TEAM

The teams skill set reflects over 150 years of combined experience in financing and advisory, principally in the commodities and renewables sectors across the globe. By bringing together a specialist but diverse group, Qbera is able to offer its clients, both Corporates and Investors, best in class services and solutions.

Investment Advisory Team

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ALI SHAFQAT

FOUNDER AND CHIEF

INVESTMENT OFFICER

Ali founded Qbera Capital in 2017 having worked 19 years in Banking and Financial Services, primarily with HSBC and KPMG.

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AMITJI ODEDRA

DIRECTOR

Amitji joined Qbera Capital from HSBC, bringing significant experience in Commodities, Structured Trade Finance and Portfolio Management.

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RICARDO MARTINEZ 

DIRECTOR

Ricardo joined Qbera Capital after working for over 5 years in the Banking and Financial Services, primarily with HSBC and Banco Venezolano de Credito.

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ALEX NORTON

ASSOCIATE

Alex joined Qbera Capital as an Investment Analyst in 2018.

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EDMUNDO CHISSUNGO 

ASSOCIATE

Edmundo is an experienced deal maker with structuring and execution experience across Africa.

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JOSH VICARY

ANALYST

Josh joined Qbera Capital in the summer of 2019, having previously worked in LGT and Invesco Asset Management

Risk & Operations

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AIDAN APPLEGARTH

CHIEF OPERATIONS & RISK OFFICER

Aidan brings 40 years of international commercial finance experience and acts as Chief Operations & Risk Officer to embed the risk management framework and policies he has established.

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NEIL TUCKWELL

RISK & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Neil has held Trade Finance Management roles at soft commodity trading companies and commodity finance providers during his 30+ year career.

Advisors

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CHARLIE LAUGHTON-SCOTT

SENIOR ADVISOR

Charlie joined Qbera in 2018, bringing over 40 years of experience in banking and finance, having previously Global Head Corporate and Institutional Banking and Deputy Head of Global Banking at HSBC.

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HELOISA SLAV

SENIOR ADVISOR

Heloisa joined Qbera as a Non-Executive Senior Advisor in 2020, bringing 20 years of experience as an attorney focused on the trade and commodity finance industry.

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JEAN-FRANCOIS LAMBERT

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Jean-Francois brings a wealth of experience drawn upon his 35 years in the trade and commodity finance industry.

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ARI-PEKKA HILDÉN

SENIOR ADVISOR

Ari-Pekka joined Qbera as a Senior Advisor in 2020, bringing 30+ years of experience in asset management, including emerging markets investing.