London-based Euromax Capital, a emerging markets focused investment bank, has appointed Juan Villalonga and Koosum P Kalyan, as two new directors of the company.
“Juan’s appointment will enable us to further deepen our global M&A footprint—particularly into Spain, Portugal and Latin America, while Koosum’s vast experience and positioning in Africa will substantially strengthen the Euromax thrust on and belief in Africa being the next frontier, ” said Darshan Desai, Co Founder & Managing Partner of Euromax Capital.
Villalonga was instrumental in building Telefonica of Spain, and also sits on the boards of multinationals like Espirito Santo Financial Group, Portugal, Telekom Malaysia International Bhd, Malaysia and TeleKom Group, USA.
Kalyan is an expert on oil & gas and is an advisor to the South African Government on State Owned Enterprises in Africa and was a member of President Mbeki’s Steering Committee on Scenarios for South Africa. She is also the Chairperson of Kgontsi Holdings and Edgo Merap, and sits on boards of various companies including MTN.
Euromax’s Indian clientele include Tatas, Jindals, Essar and liquor baron Vijay Mallaya promoted UB group. Others like Hnduja and British Airways are its international clientele.