for its Fund of Hedge Fund business with assets under management of $4.6 billion.

Previously, Marc worked at JP Morgan, Citibank, Bankers Trust and Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was Head of Fixed-Income and Emerging Markets, and a member of the Executive Board of the Group. Marc is an expert in bond trading, sales and origination, high yield debt, emerging markets, foreign exchange and money markets, commodities, real estate finance and fixed income research and he is responsible for the incubation of a family of hedge funds, several of which continue to grow and perform very successfully.

Belgian born, Marc graduated from the Solvay Business School of Brussels.