Hollbeach Solutions LLP: Hollbeach Partners

Michael Brosnahan
Founding Partner

Michael Brosnahan is a founding partner of Hollbeach Solutions LLP, having most recently worked at magic circle and international top tier law firm Clifford Chance LLP, where he was a tax partner for 9 years, focussing on complex structured transactions. Michael holds Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Stephen Ullman

Steve Ullman has over 20 years in the finance industry having worked for KPMG, Bankers Trust and most recently in the Structured Capital Markets group at Barclays where he worked for over 16 years. Steve qualified as an ACA Chartered Accountant and holds a BA honours degree in Accounts, Finance and Economics, from the University of Essex.

Andrew Paizes

Andrew Paizes has over 20 years’ experience in law, finance and banking, having worked at Clifford Chance LLP and at Credit Suisse in London, where he spent 8 years structuring and advising on complex transactions. Andrew is admitted as a solicitor in England (registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority) and holds a Masters in Taxation in addition to Bachelor’s degrees in Science and Law.

David Sumner

David Sumner has over 20 years’ experience in asset and structured finance, having worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Macquarie Group Limited. David was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oxford and Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Other Team Members - Global Oil and Gas

Alexey Kalashnikov
Global Oil and Gas

Alexey Kalashnikov has over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas throughout the hydrocarbon value chain covering business development and commercial aspects of the business. Alexey holds DBA (Management), PhD (Economics), MSc (Project Management) and BSc (Engineering, Finance and Law) from US and Russian Universities and worked for LUKOIL, BP and other international players in MENA, Sub Saharan Africa , Russia and the Caspian region.

Ali Al Samarraie
MENA Business Origination

Ali Al Samarraie has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ali successfully managed a trading and consulting company specialising in the field of oil and gas and focusing on specific business opportunities in selling refined products such as fuel oil, naphtha, gasoil, and LPG. Ali holds a Master's Degree in Business Economics from Kassel University in Germany.

Ashraf Meleka
Global Commodities

Ashraf Meleka has more than 20 years’ business development, marketing and trading experience in both commodity and financial markets. At ED & F Man in Dubai he was responsible for market coverage and business development within the GCC/MENA Region by providing institutional clients full access to the global resources. Prior to this, Ashraf managed the Dubai office for Jefferies International Ltd, worked on the trading desk (covering Base Metals, FX, Precious Metals and Physical) at Natixis London and was a Treasury Manager for KPI/KPC in London. He is a Qualified Accountant, CF30 and a member of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London.