Natalia Simakina

Natalia is a Director in Kerogen Capital’s Investment and Portfolio Management team based in London. Natalia has over 9 years of experience in investments and corporate finance in the natural resources sector. She is responsible for deal origination, transaction structuring and execution, as well as portfolio management, with a primary focus on the European region. Prior to joining Kerogen Capital, Natalia worked at Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking group in New York and London advising global energy and mining companies.

Natalia holds MSc in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam and MSc in Strategic Finance Management from Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Natalia is also a CFA charter holder.


Tushar Kumar

Tushar is a Partner of Kerogen Capital’s Investment and Portfolio Management Team. He is a senior member of the investments team in London, responsible for the management of the firm’s European investments and other key relationships in Europe. Tushar has over 18 years’ experience in investments and corporate finance in the energy industry. He was formerly Executive Director at Morgan Stanley’s Natural Resources Investment Banking group in London, and had previously worked with Kerogen team members at J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong. Tushar is also a Non-Executive Director of Pandion Energy and IGas Energy.

Tushar holds a BTech in computer science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He is also a CFA charter holder.


Jason Cheng

Jason Cheng is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Kerogen Capital. Jason co-founded Kerogen and its predecessor Ancora Capital in 2007. Jason is responsible for the overall running of the firm, its investment strategy and digital transformation, portfolio construction and risk management, as well as sourcing and providing senior oversight on the portfolio. Jason has around 30 years’ commercial experience across investing, operations and investment banking. He was formerly Managing Director of Jade International Capital Partners Limited in Beijing, and had previously worked in energy investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Schroders. Jason is also a Non-Executive Director of Pandion Energy, Buried Hill and HKN Energy.

Jason holds a Masters degree (Finance and Management) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelors degree (Economics and Econometrics) from the University of Melbourne.


Alan Parsley

Dr Alan Parsley is an Advisory Board Member and chairs the Technical Committee at Kerogen Capital. He has over 45 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, predominantly at Shell, where he held senior positions including Global Head of Exploration, Head of New Business Ventures. In his later career, he became Chairman of Shell Australia and Chief Executive of Shell Syria. He formerly served as a member of the board of Woodside Petroleum Ltd and is currently the Chairman of the board of Pandion Energy, and a Non-Executive Director of Buried Hill.

Alan graduated from the University of Edinburgh and holds a BSc and a PhD in Geology. He was a member of the Court of Heriot-Watt University from 2005 to 2011.