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Darius Daubaras, WG’03

Senior Advisor in Corporate Finance and Project Advisory
Saudi Aramco

Darius Daubaras, WG’03, has over 18 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and investment management. Darius started his investment banking career at Citigroup in 1997. He worked on M&A advisory and capital raising transactions for clients in the telecoms and media sector, including British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, LG Telecom and Unisys.

Darius joined Credit Suisse in 2004 to focus on client coverage and transaction execution across emerging markets, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. He advised clients on high-profile transactions, such as the privatization and IPO of Telecom Egypt, IPO of Sistema Group, IPO of LSR Group, acquisition of controlling-equity stake in the largest Polish telecom operator Polkomtel, as well as financing the acquisition of Irish telecom operator Eircom by Babcock & Brown.

In 2008, he was invited to join Lord Rothschild’s investment management firm Spencer House Capital Management, where he managed private equity investments at Tau Capital PLC. Darius developed and managed private equity investments in growth companies in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region.

In 2010, Spencer House Capital Management made a strategic decision to exit from managing Tau Capital; subsequently, Darius joined BNP Paribas as the Head of Equity Capital Markets team for Russia, CIS, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Following his role at BNP Paribas, Darius was invited to join J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a senior banker to assist in developing the firm’s client relationships in emerging markets. By early 2015, Darius decided to transition into a corporate development role and joined the Corporate Finance and Project Advisory team at Saudi Aramco, where he has been focusing on advising the company’s senior management on M&A transactions, joint ventures, and financing projects.

Darius is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the supervisory board of Lietuvos energija (Lithuanian energy), the largest energy company in the Baltics.

Darius graduated with a BS/BA degree in finance with highest honors from the University of Denver, an MBA degree in finance from the Wharton School, and a Masters of Studies in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

He is a Lithuanian national with permanent residence in London and divides his time between Saudi Arabia, the UK, and Lithuania.