Sampath Kumar – Associate Partner
Real Estate Development/Physical Commodities Trading
Sampath Kumar is a New York based deal maker with nearly three decades of international / U.S Senior Management banking experience in India, the U.S, the U.K and the Middle East and cutting edge expertise in International Correspondent Banking, International Trade Financing, Treasury Management, Credit Management & Marketing, Private Debt & Equity Financing and Foreign Exchange Risk Exposure Management.
Besides being one of the Blackhawk’s key partners responsible for the Firm’s expansion in the emerging markets of the Middle East and India, Sampath is also CEO/President of Comp Systems Inc, a privately held corporation that advises large Arab groups out of Dubai (UAE) & has deep & close connections with Oil Rig owners, Government owned Oil Majors in South America, investment banks in the United Arab Emirates and Private Equity firms in both the U.S and the U.K.
Through close affiliations, Mr. Kumar has built up over the years prized relationships with High Net worth entities and individuals including Single/Multi Family offices both in the U.S & South Asia.
Mr. Kumar headed an Arab International bank’s North American operation as the Executive Vice President/ Country Head & General Manager in New York for five years.
Prior to that, he had the responsibility of Group Treasury of the bank headquartered in Dubai as Group Treasurer & directed the resources of all the trading desks in different major centers of the world including the U.K, the U.S & Hong Kong.
Mr. Kumar holds a BA in Commerce (with Distinction) from Chennai, India, an MBA from Mumbai University- India & is a Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers- India.