Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced and accomplished financial services executive, with over 23 years of international banking experience. RaniJarkas is the Chairman and CEO of Cedrus Group and its member of the group companies worldwide. The firm is a global boutique investment banking firm he founded over seventeen years ago with focus on biotechnology, nanotechnology, natural resources, energy, cleantech, etc.
Rani Jarkas is frequently invited as an expert and guest speaker on both China’s One Belt One Road initiatives and Life Sciences industry at the Mines & Money conferences, 121 Oil and Tech Investment Conferences, CNBC, Hong Kong and Australia Biotech Invest & Partnering Conferences. Moreover, he is appointed as an Advisory Board Member for the Mines and Money Conferences in the Greater China Region.
Prior to founding Cedrus Group, Rani Jarkas had held senior-level asset management positions at some of the world’s leading investment firms, including JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and CIBC Oppenheimer.
During his tenure at CIBC, he was the Executive Director – Investments, a member of the exclusive Chairman’s Council and consistently ranked among the top-25 Portfolio Managers managing money for pension funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. At Merrill Lynch, he was repeatedly ranked as one of the top Senior Financial Advisors for the firm. Mr. Jarkas’ clients are sophisticated investors, including corporations (public and private), pension funds and high-net-worth individuals from around the globe. During his tenure at JP Morgan Chase, Mr. Jarkas was a member of the executive corporate strategy team that took multiple Silicon Valley-based technology and Biotechnology companies public.
Rani T Jarkas is a Certified Financial Manager and holds B.A.s in Finance and Accounting from Georgia State University. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Jarkas was the number one squash player and among the top-ten players in the U.S. for six consecutive years.