MEET THE BOARD

SEO New York Class of:
Founder

Qualifications:

 Middlebury College

Professional Experience:

Chairman Emeritus at Edwin Gould Foundation, President at Arthur Schmidt & Associates Inc.

Michael Osheowitz

Founder of SEO & Chairman Emeritus

SEO New York Class of:
1984

Qualifications:

BA History at Yale University and MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professional Experience:

Head of European Transportation/Senior Advisor at Evercore, Managing Director and Head of European Transportation and Infrastructure, Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley, Managing Director and Head of European Transportation, Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs

Top Career Tip:

Relationships are everything. People who know you and like you, will help you. Get to know your junior and senior colleagues as they will become your best mentors.

Randolph Sesson Jr.

Chairman of the Board of SEO London, Managing Partner at Blackbird Capital Partners

SEO New York Class of:
1983

Qualifications:

Phil Economics & Politics of Development at Cambridge University, MBA at Wharton Business School

Professional Experience:

Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Commodity Trader at Phillip Bros Inc, Market Analyst at Glencore

Mutuma Marangu

Director, SEO London, Investor in Natural Resources

Qualifications:

Bristol University (LLB Hons) at College of Law Guildford, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong

Professional Experience:

Partner and member of the Global Executive Committee at Winston & Strawn LLP, Trustee at The Climate Group (not-for-profit), Partner and Head of Business & Finance London at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, Associate at Turner Kenneth Brown (London and Hong Kong)

Top Career Tip:

Seek out and absorb as broad an experience as you can. Think internationally, think laterally and always thank people for their efforts.

Zoe Ashcroft

Director, SEO London, Founding Partner and Head of Corporate & Finance, Winston & Strawn LLP

Qualifications:

BSc Economics at London School of Economics, MSc Economics at London School of Economics

Professional Experience:

Managing Director at Coombe Advisors, Head of Sales and Marketing at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Head of the EMEA Global Private Client group at Merrill Lynch

Ausaf Abbas

Director, SEO London

SEO London Class of:
2000

Qualifications:

BA Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University, CFA

Professional Experience:

Partner and Global Co-Head of Growth Equity at Goldman Sachs

Director, SEO London, Partner at Goldman Sachs

Nishi Somaiya

SEO London Class of:
2000

Qualifications:

BA & MEng Information Engineering at Cambridge University, CFA

Professional Experience:

Executive Director of Credit Structuring at Mizuho; Chief Risk & Strategy Officer at Plutos Sama LLC, Managing Director at Distressed Capital Management, Director at Deutsche Bank. Previously at UBS and JPMorgan

Director SEO London, Chief Risk & Strategy Officer at Plutos Sama LLC, MD at Distressed Capital Management

Mohit K. Agarwal

SEO New York Class of:
1995

Qualifications:

BA, Applied Mathematics & Finance, Indiana University

Professional Experience:

Co-Inventor of the VIX Volatility Index, Managing Director and Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co, Managing Director at NWI Management LLC, Youtube Channel: Understanding Personal Finance; Former Board Member of SEO New York 2010 to 2016

Top Career Tip:

Dive deep into any one thing. Make it your own. Become the best in the world in that one thing. Don’t forget to take risk and make mistakes along the way.

Devesh Shah
(Board Observer)

SEO USA Liaison to the Board of SEO London; Writer, Father, Educator, Retired Partner of Goldman Sachs & Co.