Our People

Our People

A strong team with a proven track record in renewable energy, investment banking, structured finance,
asset finance and fund management.

  • Steven Blase

    Steven Blase

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    Steven Blase

    Joined Aurium in 2011 with 21 years experience in investment banking. At UBS, he headed the structured capital markets business in the Fixed Income division; at Merrill Lynch, he co-headed an equivalent position; prior to which he worked at Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank. Steven started his working life in aircraft finance after graduating (drs) in business economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

  • Jotty Dhillon

    Jotty Dhillon

  • Jotty Dhillon

    Jotty Dhillon

    Joined Aurium in 2011 with 16 years experience in investment banking. At Barclays Capital, he headed the EMEA Principal Business, within the Structured Capital Markets team; prior to that he worked in the Structured Transactions Group at Deutsche Bank, in both London and Sydney. Jotty is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Bristol.

  • Nimesh Kamath

    Nimesh Kamath

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    Nimesh Kamath

    Joined Aurium in 2011 with 12 years experience in structured and asset finance. He was a partner at a boutique structured finance business for high net worth individuals completing over $5bn of transactions; prior to which he worked at Deutsche Bank. Nimesh qualified as a tax lawyer at Freshfields and has a BA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

  • Hamish McPherson

    Hamish McPherson

  • Hamish McPherson

    Hamish McPherson

    Joined Aurium in 2012 with 12 years experience in fund management and investment banking. He was a founding partner of a permanent capital fund focused on energy, infrastructure and renewable sectors and President at a US biomass developer; prior to which he was a partner of an ABS fund (AuM ~$13bn), headed US Markets Structuring for Barclays Capital and worked as a process engineer for ICI plc. Hamish graduated with an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

  • Andy Apps

    Andrew Apps

  • Andy Apps

    Andrew Apps

    Joined Aurium in 2011 with 14 years experience in fund management and investment banking. He was COO/FD of a London-based ABL fund (AuM ~ $60m); prior to which he worked at AIG, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in various COO/ business management and product control roles. Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick.

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    Kirsty Greenwood

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    Kirsty Greenwood

    Joined Aurium in 2014 with 10 years experience in alternative finance; prior to which she was COO of an independent media and tax advantaged investment specialist. Prior to that she worked for a leading alternative investment provider specialising in renewable energy, real estate and media product for sophisticated and HNW investors. Kirsty has a MA (Hons) from St Andrews University.

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    Christian Klar

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    Christian Klar

    Joined Aurium in 2011 with over 12 years of structuring experience. Before joining Aurium at LFG, he was responsible for the strategic solutions business; prior to which he worked in the Structured Capital Markets team of Barclays Capital. Christian started his career as tax consultant at Arthur Andersen in Berlin and Luxembourg after having been trained as tax inspector with the German tax administration. Christian holds a law degree from the University of Potsdam as well as a BA in Fiscal Affairs (Diplom-Finanzwirt (FH)).

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    Ben Murison

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    Ben Murison

    Joined Aurium in 2015 with 9 years’ experience in financial services. He previously worked within structured products at Barclays Capital and RBS and also as a research analyst at a London hedge fund. He holds a MA in economics and management from Oxford University and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

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    Arne Robben

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    Arne Robben

    Prior to joining Aurium in 2016, Arne worked as a consultant for Operis where he was extensively involved in a significant number of model audits and model builds across a wide range of sectors including renewables, energy, social housing and waste.  Arne has a master in Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics from KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Belgium.

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    Pooja Shah

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    Pooja Shah

    Joined Aurium in 2016 with 3 years’ experience in investment banking and asset management. She previously worked at Aviva Investors and RBS, focusing on structured finance transactions across equity and debt in the infrastructure and energy sector. She holds a BSc (Hons) in International Management from the University of Warwick.”

Advisory Panel

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    George Kypraios

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    George Kypraios

    15 years’ experience in asset and structured finance. George has a track record going back to 1996 in business development and relationship management. At Macquarie Capital (USA), George led the equity raising effort for cross border and domestic leasing, prior to returning to Greece in 2004 and setting up his own corporate finance boutique. Over the last five years, George has represented ICON Investments in Asia, in which time he has built a strong understanding and affinity to the region.