Airguide International is the investment holding group of companies founded by Mr. David Robinson, Mr. Michael Langford, and Mr. Thomas Cheung. The founders are a team of investment & corporate professionals with a collective 50 years+ of global investment and operating experience in the energy, resource & commodity sectors.
The Airguide Group of Companies comprises of an investment arm, a direct lending arm and a consulting arm.
Our investment arm oversees a global portfolio based around the investment tenets of our founders and our direct lending arm complements this by providing financing solutions to corporate borrowers of various sizes.
Our consulting arm has a successful track record of advising listed international energy & mining companies and our clients are typically top decile share-price performers on international stock exchanges. We have built our knowledge through operating, researching and investing in companies globally. We have developed a deep network of international industry contacts and our team travels extensively, gaining first-hand knowledge and building sector expertise.
Meet our experts
David has over 25-years experience in financial markets and the corporate sector having held senior positions in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He was a Senior Vice President and the Global Sector Head for Energy & Natural Resources at NYSE listed AllianceBernstein LLP where he managed multi-billion-dollar equity portfolios for institutional and mutual fund clients investing primarily in global energy and resource companies.
He was a founding Director and Chief Financial Officer of Lekoil Limited (a London listed Oil & Gas exploration and production company) having taken the company from private to publicly listed, leading multiple capital raisings for the company, raising in excess of US$250 million.
Michael has over 20 years of experience in the global commodities arena having previously been the CEO of Cube Gas – a successful international oil and gas company operating in Asia and Australia. Michael has used his wide-ranging knowledge and experience of commodities, financial markets and the Asian and international business environment to create and manage natural resource companies on a global basis. He has also consulted for and lead multi-million-dollar M&A transactions on behalf of Private Equity Groups.
Michael is an experienced and highly regarded speaker. His experience, enlightened insights and impressive track record have made him a sought-after financial market commentator appearing regularly on major business TV channels.
Previously Thomas was a director of AIMS Financial Group and Deputy General Manager at the Sydney Stock Exchange for the greater China region, where he successfully built an IPO-origination and fund raising team with a focus on China and Hong Kong’s financial institutions. Thomas was head of Asia at Bullion Capital - Australian Bullion Exchange (ABX) covering Shanghai Gold Exchange, CGSE Hong Kong and numbers of Chinese commodity and precious metals exchanges.
Thomas maintains an extensive working network with Chinese listed companies in the resources sector and has in-depth connections with asset managers, family offices and buy-side funds specialising in commodities and resources. Thomas is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Ruhan oversees the legal aspects of our operations and is responsible for all legal related matters required by our business. Prior to joining Airguide, he practiced at a law firm focused on cross border matters and has experience with a wide range of commercial transactions spanning merger and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other complex corporate matters. Ruhan graduated with a LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Desmond works closely with the management of Airguide in recommending investment decisions through fundamental analysis and industry research. Prior to joining the team, he was part of Rio Tinto’s Commercial Graduate Program where he rotated across the Commercial Finance and Strategic Procurement function of the business. Desmond graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy, second major in Finance, from Singapore Management University and is currently a CFA Level III Candidate and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
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