Anthony Desir is SAMI's head of Corporate Finance and the fund's lead partner in Asia. He has had a 35 year career starting on Wall Street in 1981 where he worked as a banker and a management consultant to financial institutions. He is recognized as one of the region's experts on China-Africa resource capitalization solutions. He personally managed the financing plan for equipment leasing during construction of Hong Kong's Chep Lap Kok Airport from 1995 to 1997, managing the program with lead finance partner GE Capital and a group of regional and local banks. His active client base includes listed and unlisted entities, global and regional banks, and China State Owned Enterprises. His focus is on originating innovative corporate finance programs and solutions for clients. He has been a featured presenter at a number of industry forums, and an author and columnist. He is a guest lecturer at Hong Kong University Business School, Perking University (Shenzhen), City University (Hong Kong). He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1990. Anthony graduated from Dartmouth College, with honours, in 1981.