About Us

We are global dealmakers with a successful track record of creating leading companies from the ground up. We are committed to using our significant contact base and capability to support our own investments, our clients and all our relationships within the various industry sectors we have targeted.

White City Ventures is a private trust headed by Shahal Khan. Shahal's extensive international network and access to proprietary deal flow have helped WCV develop and invest in a deal and asset base that is unavailable in the general market.

Shahal Khan | Founder

Shahal`s career as an investor, entrepreneur spans over 22 years. His investments encompass Telecoms, Energy, Mining, Natural Resources and various Industrial sectors. He has been directly responsible for syndication of over $5b USD in equity for projects as a principal through his family trust White City Ventures where he is Chairman. Recently he has been appointed Chairman of Colt Middle East, an Exploration company focused on the development of world class resources in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Shahal is also a Senior Advisor to the Board of Colt Resources, a TSX listed exploration company with mining assets in Portugal. Finally Shahal is a partner of GlobalTurk Capital, a merchant bank based in Istanbul and focused on the Turkish Market.

Shahal was founder of a tier one bank in Bahrain, Fortune Investment House, that had a paid up capital of one billion USD and was focused on real estate investments in Bahrain and Northern Cyprus. He was also founder of Global Voice Telecom, one of the first companies to receive a license for voice over the internet in 1997, this company was subsequently merged into a Nasdaq company. Shahal was CEO of Centile, a software company located in the South of France, which was sold to the European Development Bank in 2008.

Shahal was born in New York, educated at American University and Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. His family background can be traced back to the Mogul nobility in the South Asian region and to several of the old prominent Nawab families. Shahal has used this familial history to endeavor to maintain links in the region and also to create sustainable investment opportunities which will allow economic development and cooperation to develop and strengthen.

Alun Richards | President & CEO

Alun grew up in Pakistan and Malaysia before attending University in the UK where he graduated with a B Sc. in Biochemistry and subsequently an MBA before starting his career in Scandinavia where he worked for a major biomedical subsidiary of Dupont and assumed sole responsibility for the entire region.

He then worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry in a variety of senior leadership positions with global players including Verizon, GE and Key Corp. During this time he was in charge of businesses in the UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and Europe and had responsibility for the management of a range of financial portfolios totalling over $3Bn.

He also originated, participated and successfully completed a number of major acquisitions and integrations of businesses in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain and the UK totalling over $40BN in asset value. He was the Managing Director of emerging European countries at GE Capital Equipment Finance, a Director of GE Capital Bank Spain and Managing Director of all major Customer relationships for GE Capital Finance Europe. He was then appointed the CEO of Key Equipment Finance Europe the only major European subsidiary of Key Bank Corporation as well as the non-executive chairman of Critical Eye a rapidly growing senior executive level networking business.

He has been a senior advisor to several PE investors and firms with a focus on the Financial Services, Renewable Energy, Mining, Oil and Gas and Technology Industries. Alun is currently the President and CEO of Trinity White City Ventures a private investment advisor and family office as well as Chief Investment Officer of Colt Resources Middle East an emerging mining developer and operator with world class opportunities in Pakistan and Afghanistan.