Stephane De Baets
Stephane De Baets is the Founder and President of Elevated Returns, an asset management company that manages assets across a range of service industries, including hospitality, real estate and a number of consumer brands. Mr. De Baets founded Elevated Returns, which is the majority owner of our Manager, and has served as its chief executive officer and president since its formation in April 2014.
Stephane has approximately 20 years of experience in asset management, financial structuring, and M&A. He has advised companies in both Asia and the US and has significant experience and professional networks in both real estate and hospitality.
Since April 2008, Mr. De Baets had been Managing Partner at OptAsia Capital Co., Ltd., a professional financial advisory firm located in Bangkok, Thailand, which is focused on Asian-based transactions and outbound investments for Thai nationals. From February 2003 to April 2008, Mr. De Baets served as head of corporate finance in Bangkok at Grant Thornton LLP, where he advised listed and unlisted companies in their mergers and acquisitions and capital raising strategies. From February 1999 to March 2001, Mr. De Baets served as director at Devonshire Capital, a boutique investment bank. Mr. De Baets also assisted in structuring and executing several takeovers of listed and unlisted companies.
Education and Affiliations
He speaks French, English, Dutch and Thai. Education Masters – Universität Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Business School Management Sciences, Finance, and Marketing.