An international finance executive with a background in major international banks, factoring and trade finance, financial markets, financial start-ups, international relationships, investment funds and other financial service and private equity providers resulting in a very broad cross section of experience in the financial area.
Education in Banking and International Finance at Melbourne University, Queensland University of Technology, Australian Securities Institute. 20 years of experience in executive management, business development, financial risk management and advisory; dealing room and financial risk trading, sales and structuring experience; Providing executive-level support for fund raising, strategic partnerships, Go-to-Market strategy, global and local market expansion strategy, corporate finance, M&A and investment strategy.
- Experienced in the Russian market, advising international investors into Russia and helping Russian businesses raise capital internationally.
- Experienced in developing and providing investment and funding solutions for start-ups and high growth businesses from Venture Capital and Private Equity investors to Sovereign Wealth funds.
Transformed a business idea from a Russian entrepreneur and made it into an internationally investable successful fintech, creating structures, policies and procedures as CEO of the start-up, then attracting, negotiating and delivering half a billion dollars in investment and senior finance to the business from global investors at a trade finance fintech start-up.
Created, built and led the London and North American team for FX risk management for a large international bank, working as an outsourced risk advisory, structuring and solutions group for FTSE 250 companies and major hedge funds and investment funds.
Worked in Russia, UK, Australia, Netherlands, USA.
Worked with Virgin Group, Lone Star Funds, Citadel, PIMCO, KKR, Carlyle Group, BlackRock, MBK
Walter Colebatch joined CBA as M&A Advisor in Russia in September 2021.