Who we are

Who we are

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Sadiq Razak

Co-Founder & Partner

Sadiq Razak has been in financial services since 1994. He has worked at Bear Stearns, ING Bank, Naeem Holdings and Wood & Company.

Sadiq held the roles of Head of Trading, Co-Head of Equities and MLRO. He has extensive experience with equities and fixed income and has built businesses in London, Istanbul and Dubai. During his career, Sadiq has overseen 50 plus deals across CEE, Turkey and the MENA region.

In addition to financial services, Sadiq has been an investor and manager of both residential and commercial property for over two decades. He holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

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Jennifer Ewing

Co-Founder & Partner

Jennifer Ewing has almost 20 years of experience in international financial markets covering institutional investors in the US, UK and Europe.  Her area of expertise is in Emerging and Frontier Capital Markets Sales, Trading and Deal Placement.

She has worked in both New York and London for investment banks ING Bank, Dresdner Bank and Wood & Company. She has helped numerous international companies during the IPO listing and placement process in Emerging Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Jennifer has spent the last several years at Razlin working with smaller and start-up businesses assisting them with their growth needs. Her focus at Razlin is to continue to build the bridge between the world of traditional finance and the world of emerging digital assets. 

As well as working in financial markets, Jennifer has done extensive volunteering for Animal Assisted Therapy, Dress for Success and Age UK Kensington & Chelsea. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Communication from The University of Arizona.

Hemant Thanawala

Head of Corporate Finance 

Hemant Thanawala is a UK Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of professional and commercial experience, qualifying with KMG Thomson McLintock (now KPMG). Hemant brings extensive deal-making, financial management & reporting, stock exchange and corporate governance experience.

He successfully founded, listed and served on the boards of two AIM listed companies – Nautical Petroleum Plc and Quadrise Fuels International Plc. Hemant has also served as CFO of two private Swiss-based energy trading and investment companies – Masefield AG and International Energy Group AG. Over the last 4 years, he has been actively involved in corporate finance, advising and assisting a range of clients from various sectors on listings as well as equity & debt fundraisings through his extensive knowledge and network.

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Ipek de Vilder

Head of Private Markets 

Ipek has had an extensive career in the financial markets. Her focus is deal making and private markets. 

After beginning her career in Equity Research and Strategy at Societe General, Ipek transitioned to Emerging Market Equity Sales. She spent over 15 years combined  at Deutsche Bank and Auerbach Grayson.  Her clients consisted of UK and European investors.

More recently Ipek has moved in the private market space where she is known as a go-to person because of her vast network.

Ipek holds an MBA. She has been a Governor and Trustee to several charities and has also held non-executive director roles, mainly within the education sector. Most recently Ipek completed a Private Markets Investments Programme course at University of Oxford.