Taweesuk Srisumrid

Taweesuk (Jack) Srisumrid

Director, Reading FC


Jack brings over 18 years of successful working experience in financial advisory, investments, and strategic consulting projects. He has particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions, financial and valuation analysis, strategic review and analysis, and deal structuring and negotiations.

His work has contributed to successful transactions for the group and its clients, including financial advisory for the main shareholders of PT Bumi Resources Tbk. and PT Berau Coal Energy Tbk. that led to their $3 Billion reverse takeover transaction in 2011 that created Bumi PLC, the first major Indonesian business to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Jack also led the successful takeover of Manchester City Football Club Plc. in July 2007 from the London AIM public equity market for an enterprise value of about US$150 million, and then the subsequent successful exit and highly-profitable sale of the business in September 2008 to H.H. Sheikh Mansoor’s Abu Dhabi United Group. As part of Empire Asia’s role in building value in Manchester City Football Club through new player acquisitions as well as new corporate sponsorships and brand building, Jack took an active role in serving as an Executive Director on the Board and as Deputy CFO on the management team.

Prior to joining the Empire Asia Group, Jack was a Director at UBS Warburg in the Mergers & Acquisitions group in New York, and Investment Banking Associate with Morgan Stanley in Thailand, and an analyst with Andersen Consulting’s Strategic Services group in New York. Jack received his BA in Economics from Yale University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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