Emerging Leaders Awards - EMEA 2017

Wed Sep 13, 2017
18:30 - 00:00
Andaz Liverpool Street, 40 Liverpool St, London, EC2M 7QN

The M&A Advisor, in partnership with Shard Financial Media are hosting the 2nd Emerging Leaders Awards – EMEA, supported by ACG.


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The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created the Emerging Leaders Awards recognition programme in the US in 2010 to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of our industry.


Seven years on, and The M&A Advisor, in partnership with Shard Media Group are hosting the 2nd Emerging Leaders Awards – EMEA.


Entries have now closed but if you have any questions about your entries, the entry process or about the awards itself, please contact our awards specialist Clara Barros.


Shard Financial Media, owner of Credit Strategy, entered into a joint venture with The M&A Advisor in 2016 to continue its expansion into the EMEA region.


The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organisation recognising excellence thought leadership and facilitating connections among the world’s leading deal making professionals.

2017 Judges announced View All

2017 Judges announced

Ian Jamieson

Chief Executive
Jamieson Corporate Finance

Luke Broadhurst

Managing Director
Shard Media Group

Alastair Stewart

Managing Director
etc venues

Robin Johnson

Eversheds Sutherland


Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Awards!

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Ahmed Al Balooshi Senior Advisor BDA Partners
Anastasia Putilova Partner White & Case LLC
Andreas Kumeth Principal PAI Partners
Daniel Garlipp Partner CatCap GmbH
David Scrivener Partner and Head of Corporate Finance Ensors Chartered Accountants
Edward Ransome Investment Director Endless
Harry Kalmanowicz Director Lincoln International
Hendrik Becker Managing Director Ludwig & Co.
Ian Wallace Partner White & Case
James Nichols Director DC Advisory
Marcus Allchurch Partner Acuity Advisors LLP
Marko Ketler Partner Karanović & Nikolić
Micheal Akampa Partner & Co-founder Traction Capital Group
Nikolay Feoktistov Partner White & Case LLC
Oliver Vaughan Director GCA Altium
Paul-Armand NGASSA Director Mediterrania Capital Partners
Peter Augar Vice-president of M&A Baird Europe
Roee Eizenman Chief Executive Officer Migdal Capital Markets
Severin Matten Senior Associate 3i Deutschland
Troy Harris-Speid Investment Director Lloyds Development Capital
Zishaan Arshad Assistant Director Oakley Advisory Limited

Legal Professional
Full name Job title Company
Belinda Mancktelow Corporate Counsel Allen & Overy
Emma Parr Partner White & Case
Isa Alade Partner Banwo & Ighodalo
Jarlath Pratt Assistant General Counsel GIC
Johan Steen Partner White & Case
John Paul Preston Chief Operating Officer Gresham House
Luke Harrison Partner Debenhams Ottaway
Rastko Petaković Managing Partner Karanović & Nikolić
Rebecca L. Emory Partner White & Case
Rishi Malliwal Managing Partner MHS Sprecher Grier
Selina Matharu Legal Counsel GKN plc
Yoko Takagi Partner White & Case

Service Professional
Full name Job title Company
Adrian Cioroianu Trainer Executive ACKNOWLEDGE
Alexandre Grellier Chief Executive Officer Drooms
Angus Marshall Head of M&A, UK AIG Europe Limited
Dhruv Sarda Managing Director Alvarez & Marsal
Gabriella Serres Head of Credit Research / Credit Analyst Aurel BGC
Ian Fergusson Managing Partner J&E Shepherd Chartered Surveyors
Kaeleen Brown Equity analysis - Retail Standard Bank
Stanislav Bozhenko, Ph.D Head of Fixed Income Research Otkritie Capital
Tom Holt Chief Executive Officer Pragma Consulting
Yann Cotte Chief Executive Officer & Co-funder Nanolive

Marketing, Communication and Business Development Professional
Full name Job title Company
Jackie Fast Founder Slingshot Sponsorship
Natasha Eden Director of Marketing Clearwater International
Stephanie Fraser Marketing Consultant Mandalay Marketing
Timo Nurmi Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder / Vapa Impact Vapa Media Oy

Corporate Development Executive
Full name Job title Company
Andrew Hampshire Chief Technology Officer Gresham House
Daniil Kozlov Director of Business Development Global Venture Alliance
Gusten Danielsson Chief Financial Officer Cellink
Mikhail Kuznetsov Chief Executive Officer Topcompetence


Click here to view our past Emerging Leaders Award winners


Previous Winners

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Investing in Emerging Leaders Awards is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of your brand in front of a discerning audience.


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Reasons to sponsor the awards:

  • Generate new leads and business within the industry through excellent networking opportunities
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Influence key contacts
  • Meet new prospects
  • Demonstrate services and products to potential purchasers from across the industry

To sponsor please contact Ben today on 020 7940 4803 or email him here to discuss the opportunities with this niche audience.


Sponsor enquiry

Event supporter

Taylor Wessing

Charity sponsor

Healing Venezuela

Why sponsor?

5 key reasons why you can’t afford to miss out!

  1. Gain significant brand exposure pre- and post-event through our extensive marketing coverage
  2. Make direct contact with new prospects
  3. Establish your presence in the market, or consolidate your position as a leading provider
  4. Strengthen existing business relationships by catching up with your contacts face-to-face
  5. Sponsor with confidence; Credit Strategy has over 17 years’ experience in running conferences for the credit market


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The Forum

The Emerging Leaders Forum is the only forum dedicated to the future decision makers and those who’ll be the driving force of change for years to come within the private equity region in EMEA.

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Emerging Leaders Forum - EMEA

You will have a chance to meet the brightest and best dealmakers, legal experts, banking professionals and the future private equity decision makers.


Industry veterans and senior executives will be sharing war stories and case studies around:

  • Excelling in M&A
  • Becoming a Leader
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The 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders Awards - EMEA, will celebrate the accomplishments of M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals, whose significant level of success while still under the age of  40, establishes them as the industry’s emerging leaders.


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The 2017 awards programme will feature winners in each of the following five categories:

  1. Dealmaker

  1. Legal Professional

  1. Service Professional

  1. Marketing, Communication and Business Development Professional

  1. Corporate Development Executive

The judges will be looking for evidence in all of the below areas:

  1. Nominee’s career accomplishments
  2. Nominee’s professional expertise
  3. Nominee’s community and/or charitable activity
  4. Nominee’s unique circumstances

Professionals born after June 1977 and are active in the M&A, Financing or Turnaround industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa were eligible to enter.


Entries have now closed but if you have any questions about your nominations, the entry process or about the awards itself, please contact our awards specialist Clara Barros.




An independent committee of M&A, Financing and Turnaround industry business leaders will judge all nominations. These judges will evaluate the nominees’ career accomplishments and professional expertise. Consideration will also be given to community service, philanthropic endeavours and any unique circumstances.

Judging criteria:

  • Nominee’s career accomplishments - 40% of score
  • Nominee’s professional expertise – 30% of score
  • Nominee’s community and/or charitable activity – 20% of score
  • Nominee’s unique circumstances – 10% of score


The M&A Advisor and its independent judges will maintain the strictest confidentiality possible for all sensitive details provided. Nomination forms will not be publicised. Upon the selection of award winners, only the candidates’ names, titles, firm name, photograph and submitted biography will be publicised.


Previous winners


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Want to know more about the awards or wish to book? Simply give us a call.


020 7940 4835


Or, click the book now button below and a member of the booking team will be in touch within 24 hours.


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Price quoted will be granted to those on the Priority Wait list until 28 August

Full table

£3395 + VAT

Half table

£1,795 + VAT

Two tickets

£795 + VAT



EARLY REGISTRATION – until 28 August

Full table

£4,295 + VAT

Half table

£2,295 + VAT

Two tickets

£995 + VAT



STANDARD REGISTRATION – until 13 September

Full table

£5,095 + VAT

Half table

£2,695 + VAT

Two tickets

£1195 + VAT

Order of Ceremonies

7.00pm Drinks reception

7.30pm Call to dinner

7.45pm Welcome address from:
Luke Broadhurst, Managing Director of Credit Strategy
David Fergusson, Chief Executive Officer, The M&A Advisor
Richard Shaw, Chair, ACG


8.00pm Charity speech from Healing Venezuela

8.05pm Dinner

9.50pm Awards presentation by our host Bonita Norris

10.30pm After party


00.00am Carriages



Dress code: black tie


Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN


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