speakers


Peter Fuhrman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, China First Capital


Peter Fuhrman is Chairman & CEO at China First Capital, a Greater China-focused international investment bank and principal investment firm headquartered in Shenzhen. Founded a decade ago, China First Capital advises and invests alongside a distinguished group of clients, including industry leaders in China, both private sector companies and SOEs, financial sponsors, as well as global Fortune 500 companies expanding in China. China First Capital is active in M&A (cross-border and China domestic) as well as cross-border buyout, tech and aviation venture projects, both as banker and investor.
 
Peter's insights and analysis on China, its economy, capital markets and investing roller-coaster are often published in international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asian Review. His Chinese-language articles also appear in Caijing (财经), one of the country’s leading business publications. He has guest-lectured on China’s economy and investment environment at the University of Michigan Ross Business Schools to the global alumni of Harvard Business School.
 
Born and raised in New York, Peter first came to China in 1981, part of the first intake of American postgraduate students.  He later completed his Masters Degree at Cambridge University and worked in Europe for a decade before returning to the US as CEO of a California venture capital company.  He switched from venture investor to operating executive, first as CEO of an entertainment finance company during its IPO process and then as founder and CEO of a California enterprise security software company. He relishes the experience of living and working in China, as well as the chance to share opinions and outlook with HBS alumni. Hobbies: collecting Tibetan and Chinese antiques, cooking and eating.
 
Peter would be delighted to stay in touch, answer questions or exchange views on China. To contact Peter and receive the company’s reports and commentaries please send email to: peter@chinafirstcapital.com
 

Adel Mardini

CEO & President of Jetex Flight Support


Adria Canals-Macia

Associate Director Business Investor Advisory, ARUP


Alexander Nase

Managing Director of FEV Consulting


Anup Prabhakaran Nair

Chief Flight Instructor of Fujairah Aviation Academy


Arthur Léopold-Léger

Co-founder of Elixir Aircraft


Colm Moran

Founder and Chief Executive of DAA International


Dr. Fethi Chebil

Airport PPP Expert


Eddy Pieniazek

Head of Advisory- ISHKA


Engr. Alaa Samman

Head of GACA’s Privatization & Investments


Evgeni Borisov

CEO - Vimana Global Inc


Farrell Sheridan

Head of Strategic Development- Registration Authority- Abu Dhabi Global Market


Gregor Grandl

Senior Partner- Porsche Consulting GmbH


Andrea Petti

Managing Director of PTV Group


Andreas Raptopoulos

Founder & CEO of Matternet Inc.


Capt Martin F Mahoney

Senior Vice President Flight Training- Emirates Airlines


Hugo Espirito Santo

Partner in the Lisbon office of McKinsey & Company


Dr. Mark J. Pierotti

Director of Commercial International, Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA)


Hussein Dabbas

General Manager of Embraer- Special Projects Middle East & Africa


Jamal Saif Al Jarwan

Secretary-General of the UAE International Investors Council


Lee Lawrence

Chief Investment Officer at Tarabot Investment & Development Co.


Lorenzo Di Loreto

Vice President Sales and Marketing at Munich Airport International


Matt Knapp

Aircraft CTO at Zunum Aero


Michael Wette

Partner in Transportation and Services practice


Paul Dunne

Director of ARUP Multidisciplinary Engineering Team


Pierre Hugues

Chief Commercial Officer at Vinci Airports


Rob Watts

CEO & VP, Financial Solutions of Aerotask


Peter Fuhrman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, China First Capital


Rolando Corradini

Sales Director of Embraer


Rupen S. Philloura

CEO of Airport Groupe


Seyed Mohseni

CEO, Samad Aerospace Limited


Kjeld Binger

CEO, Airport International Group


Jacques Khoriaty

Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director, EGIS


Mike Mancini

Chief Financial Officer, AERION


Vasgen Edwards

Managing Director, Middle East, Africa & Southeast Asia, Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC)


Dan Wong

Deputy Head of Department - Transport Studies at Modern College of Business and Science, Sultanate of Oman


Pedro Neves

Leader of the United Nations Task Force for Public-Private Partnerships, United Nations


Dr. Mirjam Wiedemann, PhD

Managing Director, WiedemannConsultants GmbH


Tiago Lopes

Senior Engineer Aviation Infrastructures Transactions, European Investment Bank (EIB)


Peter Morris

Chief Economist, Flight Ascend Consultancy


Paul Jebely

Managing Partner (HK) & Co-Chair of Asset Finance Managing Partner (HK) & Co-Chair of Asset Finance, Pillsbury Winthrop Hong Kong


Luciano Belviso

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Blackshape


Vik Kachoria

President & CEO of Spike Aerospace, Inc.


Ziad Hayek

Secretary General of Republic of Lebanon, High Council for Privatization and PPP


Ziad Faisal Al Hazmi

CEO of Lufthansa Technik Middle East 





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