Team

Harri Romppanen

Senior Advisor

Based in Helsinki, Harri has over 15 years of experience in various management roles in international business, financial services and real estate. Currently Harri is working as Managing Partner in SijoittajaPRO Real Estate focusing on investments in real estate. Previously he has been working in industry and involved in various projects within finance, public listing(s) and investments. Harri holds M.Sc in Technology from Aalto University.

Ben Pais

Partner

Based in Amsterdam, Ben has more than 25 years of experience in Asset and Wealth Management as well as in Private Equity. Ben had previously worked with companies such as Prudential, ING and Merrill Lynch. Over the years, he had successfully developed an extensive network of investors, consisting of Ultra High Networth Individuals, Family Offices and Institutions across Europe.

Jukka Koski

Senior Partner

Based in Helsinki, Jukka has 20 years of experience in corporate finance, venture capital and private equity. Previously, he worked as a Senior Partner with European Capital Advisors. Earlier, he held various management positions in European technology companies and has been involved in various projects providing expertise on strategy, M&A and public listings.

Jyrki Soininen

Partner

Based in Helsinki, Jyrki has worked in the finance industry since 2002. His background includes Sampo Group’s life insurance arm Mandatum as an investment manager, Sampo Bank and OP Financial Group in various investment management and capital markets positions. His educational background includes University of Jyväskylä, Maastrict University and has also internationally acclaimed CFA Level I exam.

Peter Jädersten

Managing Partner and Founder

Based in Abu Dhabi, Paris and São Paulo, Peter established Jade Advisors in 2005. He has 25 years of experience in international fundraising and business development. Previously he was responsible for fundraising and international business development for INSEAD. He was also an advisor to Cambridge University, Cornell University and Booz & Company.

Eero Pulkkinen

Senior Advisor

Based in Helsinki, Eero has 10 years of experience in finance, real estate and corporate advisory. His background includes working as a Client Executive at Collector Bank and as a Senior Associate at Valor Partners. Prior to that, he worked as an Account Director in construction industry. Eero holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Aalto University.

Rubens Giannella

Partner

Based in São Paulo, Rubens has broad management over 25 years of experience involving finance, project management and business development. He served as a managing director for Brazil based company for nine years and nine years with Wal-Mart. His background include M&A experience with an extensive investor network in Brazil. A few years back he started to raise capital for US real estate development projects.

Rupert Bowen-Jones

Partner

Based in London, Rupert has over 18 years real estate experience in London and Abu Dhabi. Before joining Jade Advisors he spent 7 years with CBRE in Abu Dhabi interfacing with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices and Investment Managers in the Middle East. He started his career at niche City agency, Hexell Wylie.

Turo Levänen

Senior Partner

Based in Helsinki, Turo has 25 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance. Previously, he owned and managed an European private equity fund-of-funds with an AUM of EUR 1 bn. He also held senior management positions in Finnish government private equity funds – Finnish Industrial Investments and Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA).

Siddharth Hingorani

Managing Director

Siddharth is a current MBA student at INSEAD, France. Previously based in New York, Sid has over 8 years of experience in Internal Audit and Financial Services. Having worked at EY, PwC, JPMorgan Chase, Sid has performed numerous audits and process optimizations for clients ranging across multiple industries. Sid also has experience in advising on internal strategy for various operational improvements .

Bilal Bitar

Managing Director

Based in Paris, Bilal is an ex-investment banker with experience in transaction advisory in the Middle East. Before joining Jade Advisors he spent 5 years between Beirut and Dubai advising midcaps on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising through debt or equity. His experience covers deal origination, transaction structuring and placement of investment opportunities in Europe, Middle East and Africa .

Amim Shafiq

Managing Director

Based in France, UK and Pakistan, Amim is actively involved in advising and fund placement activities in Europe and Middle East. Amim also manages his family office which helps him appreciate investor dynamics. During his career Amim has had experience as an Auditor and later Consultant at Grant Thornton UK and State Street, with a focus towards private equity and financial services. Amim is currently pursuing an MBA from INSEAD.