Michael Decauni, President & CEO
Michael Decauni is the founder of Callian Capital Group and continues as its President & CEO. Michael is well-known for his ability to deliver solutions to a wide range of clients in a variety of dynamic situations. This includes financial services, government relations, and international financial transactions. His expertise and strategic set of operational skills are felt when dealing with cross-borders matters, both of private and public sectors internationally. His clients include, governments and sovereign wealth funds throughout North America, Europe, and the Gulf Region. While continuing to build the global operations of the firm, Michael is actively engaged in providing advisory and consulting services to Callian’s select corporate clientele in Canada and abroad.
With extensive cross-cultural experience and knowledge of international business markets, Michaels’ ability to make connections for his clients, introducing them to unique opportunities around the world. Throughout his career (both as a professional and as an entrepreneur), he has been involved in large transactions and attained a notable degree of success, translated into both high rates of return for his clients and shareholders, as well as, significant growth for his enterprises.
In addition to his profession, Michaels’ passion for Canadian political and non-profit sectors enabled him to become an active participant and avid supporter of various Canadian and international charitable causes.
Bosco Chan, Executive Board Member
Mr. Bosco Chan currently holds several positions including Managing Director of a foreign branch of a Chinese state-owned entity, has previously served as a Senior Advisor to various authorities in China, and is currently an Executive Board Member at Callian Capital Group.
Bosco has extensive experience in advising clients on the export of industrial capacity, rural economic development, and Redminbi Internationalization through the BRI. Throughout his career Bosco has worked extensively with national and international institutional lenders including China Eximbank, China Development Bank, and SINOSURE to provide financing supported by sovereign guarantees for numerous mega EPC projects based on BT, BOT, BOO, BOOT, and TOT models.
With close ties to Chinese state-owned entities such as Sinomach and CMEC, he is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and growth of the SOE and plays a key role in sourcing deals for the company. Throughout his career, Bosco has been involved in transactions with a cumulative value of over US$ 80 billion in Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Renewable Energy through the Belt and Road Initiative.
Bosco is also the founder of Livesolar Capital, a significant financial sponsor and advisor to multiple large scale real asset developments and transactions. Notably, Livesolar acted as lead advisor on a C$213 million supplier credit facility for an 85-story mixed-used development in Toronto at 1 Bloor West.
Adam Seanor, MBA, CFA, Senior Associate
Adam has over a decade of experience as an equity research analyst at Toronto-based broker-dealers. In those roles, he covered real estate, banks, specialty lenders, insurance companies (Life Co’s and P&C), asset managers, business services, financial services technology and special situation companies.
Adam also has experience as an AVP at a Canadian based top four credit rating agency and as a Corporate Banker at a Big 5 Canadian Bank in their Infrastructure, Privatization and Power and Financial Institutions Groups. Adam was ranked #1 in the 2015 StarMine Industry Analyst Awards for Top Stock Picker. The year prior, Adam was ranked #3 in the Financial Services sector.
Adam received a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and is a CFA charter holder.
Dr. Amr Attar, Executive Board Member
Dr. Amr Attar is a managing partner of Callian Capital, CEO of Capital Advisory Group and founder of Amr Attar Corporation, a diverse Saudi-based trading and investment company.
As the son of H.E Dr. Abdulwahab Attar, former Minister of planning and economics and Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Amr Attar was destined for success. Commencing his higher education in the UK, he earned his BSc in Economics at Nottingham University and an MSc in Finance at CASS Business School of City University, finally graduating with a PhD in Finance and Strategic Management at Brunel University. He subsequently became an advisor to the board of London-based Plurimi Capital and later to JAR Capital, where he assisted in the establishment of their Asset Management division, including alternative asset-backed structures for real estate and aviation funds, among others.
Upon his return to Saudi Arabia, Dr. Attar began directing family investments and working with Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority on various mega-infrastructure projects, in addition to managing a portfolio of real estate investments located in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Spain, France and Switzerland.
Now leading Capital Advisory Group, Dr. Attar manages investments primarily in the sectors of Pharmaceuticals, Technology, Real Estate, Food & Beverage distribution and Oil & Gas.
Khalid Khashogji, Executive Board Member
After completing his major in Business Administration in the United States, Mr. Khashogji returned to embark on a highly successful career across a number of industries in Saudi Arabia, joining the management team at Albahiah Trading.
Mr. Khashogji is also a Board member for Public & Government Relations for Sakab Vision, as well as a member of both the Saudi-British and Saudi-French business councils, as associated with the Saudi Councils of Chamber of Commerce.
He has also served as Global Real Estate Investment and Development executive at the Madinah Development & Investment Co.
Mr. Khashogji graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Peter Zhou, MBA, CFA,
Peter has a multitude of experience in financial services. He currently serves as a Managing Director at the Callian Capital Group, prior to that he was an Associate at Gravitas Securities in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group. During his tenure at Gravitas, he advised on roughly $500mm in TMT transaction value. Prior to that, Peter brings experience from boutique advisory firms and investment banks which specialize in cross-border transactions.
Peter is also a Vice President of the China Canada Angels Alliance, a group which focuses on providing the Venture Capital infrastructure for innovative technologies in Canada looking to expand into Asia. There Peter oversaw investments in over 40 different ventures, deploying $10mm in Angel investments.
Peter received a Masters of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is a CFA charter holder.