Steven Koinis Tel: +971-50-283-6223 email: email@example.com
SENIOR EXECUTIVE HARVARD MBA, EMERGING MARKETS PRIVATE EQUITY AND REAL ESTATE
PROFILE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND STRUCTURING EXPERTISE, VENTURE CAPITAL
Steven Koinis, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Makan Capital Group. Makan Capital Group, (MCG), is a premier, Sharia’a compliant, private equity firm in the GCC region generating superior investment products and real estate opportunities. The Firm’s strategy is to focus on the banking, commercial, residential, hospitality and tourism sectors while capitalizing on its significant network of resources, assets and partnerships. MCG is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Newport Beach, California (US.)
Mr. Koinis is a results-driven global private equity/real estate executive with success in international private equity,
real estate, hospitality, investment banking, underperforming assets and turnarounds. Currently, Makan has significant
assets under management in the real estate sector throughout the Middle East and North America, through its development vehicle MCG Land and the Makan Property Development Fund. Prior to joining Makan, Mr. Koinis was CEO of Al Qudra Holding, PJSC, where the firm achieved nearly triple digit returns on equity on an annualized basis and
balance sheet growth exceeding USD 1 billion. Mr. Koinis also has been a senior executive at Abu Dhabi Investment Company in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Koinis earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and has over 20 years of Middle East, European and US experience in all areas of company leadership, expansion and mergers & acquisitions. He has successfully managed companies ranging in sales from $5 million to $200 million and enterprise value of $10 million to $1 billion. Mr. Koinis has increased enterprise value in different entities by nearly $1 billion cumulatively, grown companies from start up to over 1000 employees and raised over $1,000 million in the public and private equity capital markets in the US, Europe and Middle East. His expertise spans finance, P&L management, operations, M&A, business development, contract negotiations and strategic planning. He has also held NASD Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.
2007-Present MAKAN CAPITAL Abu Dhabi, UAE GROUP Riyadh, KSA
Newport Beach, CA
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Makan Capital Group, (MCG), is a premier, Sharia’a compliant, private equity firm in the GCC region
generating demonstrably superior investment products and real estate opportunities. The Firm’s strategy
is to focus on the banking, commercial, residential, hospitality and tourism sectors while capitalizing on its
significant network of resources, assets and partnerships. As MD/CEO and Member of the Board,
develop and implement investment strategy of the firm, in addition to building a high quality team of
professionals from regional and global institutions. MCG currently manages significant assets and is
raising private equity funds for investing throughout the MENA. The plan is to invest between $1 billion
to $2 billion during the next 12 to 24 months. MCG is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with offices
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Newport Beach, California (US.)
Areas of Focus of the firm are: Large scale mixed-use developments, Infrastructure and development
in MENA Countries, Hospitality and leisure property developments, US distressed real estate and real
estate-backed debt and Energy-related projects.
2006-2007 SINOGULF Abu Dhabi, UAE PARTNERS Chief Investment Officer
Implement programs to ensure attainment of business plan for growth and profit. Provides direction and
structure for investment analysis, product placement and decision-making. Participates in developing
policy and strategic plans. Successfully raised $250 million in two real estate related transactions in the
first quarter of 2007. Provides industry and corporate finance expertise. CIO for DIFC regulated entity
under formation and for Makhazen PJSC (under formation) a real estate and industrial warehousing
2006 Abu Dhabi, UAE AL QUDRA Chief Executive Officer HOLDING, PJSC
Reported directly to Chairman of the Board. The Company was founded in May of 2005 with
shareholders that include many of the most influential ruling family members in Abu Dhabi including Her
Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. In its first seven months of operations, the firm achieved nearly
triple digit returns on equity on an annualized basis. Current balance sheet is in excess of USD 500
million and is expected to exceed USD 1.5 billion by the end of 2006. Company market capitalization
excess of AED 3 billion (traded OTC). Projected net income from investment activities in private equity,
real estate and strategic investments exceeds AED 600 million for 2006.
Investment activities focused on private equity, venture capital, real estate and public securities with a
global charter. Have developed strategic plan for company with a focus on Private Equity and Real
Estate investment through a structure of private equity funds and special purpose companies which
leverage Al Qudra's unique shareholder base, strategic relationships and private equity structuring
expertise. Company refocused during initial three months to a local real estate developer and an investor
in start ups and moved away from the Private Equity model that I was recruited for which led to my
resignation prior to committing to a long term contract.
1992-1997 Octagon, Inc. and The Octagon Group, Inc. THE OCTAGON
GROUP OF Reston, Virginia COMPANIES Director (1996-97) (INVESTMENT Chairman of Board, CEO (1994-95) BANKING, President, COO (1992-95) PRIVATE EQUITY ; Principal of private investment banking firm that led company to a successful leveraged buy-out, initial public AND SERVICES offering on NASDAQ, subsequent acquisitions, strategic plan and company restructuring leading to doubling COMPANIES)of company sales.
; Consolidated company operations, refocused strategy, reduced overhead by $3 million annually, renegotiated with creditors saving $3.5 million, obtained acquisition credit line of $3 million and operating line of $3
; Arranged over $65 million in equity and debt financing.
1990-1992 Culpeper, Virginia WASHINGTON
GAS LIGHT American Environmental Products, Inc.
VENTURE President, Chief Operating Officer
CAPITAL GROUP ; Successfully led turnaround of this venture backed manufacturing company;
; Increased sales by over 35% during decline in market;
; Improved profit performance from significant loss to pre-tax profit.
1988-1990 BTR, PLC
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts and Middletown, Virginia
Director, Business Development and Acquisitions –BTR Paper Group
Stowe Woodward Company (BTR Paper Group subsidiary)
Vice President, Manufacturing (1989-1990)
Vice President, Special Projects (1988-1989)
Vice President, Research and Product Engineering (1988-1989)
; Developed/implemented acquisition plan for $300 million BTR Paper Group;
; Restructured and restaffed worldwide research division of major subsidiary;
; Implemented manufacturing systems improvements resulting in over $7 million increase in profitability in 6
1982-1987 ` OWENS-CORNING
FIBERGLAS, INC. United Kingdom, Belgium and Greece
OCF Middle East and North Africa Operations
Manager, New Business Development (1982-1986)
Owens-Corning Fiberglass G.B. Ltd., N.V. Owens-Corning S.A.
Project Manager Acquisitions (1986-1987)
Mgr., Prod. Planning, Distribution and MIS (1986-1987)
; Developed and implemented turnaround plan reversing a negative $2 million per month cash flow to positive
cash flow within 12 months at OCF’s UK operations ($200 million in sales);
; Implemented OCF investment and new business strategy in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North
; Established joint venture and financing relationships throughout region
EDUCATION AND PERSONAL
; M.B.A., Harvard Business School, Harvard University, (self financed), Cambridge, MA, 1983
; B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, (self financed), Ann Arbor, MI 1978, Magna Cum Laude (General Motors Scholar)
; B.Sc., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Michigan, (self financed), Ann Arbor, MI 1978, Magna Cum Laude (General Motors Scholar)
; President, Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society, Elected Member University of Michigan Student
Mechanical Engineering honor society, Assembly (40,000 student campus), Treasurer, Pi Tau Sigma, Member, Metallurgical Engineering Honor Society, Member, University of Michigan engineering leadership society, Awarded, Top Metallurgical Engineer of Junior Class
; Married, 2 children, Permanent Residence in Virginia, Citizenship- US