About

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BUSINESS ΛMBΛSSΛDORS
Octagonal is an international investment management and advisory firm that builds effective bridges between stakeholders, providing tailored solutions. We are a team of foreign policy experts and finance professionals, aiming to help partners navigate market risks and opportunities, with a focus on holistic development. We provide investment management, investment advisory, international trade advisory, public affairs guidance, and other solutions. Our goal is to play a role in comprehensive economic growth by connecting and empowering investors, business leaders, governments, and local communities.

OUR CULTURE

Mission
Mission
Build trust, achieve success, grow capital, and foster holistic growth and development
Vision
Vision
Be the world’s most reputable partner for investors, entrepreneurs, governments, and local communities
Purpose
Purpose
Сo-create sustainable value for all parties involved, and make a lasting positive impact
Trust
Trust
Trust
Trust
Discipline
Discipline
Discipline
Discipline
Diversity
Diversity
Diversity
Diversity
SustΛinΛbility
SustΛinΛbility
SustΛinΛbility
SustΛinΛbility
Integrity
Integrity
Integrity
Integrity
CΛre
CΛre
CΛre
CΛre
Respect
Respect
Respect
Respect
ReputΛtion
ReputΛtion
ReputΛtion
ReputΛtion

Ivan Ogilchyn

Managing Partner, USA

Ivan Ogilchyn is an investment advisor to global corporations as well as a number of UHNWIs. Under his supervision, investment projects of an international scale with a total amount exceeding USD 240 million were implemented. He has participated as an investment advisor in deals amounting to more than USD 9 billion, and helps companies expand into markets in Latin America, China, CEE, and MENA. Mr. Ogilchyn has over a decade of experience in the emerging banking market, working for Raiffeisen Bank, Erste Bank, and COOP Bank - developing his career from trainee to Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He additionally has years of experience in investment banking, founding and leading investment company Ogilchyn Capital as Chairman and CEO.

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Erik Brattberg

Senior Advisor, USA

Erik Brattberg has spent a decade at the intersection of policy, industry, and leadership on both sides of the Atlantic and regularly advises companies and investors on geopolitical risk, government affairs and strategic communications leveraging a global network of leaders in politics, industry, media and on-the-ground experts. He has previously served as an advisor to several consulting groups and held research positions with several leading foreign policy think-tanks in Washington, Brussels and Stockholm.

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Andrew Bottimore

Partner, USA

Andrew Bottimore has worked in both the public and private sectors of the international trade and investment space. He most-recently served as an appointee in the Obama Administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, handling strategic private sector advocacy for the Trans Pacific Partnership. He has also worked for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee, focused on international trade and investment, particularly focused on the Americas. Prior to this, he worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's European Affairs team, focusing on U.S.-Ukraine and U.S.-Poland trade analysis, and was one of the co-organizers of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum. Additionally, Mr. Bottimore has worked for a number of think-tanks and nonprofit organizations.

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Michael Fegelein

Partner, USA

Michael Fegelein has a decade of experience in large-scale asset management. He currently serves as a Director of Metro AG, one of the world's largest food service companies, handling the company's investment and growth in Asia. Prior to joining Metro AG, he worked as Senior Investment Manager for Asset Management Company's USD 0.7 billion Emerging Asia Growth Fund. Mr. Fegelein previously worked for the the IFC, leading the restructuring of a number of debt and equity investments; he has led the largest debt restructuring in West Africa, the largest restructuring in Eastern Europe, and the largest restructuring in East Africa.

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Ivan Ogilchyn

Managing Partner, USA

Ivan Ogilchyn is an investment advisor to global corporations as well as a number of UHNWIs. Under his supervision, investment projects of an international scale with a total amount exceeding USD 240 million were implemented. He has participated as an investment advisor in deals amounting to more than USD 9 billion, and helps companies expand into markets in Latin America, China, CEE, and MENA. Mr. Ogilchyn has over a decade of experience in the emerging banking market, working for Raiffeisen Bank, Erste Bank, and COOP Bank - developing his career from trainee to Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He additionally has years of experience in investment banking, founding and leading investment company Ogilchyn Capital as Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Ogilchyn holds an MA in Government Management from the Institute of State Management and Law (Ukraine).

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Erik Brattberg

Senior Advisor, USA

Erik Brattberg has spent a decade at the intersection of policy, industry, and leadership on both sides of the Atlantic and regularly advises companies and investors on geopolitical risk, government affairs and strategic communications leveraging a global network of leaders in politics, industry, media and on-the-ground experts. He has previously served as an advisor to several consulting groups and held research positions with several leading foreign policy think-tanks in Washington, Brussels and Stockholm.

Mr. Brattberg holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and MA degree in Political Science from Uppsala University in Sweden.

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Andrew Bottimore

Partner, USA

Andrew Bottimore has worked in both the public and private sectors of the international trade and investment space. He recently served as an appointee in the Obama Administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, handling strategic private sector advocacy for the Trans Pacific Partnership. He has also worked for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee, particularly focused on the Americas. Prior to this, he worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's European Affairs team, focusing on U.S.-Ukraine and U.S.-Poland trade analysis, and was one of the co-organizers of the first U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum. Additionally, Mr. Bottimore has worked for a number of think-tanks and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Bottimore studied at the University of Paris Sorbonne and the Darla Moore School of Business.

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Michael Fegelein

Partner, USA

Michael Fegelein has a decade of experience in large-scale asset management. He currently serves as a Director of Metro AG, one of the world's largest food service companies, handling the company's investment and growth in Asia. Prior to joining Metro AG, he worked as Senior Investment Manager for Asset Management Company's USD 0.7 billion Emerging Asia Growth Fund. Mr. Fegelein previously worked for the the IFC, leading the restructuring of a number of debt and equity investments; he has led the largest debt restructuring in West Africa, the largest restructuring in Eastern Europe, and the largest restructuring in East Africa.

He has also raised a USD 1 billion co-investment fund focused on Asia with IFC Asset Management Company. Additionally, Mr. Fegelein worked for EQT Partners, the largest Nordic fund manager, based out of Munich and Stockholm, leading investments in distressed and special situations at the USD 450 million EQT Opportunity Fund. Prior, he held various positions for McKinsey & Company, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, and L.E.K. Consulting.

Mr. Fegelein holds a Master in Financial Market Theory from University of St. Gallen, an MBA from Stanford University, and also studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago.

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ΛDVISORY BOΛRD

Members:

Carl-Gustav Svanström

Gravette Brown

Blair Fortner

Lynn Stetson

Carl-Gustav Svanström
Member

Carl-Gustav Svanström has nearly 40 years of experience in the highest levels of international corporate finance, business strategy, and banking. Currently, he advises a leading Swiss Private Bank, a global satellite and telecommunications company, an international recycling group, a fintech startup, a boutique Swiss watch startup and holds board seats for a leading international consulting firm, a nonprofit, and more. Prior, from 2012 to 2015, he served as Group CFO for Biltema-Birgma Group and as CEO for Birgma International SA, a leading Scandinavian retailer. Carl-Gustav previously served as Head of Financial Services for Tetra Laval International for 11 years and - before that - he held various senior financial management positions within both the Tetra Laval and Alfa Laval Groups. He began his career in Sweden with Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, and holds degrees from Stockholm School of Economics, Switzerland's IMD, Harvard Business School, and INSEAD.

Gravette Brown
Member

Gravette Brown has over two decades of experience in private banking, asset management, and private equity, as well as business operations in developed and emerging economies.
Gravette serves as Chief Commercial Officer at Aliv, the Bahamas’ newest telecommunications firm. Gravette has overall responsibility for development and delivery of Aliv’s customer initiatives roadmap including: all products, pricing, promotions, brand and business development - including partnerships and innovative solutions for consumers - and development and implementation of our marketing and communication plans. While at Aliv, she has led the Company’s initial fundraising and commercial platform development. She has also been instrumental in building the Company's digital services agenda by creating a value-added services ecosystem and also forming strong technology based partnerships in healthcare and education.
Before joining Aliv Ltd. She was an investment professional with 18 years of experience in the fields of portfolio management and emerging market principal investing. She began her international career as an associate at JP Morgan Private Banking in New York City and Geneva. She then worked for 12 years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group where she attained the rank of Principal Investment Officer and concluded her career there leading the corporation’s investments in the manufacturing and services sectors across the African continent – a $250 MM per annum business.

Blair Fortner
Member

Blair Fortner has over 25 years of experience in international economics, and has held a number of executive positions with leading agribusiness and agricultural trade organizations, after serving in the government. He most-recently served as Chief Economist for Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), overseeing development and quantitative analysis of global strategy, capital allocation and structuring, join-venture strategy, and key international projects. Prior to joining ADM, Blair served as Chief Economist for Monsanto Company, handling mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures through deal-specific work and coordination of internal and third party analysis on deals totaling over USD 1.5B. Prior to joining Monsanto, he led the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s international division, after time with Citigroup Smith Barney. He previously served for an office in the U.S. House of Representatives and for the U.S. Department of State. Blair holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Arkansas, where he focused on economics and business, with a particular focus on CEE.

Lynn Stetson
Member

Lynn Stetson is an accomplished risk executive with over three decades of experience in the highest levels of banking and financial management. Over his 29 years with Bank of America, Lynn held multiple risk executive roles; he was risk manager for the Bank’s international leveraged finance business and assumed Chief Credit Officer and Chief Risk Officer roles for the Bank’s international business in London as the 2008 credit crisis unfolded. Upon repatriation, he was tasked with strengthening the Bank’s global risk policy and governance. He transitioned to GE Capital when their own regulatory scrutiny led to his recruitment as an experienced and balanced outsider skilled in communicating at Board level. He led GE’s Global Credit and Investment Risk Review team, presenting assessments to the Board Risk Committee, GE Capital Board, business and risk executives, and regulators. Currently, he is co‐authoring a book for young entrepreneurs, and was recently an adjunct professor at a University of Illinois Masters capstone class. Lynn additionally works with youth, has coached many sports, and has challenged students to build experiments for the Science Olympiad. Lynn also headed his School Board’s expense management committee, was treasurer of his church, and a member of the Sunny Ridge Family Center Adoptive Parents Speakers Bureau. Lynn was a student-athlete at the University of Wyoming, inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame, and earned his MBA from Indiana University.

TeΛm trΛck record

May our results speak for us

Strong relationships
with administrations in

82

countries

$1.1B

Debt and Equity Capital Raised

$6.2B

Debts Restructured

$9.9B

Investment Projects Advised

5

M&As

2

IPOs

2

Eurobond Placements