Genii Capital appoints partner

Genii Capital has appointed Andrew Ruhan as a partner. This appointment will enable Genii to strengthen and broaden its reach in the real estate, oil and gas, automotive and financial services sectors.


Genii Capital SA (“Genii”) has today announced that Andrew Ruhan has joined the company as a partner. This appointment will enable Genii to strengthen and broaden its reach in the real estate, oil and gas, automotive and financial services sectors.

Having worked with Andrew on a number of projects in the past, this appointment is part of Genii’s strategy to further enhance its credentials in these core areas. In real estate, this will mean access and implementation of major global projects, including in Central Europe, the United Kingdom and major cities in the United States. There are also a number of synergies in the oil & gas sectors, particularly in supply and distribution, initially focusing on distribution in Africa. Genii automotive division, which will be managed by Patrick Louis, will also benefit from Genii’s stronger position.

On the appointment Gerard Lopez, Chairman of Genii Capital, said: “having teamed up with Andy on a variety of projects in recent years, we know that we work well together and share the same values and ambition to pursue exciting business opportunities across a variety of different industries. In addition to being a savvy investor and a fine strategist with an impressive proprietary deals track record, Andy shares our passion for excellence and is results oriented. Outside our business relationship, we share a strong friendship and have several interests in common, such as racing.”

Andrew Ruhan said: “I am delighted to be joining the Genii team at this exciting time for the business, when it is continuing to focus on major new projects. Genii Capital has an excellent reputation around the world for its work, in particular in investing and financial transactions. We have already identified a number of projects to pursue, which will enable us to leverage our investment management capabilities and global network. I am confident this will be a very successful long term partnership.”

About Andrew Ruhan
Andy Ruhan, MRICS, is a veteran of the property industry in Europe and international investment. Andy was a founder of Kingspark in the early 90s, one of the largest developers of commercial premises in the UK. The company was sold in 1998, and changed its name to Prologis, which is now the largest developer of industrial and warehousing property in Europe. Later that year, Andy joined Global Switch, the world’s largest carrier-neutral colocation company. Again, after a period of successful and rapid expansion, the company was sold in March 2000. The following year, Andy was the recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the year award. Up until

2013, Andy was the Chairman and CEO of Bridgehouse Capital Limited, which encompasses a diverse global portfolio including Sentrum, a UK provider of Data Center solutions, Global Marine Systems, the world’s largest marine engineering concern, and IPC, an independent power provider in emerging markets. In 2013, Andy was appointed to the board of Lotus F1 Team Limited. Andy is also committed to conservation and social projects in South Africa.

About Genii Capital
Genii Capital is a Luxembourg-based investment management and financial advisory firm, operating within the Finance division of The Genii Group. Genii Capital provides an unparalleled global network aiming to bring together highly experienced and talented people with an entrepreneurial investment philosophy. Genii Capital’s investment management services do not follow traditional industrial segmentation but offer services in those markets where they are most relevant and where its expertise and network of partners will be of most value, including real estate, technology, automotive and energy. The firm offers independent financial advice to companies and governments in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, as well as business development and strategic partnerships. Genii Capital’s unique structure makes it the partner of choice for those seeking international, long-term progress, alongside a commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development.