Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced financial services executive, with over 20 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Group and its member companies worldwide. Cedrus Group is a global boutique investment banking firm he founded over 17 years ago. It has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Jakarta, Cayman Islands and New York. The firm’s clients include tier-one institutions, family offices, governments and corporations in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Mr. Jarkas is frequently invited to participate as an expert and guest speaker in events related to China’s One Belt One Road initiative, mining and life sciences sectors. Such events include the Mines & Money conferences, 121 Oil & Gas Investment, 121 Tech Investment conferences, CNBC, Hong Kong and Australia Biotech Invest Partnering conferences. Moreover, Mr. Jarkas has been appointed as a member to the Advisory Board of Mines & Money in the Greater China region.
With his diverse expertise, Mr. Jarkas has been actively involved in facilitating cross-border transactions both inbound and outbound in the Greater China region for multiple sectors over the last 12 years, establishing a strong track record of success.
Prior to founding Cedrus Group, Mr. Jarkas had held senior-level asset management positions at some of the world’s leading investment firms, including JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and CIBC Oppenheimer. During his tenure at CIBC, he was the Executive Director – Investments, a member of the exclusive Chairman’s Council and consistently ranked among the top-25 Portfolio Managers, managing money for pension funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. At Merrill Lynch, he was repeatedly ranked as one of the top Senior Financial Advisors for the firm. Mr. Jarkas’ clients were sophisticated investors, including corporations (public and private), pension funds and high-net-worth individuals from around the globe. During his tenure at JP Morgan Chase, Mr. Jarkas was a member of the executive corporate strategy team that took multiple Silicon Valley-based technology and biotechnology companies public.
Mr. Jarkas is fluent in English, Arabic and conversational French. Mr. Jarkas is a Certified Financial Manager and holds B.A.s in Finance and Accounting from Georgia State University. Mr. Jarkas has a global perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, a competitive nature and a history of success. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Jarkas was the number one squash player and among the top-ten players in the U.S. for six consecutive years.
Rani Jarkas, Chairman of Cedrus Group, joins a Keynote Investment Panel: Show me the Money where investors discuss the criteria they look for when assessing junior companies and small projects at Mines and Money Asia 2019. Download the programme now