About

WE ΛRE
OCTΛGONΛL
Octagonal is an international multifamily office, focused on comprehensive support for our families. Our aim is to facilitate enhanced structure, growth, and governance of family holdings, while fostering mutually-beneficial partnerships between the families. The firm was founded by four family representatives, and now represents interests of eleven families across three continents with combined net worth of USD 8 billion. Our model is network-driven; we source deal flow, structure partnerships, and serve our families by leveraging the group's global reach, with an eye on impact-minded opportunities. We aim to further holistic global development through investments informed by our eight core values.

OUR CULTURE

Mission
Mission
Preserve and grow wealth; build strong relationships; foster holistic growth and development
Vision
Vision
Serve our families in a comprehensive and reliable manner; grow and develop our families' wealth, legacies, and impact
Purpose
Purpose
Сo-create sustainable value for all parties involved in our work
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

Founding Partner, CEO

Ivan Ogilchyn is a serial entrepreneur, experienced asset manager and banker, and has served for decades as an investment advisor to institutions and UHNWIs. He has served as an investment advisor in deals amounting to more than USD 9 billion, and has assisted companies in expansion into the Americas, East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Ogilchyn has over a decade of experience in the emerging banking market, working for Raiffeisen Bank, Erste Bank, and COOP Bank. Mr. Ogilchyn began his banking career as an intern and economist at Raiffeisen, and retired as Chairman of the Board of COOP Bank. He has since worked in investment management and investment banking, founding and leading Ogilchyn Capital as Chairman and CEO, with industry experience in retail and real estate, agriculture, supply chain, and infrastructure. Mr Ogilchyn's family has investments in real estate, property management, agriculture, healthcare, and automotive industries.

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Andrew Bottimore

Co-Founder and Partner

Prior to co-founding Octagonal, Andrew Bottimore has worked in both the public and private sectors of the international trade and investment space, most-recently as a consultant, and previously as an appointee in the Obama Administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). While at USTR, he was involved with strategic private sector engagement and advocacy on behalf of the President’s agenda 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 international trade and investment in the Americas. Mr. Bottimore has previously worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's European Affairs team, with a portfolio including U.S.-Ukraine and U.S.-Poland trade and investment analysis. He is a member of a Washington, DC-area angel investment club and is involved with local think-tanks and nonprofit organizations.

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Michael Fegelein

Co-Founder and Partner

Michael Fegelein has over a decade of experience in large-scale asset and fund management across asset classes. He recently served as a senior investment executive for the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), and previously 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 led the IFC's Asset Management Company's USD 0.7 billion Emerging Asia Growth Fund. Mr. Fegelein previously held various other positions for the IFC, notably leading the largest debt restructuring initiatives in West Africa, East Africa, and Eastern Europe.

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Ivan Ogilchyn

Founding Partner, CEO

Ivan Ogilchyn is a serial entrepreneur, experienced asset manager and banker, and has served for decades as an investment advisor to institutions and UHNWIs. He has served as an investment advisor in deals amounting to more than USD 9 billion, and has assisted companies in expansion into the Americas, East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Ogilchyn has over a decade of experience in the emerging banking market, working for Raiffeisen Bank, Erste Bank, and COOP Bank. Mr. Ogilchyn began his banking career as an intern and economist at Raiffeisen, and retired as Chairman of the Board of COOP Bank. He has since worked in investment management and investment banking, founding and leading Ogilchyn Capital as Chairman and CEO, with industry experience in retail and real estate, agriculture, supply chain, and infrastructure. Mr Ogilchyn's family has investments in real estate, property management, agriculture, healthcare, and automotive industries.

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

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Andrew Bottimore

Co-Founder and Partner

Prior to co-founding Octagonal, Andrew Bottimore has worked in both the public and private sectors of the international trade and investment space, most-recently as a consultant, and previously as an appointee in the Obama Administration's Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). While at USTR, he was involved with strategic private sector engagement and advocacy on behalf of the President’s agenda 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 international trade and investment in the Americas. Mr. Bottimore has previously worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's European Affairs team, with a portfolio including U.S.-Ukraine and U.S.-Poland trade and investment analysis. He is a member of a Washington, DC-area angel investment club and is involved with local 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

Co-Founder and Partner

Michael Fegelein has over a decade of experience in large-scale asset and fund management across asset classes. He recently served as a senior investment executive for the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), and previously 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 led the IFC's Asset Management Company's USD 0.7 billion Emerging Asia Growth Fund. Mr. Fegelein previously held various other positions for the IFC, notably leading the largest debt restructuring initiatives in West Africa, East Africa, and Eastern Europe.

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, 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.

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

$1.1Bn

Debt and Equity Capital Raised

$6.2Bn

Debts Restructured

$10Bn

Investments Advised

5

M&As

2

IPOs

2

Eurobond Placements