Brent De Jong

Chief Executive Officer at Zaff LLC

Brent De Jong

Brent De Jong

Chief Executive Officer at Zaff LLC

Career Highlights

De Jong Capital LLC
Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd.
Zaff LLC

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Executive Director, Chief Executive at Ashmore Group Plc

Partner at Sayad, Reichstul & Luna

Founder at Castlelake LP

Director at Asian Genco Pte Ltd.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at GB Minerals Ltd.

Senior Portfolio Manager at Ashmore Investment Management Ltd.

Senior Portfolio Manager at Ashmore Investment Management Ltd.

Senior Portfolio Manager & Head of Local Currency at Ashmore Investment Management Ltd.

President at Cina & Associates

Senior Portfolio Manager at Ashmore Investment Management Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Zaff LLC
Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Career History
2016 - Current

Castlelake invests across a variety of in alternative assets, sub-performing loans, corporate special situations, dislocated industries and is an experienced leader in aircraft ownership and servicing. The firm invests across globe.Castlelake focuses on investment opportunities in global alternative assets and middle market corporate special situations. Their focus areas are: (1) global aviation finance and assets (2) European non-performing loans and assets (3) US assets (4) US and European middle market corporate special situations and (5) dislocated industries.Castlelake typically invests in buyout and debt transactions.

Managing Partner
2011 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
2011 - Current

Zaff LLC provides investment advice services. It specializes in distressed investments in private and public companies and in real estate assets. The company was founded by Brent William de Jong in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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Chairman of the Board
2016 - Current

Itafos engages in the mining, production, and exploration of phosphate fertilizers. It operates through the following business segments: Itafos Arraias SSP Operations, Development and Exploration, and Corporate. The Development and Exploration segment is comprised of activities related to the Itafos Santana Phosphate Project, the Itafos Araxa Project and equity investees. The Corporate segment is consist of activities related to administrative expenses in Brazil, United States, Barbados, Cayman Islands, and the Netherlands. The company was founded by Peter J. Marrone and Antenor F. Silva Jr. on July 9, 1999 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

2014 - Current

GB Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian is a development company, which engages in the mining exploration. It operates through North America and Africa geographical segment. Its focuses in Farim Phosphate Project. The company was founded on July 24, 2007 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.


Asian Genco Pte Ltd. provides infrastructure development and management services. It operates hydro power projects in Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh; gas based and coal fired thermal projects in Andhra Pradesh; and a wind farm in Gujarat. The company was founded in November 2004 and is headquartered in Singapore.

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ETH Zurich is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and management university. It is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education, and Research. ETH Zurich is consistently rated among the top universities in the world. It is considered the best university in continental Europe by the Shanghai Ranking ARWU, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the QS World University Ranking. It is currently ranked 4th in Europe overall, and 8th best university in the world in engineering, science, and technology. Twenty-one Nobel Prizes have been awarded to students and professors of the institute in the past. The most famous of them is Albert Einstein in 1921 and the most recent is Richard F. Heck in 2010. It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU); and a member of the CESAER network. ETH Zurich was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve as a national center of excellence in science and technology, and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry.

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
2007 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2007 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

Washington, DC, United States
15th Annual IFC Global Private Equity Conference

Washington, DC, United States
14th Annual IFC Global Private Equity Conference

IFC's Annual Global Private Equity Conference is a two-day main conference forum—attended by over 875 representatives of the industry's leading institutional investors and fund managers, including over 320 LPs—is the keystone to a week of events in Washington, D.C. focusing on EM PE investing.

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