Eric Schaer

Finance and Private Investment Expert in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Eric Schaer is an executive with over 20 years of experience in the areas of international finance and private investment. Having particular expertise in structured finance, Eric has led investments in natural resources, fintech, and education, and has advised on over EUR $2 billion of transactions. Although based in Azerbaijan, he has worked throughout China, SE Asia, GCC, CIS, and East Africa.

Eric’s professional affiliations include serving as Chairman of Omni World Holdings, a pioneer of investment solutions in the CIS and GCC states in areas of natural resources, tourism and finance.

Previously, Eric Schaer served as the founder of a technical consulting firm that provided professional services to the private and military sector throughout the US and Europe. It was later sold to a private investment group based in Greenwich, CT for whom he subsequently worked in various management positions.

Additionally, Eric assisted in developing, revitalizing, and managing next generation technology firms. This has included managing several successful acquisitions, including turnarounds of distressed businesses. He served as a Director of a leading private investment and consulting firm specializing in financing and acquisitions of software services and development firms, and both domestic and “near-shore” technology outsourcing businesses.

Eric supports President Clinton’s Millennium Foundation and was previously chosen as an Ambassador for the Foundation’s New York event. He has served on various advisory boards including: Chairman of the Latin American Chapter of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, Microsoft Advisory Council, Board of Directors of COMDEX Latin America.

Eric Schaer is fluent in English and Spanish.