Board of Directors
John Booth is the Non-Executive Chairman of iAM Capital. He also chairs Maintel Holdings plc and serves as a non-executive director for a number of public and private companies, and is actively involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives.
He began his financial career at Merrill Lynch and has since held senior positions at Hutton International Associates, Prudential Securities, and Bankers Trust. John co-founded Link Group, serving as Chairman until its sale to ICAP in 2008. John is the current Chair of the National Gallery’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Prince’s Trust.
Founder & CEO
Emanuel Arbib is the CEO of iAM Capital and the Founder and Executive Chairman of iAM Invest Ltd, the FCA Regulated investment manager of iAM Capital’s funds, with over 25 years of experience in real estate investing, finance, and banking.
Previously, he was a Director at Capital Management Ltd, a family office specializing in real estate, alternative investments, and fixed income. He was also a Director of the Trident Rowan Group Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company that controlled Moto Guzzi, the Italian motorbike manufacturer.
Daniel Baron is a Director of iAM Invest Ltd. His experience includes corporate transactions, public and private securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund representation, commercial agreements, and venture capital.
Previously, Daniel served as Counsel for Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates and before that, was an Associate at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.
Daniel holds a juris doctor degree from New York University School of Law.
Detlef Bierbaum is a Non-Executive Director of iAM Capital. He has an extensive financial career at some of the most significant European institutions.
Previously, he was a General Partner of Sal. Oppenheim, a German private bank headquartered in Cologne, where he was in charge of institutional asset management, the mutual funds business and alternative investments, as well as private equity.
Detlef also served on the board of directors of the Association of German Banks.
Luigi Marchesini is a Non-Executive Director of iAM Capital. He has over 40 years of experience in the Italian real estate market.
He is the Founder of Galotti SpA, a major real estate company in Italy operating in Milan, Bologna and Rome. Galotti SpA has been designing projects for over 60 years whose distinctive factor is quality, efficiency and respect for the environment. Over the past 10 years, Galotti has completed over 250,000 sqm of residences, 200,000 sqm of commercial areas and 300,000 sqm of offices.
Johanna A. Perugia is the Director of iAM Capital and has over 15 years of experience in the Italian real estate market.
Previously, she was an Advisor and Director of AFI SpA, one of Italy’s leading private real estate companies and a senior advisor to Patron Capital, an international real estate private equity investment firm.
Since 2015, she has been the President and CEO of the Jerusalem Foundation. From 2009 to 2014, she held the position of Chair of the World Board of Trustees of the Jewish Agency.
Mark B. Segall is a Non-Executive Director of iAM Capital and a Director of iAM Invest Ltd.
He is the Founder of Kidron Corporate Advisors LLC, a boutique representing public and private companies and Kidron Capital Advisors, an SEC registered broker-dealer.
Prior to forming Kidron, Mark was the co-CEO of Investec Inc., the US investment banking arm of Investec Group. Before this, he was a Partner in the New York based law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. He serves on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies including National CineMedia, Inc. and Bel Fuse, Inc.
Investments & Fundraising
Director, Investments and Fundraising
Burak Ozkan is the Director of Investments and Fundraising at iAM Capital. Having worked on nearly 30 transactions and deployed over $1.5B of equity throughout his career, Burak brings eight years of experience in private equity, real estate, and PropTech investments, as well as in fundraising, investor relations and asset management.
Previously, he spent four years at REEF, playing a key role in the company’s $1.0B fundraise in 2020, and later working on deploying the separate $300M real estate acquisitions vehicle. Burak started his career at BLG Capital, a private equity real estate firm investing in Turkey and the US, and mainly focussed on hospitality investments in Turkey and large direct investments in the US.
Burak holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the New York University.
Luca Raffaeli is an Investment Associate at iAM Capital. He has over 5 years of investment and financial advisory experience.
Previously, he worked for a mid-market PE fund in London, JZ International, where he focused on the portfolio monitoring process of a variety of companies. He also worked at La Compagnia Holding Merchant Bank, a Milan-based investment banking boutique.
Luca holds a Master’s degree in Accounting, Financial Management and Control from Bocconi University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Luiss Guido Carli University.
Diego Mattellone is an Investment Analyst at iAM Capital. He has a track record of managing all aspects of the investment lifecycle for transactions ranging in size $5 – 20mn in a variety of industries.
Previously, he worked in Boston for a non-traditional private equity firm designed to optimize the search fund investment model.
Diego holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Hult International Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Udine.
CFO & COO
Jasper Verkleij is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iAM Capital and has over 13 years of experience in finance across financial control, analysis, investor relations, and operations.
Previously, Jasper spent 5 years as CFO & COO for a boutique hedge fund with investments in private equity, real estate and various structured transactions across multiple jurisdictions.
Jasper holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Utrecht University and a Master’s Degree in Commerce (Honors) from Bond University.
Director, Asset Manager
Rodrigo Olaechea is the Director of Asset Management at iAM Capital and has over 10 years of experience across the investment process with particular experience in asset management and project finance.
Previously, he spent 2 years running and restructuring a French real estate family office. Before that he worked at KKR Capstone and Glencore as an asset manager for over 7 years.
Rodrigo holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Alessandra Gardini is the Legal Counsel at iAM Capital and has over 10 years of experience across finance, real estate, and construction law.
Previously, she worked for leading Italian law firms and a primary construction company, Chiomenti and Webuild, providing legal counselling for construction projects of up to €2bn in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Peru, and the UAE.
Alessandra holds a JD in Law from the University of Bologna with an overseas program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has been a member of the Italian Bar since 2016.
Galina Drobysevskaja is a Corporate Accountant at iAM Capital Group Ltd and has over 20 years of accounting and compliance experience, having primarily focused on the investment advisory industry.
Previously, she spent 3 years as an Operations Officer at BanyanTree, a wealth management firm, where she monitored compliance and accounting procedures.
Galina holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Greenwich, and she is in the progress of obtaining her ACCA qualification.