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Ramesh Kana

Hi, I am Ramesh Kana

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

With a distinguished career spanning over 35 years, Ramesh Kana offers a wealth of international expertise across various industries, including oil & gas, chemicals, investment banking, private equity, and accounting.

He is currently Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Radstone Capital Partners Limited, a British-Australian Fund Manager. Ramesh brings together a track record of leadership and success in the global corporate, financial and sustainability sector. Climate Change Advisory and Carbon Financing are key areas of competence via its dedicated Radstone Climate Solutions division.

Prior to his current role, Ramesh held the position of Group Chief Executive Officer at Emery Oleochemicals Group, a 185-year-old multinational headquartered in Malaysia, with origins in Cincinnati, USA. Emery is a globally respected leader in commodity and specialty oleochemicals with significant manufacturing, distribution, sales and R&D presence in North America, Germany, Japan, Brazil, and Malaysia.

Ramesh’s career includes his tenure as an Investment Banker with a prestigious Sydney-based corporate finance and advisory firm. During this time, he also served as Chairman of an Australian Stock Exchangelisted mining services company and later as Chief Financial Officer for another Australian Stock Exchange listed company – Lynas Rare Earths Limited. Ramesh played a pivotal role as a founding Director of AAP Carbon Limited, a specialized carbon emissions reduction project developer headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The majority of Ramesh’s professional life was dedicated to the Royal Dutch Shell Group, where he held senior positions in Australia, China, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, and Malaysia. Notable accomplishments within Shell include leading a global Mergers & Acquisitions team for the Liquified Petroleum Gas business out of London, providing strategic financial leadership, successfully revitalizing distressed business units in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea while stationed in Beijing, and offering senior-level guidance in Finance & IT across 35 countries in the Caribbean & Central America, based in Santo Domingo.

Between 2016 and 2022, Ramesh served as the Chairperson of the United Nations Global Compact Network (Malaysia & Brunei), actively championing issues related to Sustainable Development Goals within the corporate sector. This high profile role garnered him numerous accolades and established him as a sought-after speaker within the investment community. In 2021, Ramesh was appointed to the Strategic Advisory Board of the Global Islamic Impact Investment Forum in London, a position he continues to retain.

Ramesh holds the esteemed titles of Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs and Chartered Accountant in Malaysia. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Enterprise & Innovation, both earned from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. He was also honored as a Sir “Weary” Dunlop Asialink Scholar.

Ramesh Kana’s exceptional professional journey is a testament to his expertise and leadership in the international business landscape.

Email: rameshkana@radstonecapital.com
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