Anthony Desir is recognized as one of the region’s experts on China-Africa resource capitalization solutions. As an Independent investment banker with 30+ years practical experience in corporate finance and deal origination, he has spend 9 years on Wall Street as a consultant to financial institutions, and 24 years in Hong Kong. Anthony is SAMI’s head of Corporate Finance and the fund’s lead partner in Asia, where he has developed a representation relationship with one of China’s leading SOE investment banking groups. He has headed the China-Africa investment consultancy practice since 2007.
Anthony is an experienced professional who has been a featured presenter at a number of industry forums, and an author and columnist who has been profiled and interviewed in resource publications which promote independent market analysis. His focus is on originating innovative corporate finance programs and solutions for institutional clients. His active client base includes unlisted resource companies, global and regional banks, listed entities, and China State Owned Enterprises. Anthony’s views on investment are frequently sought by global media including CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Asian Wall Street Journal, CCTV, China Daily, SCMP and many more.
Before starting his banking career, Anthony has also worked in the US as a political adviser, election consultant, and speech writer for various candidates (Republican) including ex. President Ronald Reagan.