A team of dedicated professionals with multicultural backgrounds and proven track records.

Executive Board

MARIO DIEL
Founding Partner & Chairman

Driven to lead IKAR into the new future of entrepreneurship.

HOWARD BEASEY
Founding Partner & President

A former US Marine and international business executive injecting his military leadership skills and mission-based commitment into the IKAR world.

SINA AFRA
Partner & Board of Directors

Selected by Wired Magazine as “One of the Top 100 Most Influential Tech People in the World.”

 

ANTON PIËCH 
Partner & Board of Directors 

Chairman of the Board at Piëch Holding AG.

GARY WOOLF
Chief Global Officer

Global entrepreneur. Former CEO & Owner of one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment representation & marketing firms.

WOLF HISSERICH
CEO IKAR Tech Group

Global executive and co-founder of various tech startups (Deutsche Telekom, Qwant, ThyssenKrupp).

LAWRENCE DU PRE
CEO IKAR Sports & Entertainment Group

Marketing & comms professional with 30+ years of leadership roles in leading agencies.

ANDREW TUMILOWICZ
CEO IKAR Real Assets Group

Global finance executive having managed multi-billion-dollar funds and portfolios.

STEVE WILLIAMS
CEO IDESUS Group

Former European & Middle East President of Lockheed Martin.

MATTHEW BRYZA
CEO IKAR Energy Group

Former US Ambassador and  White House National security council Regional Director

JOE DIPASQUALE
Chairman IKAR Global Capital

CEO and Founder BitBull Capital. Leading Expert and Investor in Blockchain and Crypto

TOM FIDEL
Chief Human Officer

Former US Marine. Specializes in human intelligence and psychological profiling.

AARUNI KUMAR
Secretary General

LAILA NASR
Executive Assistant

Global Advisory Board

KURT VOLKER
Chairman IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former US Ambassador to NATO; Founding Director McCain Institute.

MICHAEL SPINDELEGGER
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former Austrian Vice-Chancellor, Foreign Minister and Finance Minister.

PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE
IKAR Global Advisory Board

First woman to win an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the  technology sector

CEO and Co-Founder of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp.

MEHMET SIMSEK
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former Turkish Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance & Economics. 

CEFI J. KAMHI
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Deputy Chairman of the European Jewish Parliament.

ULRICH BRECHBUHL
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former Under Secretary & Counselor of the United States, Department of State.

JOSEPH WHITLOCK
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former US Army 2-Star Major General & Former Deputy Director of Global Policy for the Office of Joints Chiefs of Staff.

S. SITA SONTY
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Aerospace Executive, US Diplomat, & Trusted Negotiator.  Former Head of Global Space Flight, SpaceX.

TAMAS FELLEGI
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former Minister of National Development of Hungary; Chairman of EuroAtlantic Group.

ROMAN VIKTOROV
IKAR Global Advisory Board

CISCO, CFO Americas.

KEITH THURGOOD
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former 2 Star General. Legendary strategy and logistics visionary in both military and corporate world.

ELEIZER “MOODI” SANDBERG
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former Technology and National Development Minister of Israel, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.

DR. CAROLE NAKHLE
IKAR Global Advisory Board

CEO Crystol Energy, Regarded as one of the top female global energy leaders.

JOELLE WYSER-PRATTE
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Managing Partner at OCP Capital, LLC.

ROBERT DANNENBERG
IKAR Global Advisory Board

Former MD of Global Security for Goldman Sachs and CIA Chief of Operations for Counter-Terrorism Center.

IKAR Family

ULF GARTZKE
IKAR Tech Advisory Board Member

CEO at Brianloop; Managing Partner, Spitzberg Partners

DR. REINHARD DETHLOFF
COO IKAR Tech

Former Vice President, Aurelius Capital

DIRK BURMANN
CFO Nexx5

Finance professional with senior experience at KPMG, HGA Capital and Comdirect Bank

DARKO PERIC
COO Nexx5

Former Vice President, Canadian Solar Fund

BARIS OZISTEK
IKAR Family

Chairman of Netmarble EMEA; Board Member Boğaziçi Ventures

DIDEM ALTOP
IKAR Tech Director of Business Development

Former Co-founder and MD of Endeavor Turkey

SHAHAL KHAN
IKAR Real Assets Advisory Board

Chairman of Trinity Hospitality

ERRAN PERSLEY
IKAR Family

Former Kentucky Commissioner for Business Development

AZIZ SIPAHI
IDESUS Family

Former General Manager, Ayesas and Vestel Defense, Turkey

ANDREA GRAESER
IKAR Family

Owner Graeser Real Estate

DC BECKER
IKAR Real Assets Advisory Board

Principal at Titan of New York

ALAN BEASEY
COO IKAR Real Assets

20 years of experience in hospitality and RE ventures

MARIANNA SILVA
IKAR Real Assets Advisory Board

Inter-American Development Bank, infrastructure & sustainable finance specialist

HASAN CALISLAR
IKAR Family

Owner, Erginoglu & Calislar

SINEM ALTINEL
IKAR Real Assets Advisory Board

Owner Altinel Hotel Group

ZURAB GOZALISHVILI
IKAR Family

Former Board Member, Georgian Industrial Group

ALEXEY BOTVINOV
IKAR Sports and Entertainment Advisory Board

The most famous Ukrainian pianist and world-renowned Rachmaninoff specialist

President and Founder Odessa Classic Festival

LISA MORRIS
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board

President, Road Concierge

JAMES OWEN ROBERTS
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board

2 x Paralympian, Beijing and London. Entrepreneur, TEDx speaker

ALEX HORNE
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board

Former CEO English Premier League

NOAH CROOM
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board

Former Counsel, NBA & Former Assistant General Manager of the NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves.

JEFF BONE
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Director of Business Development

Co-Founder & Partner, Concinnity

MORGAN WOOLF
Secretary General, IKAR Governance and Investment Committee

CEO & Co-Founder InSchoolbus 

CHRIS UNGER
IKAR Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board

Former Head of FIFA World Cup Office, 2007-2020

YURI KOSHKIN
Chairman IDESUS Group

President of Trident Group LLC

PAOLO LEZZI
Chief Security Officer IDESUS Group

Founder and CEO of InTheCyber Group

SANI TIRYAKI
IDESUS Family

Managing Director, MFT Energy Group

MELIH AKGUNGOR
IDESUS LLP Partner

Former Head Protocol Officer, Istanbul Governor

RAINER SCHORR  
IKAR Family

Former CEO Bayer International