Thomas de Shazo
Global Managing Director, Oil, Metals & Mining, Real Estate (LA)
Thomas De Shazo specializes in deal flow generation in technology startups or natural resources sector; development and financing of brown and greenfield entities as well as cross-border acquisitions. He can easily organize a team of financial, operational and legal management experts to conduct due diligence, structure, finance, acquire and operate. Since 2013, Thomas is the CEO of MineInvest Resources LLC, which finances companies with significant world class mining properties. In the same year, he started as Director of Avira Energy Inc., a company that supplies turnkey alternate energy solutions. He was also the President of Avira Sciences (TTDC BIO S.a.r.l.)from 2005 to 2013. Avira Sciences is a drug and therapeutic life science company.
Prior to becoming President , he served as Director of TTDC BIO S.a.r.l. (dba of Avira Sciences) from 2005 to 2012. Earlier, he served as Director of QS Analytics Inc for 2 years and 7 months. Thomas is the Director of Mobile Interactive Media Inc. for 6 years, from 2006 to July 2012. Mobile Interactive Media makes possible the diverse interactive services on cell phones. Thomas also served as President of Technology and Development Company in Bermuda for 12 years, EurEastCo Ltd. in Cyprus for 11 years, Capital and Commerce International – US Delaware for 15 years, commuting from New York, Moscow, Kiev, St. Petersburg, Almaty and Novosibirsk.
At Technology Development Company, his TTDC team developed a diverse portfolio of technologies in the fields of cell and gene therapies, nano-technologies, pharmaceuticals, optics fuel cell and syngas. He co-founded IEC that designed, manufactured prototypes and operated small scale steam powered generating systems. While in Euro East Co Ltd, he obtained and developed commercial properties with tenants The World Bank, the European Bank of Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), Merrill Lynch, USAID, and the U.S. Embassy. He opened the world’s leading Hugo Boss store on Stary Arbat in Moscow, Russia. As President of Capital and Commerce International – U.S. Delaware, he made possible the export of stable and radioisotopes to Europe and the U.S. for medical imaging diagnostics, as well as for US companies to to have co-operational control with MinAtom of the BR 10 fast neutron breeder reactor for treating human inoperable brain tumors.
In 1996, he founded Ecolo Holding Ltd. in Cyprus. He became its Vice Chairman – Director for 5 years. He acquired the oil production field of Karazahnbasmunigaz (Nations Energy Co. Ltd.) in Kazakhstan in 1997, and then sold in 2006 to China’s CINOC-group for more than US $ 1.9 billion. He obtained his degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Harvard College, Boise State University.
Director, Renewable Energy (Paris, Luxembourg, Sao Paolo, Dubai)
Stephane Boudon brings to LDJ Capital his vast experience in private equity from the perspective of an entrepreneur and fund manager. Since 2011, he is the CEO of AIM Luxembourg and is managing and advising several funds. In the last five years, he has realized about 30 investments valued at about 1 billion euros.
Prior to joining AIM Luxembourg, Boudon served as CEO of two tech companies. He was the Head of Venture Capital and President of Innovation at Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in France. He had a major role in raising its AUM to EUR 500 million. He finalized many deals in France, Germany, and Switzerland.
He also served as the Director of SwissInso Holding Inc. from 2013 to 2014. The company is a pioneer in developing new solar technologies and applications to enhance the aesthetics and efficiency of Building Integrated Photovoltaic and Thermal solar energy solutions.
Boudon finished his Ph.D. in Aggregation, Chemistry-Physics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Rue d’Ulm), Agrégé de Sciences Physiques, in Paris, and another Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Strasbourg University.
He took Computational Chemistry, Ab Initio Calculations in Purdue University from 1987 to 1988. Stéphane attended the AMP program at INSEAD. Stéphane is fluent in English, German, French, and Portuguese, with a working knowledge of Russian.