A leader with broad based knowledge of on-line start-ups, real estate development and project finance in Asia, Mr. Blocker brings more than two decades of experience in capital raising, corporate finance and commercial real estate to IC Partners Limited. Established in January 2011, and based in Bangkok, Thailand, IC Partners serves as a financial advisor and investor for a number of on-line startups as well serves as an investment and asset manager for a number of hospitality related investment joint venture investments and family offices in Southeast Asia. IC Partners works with various capital partners, venture capital funds, family offices and numerous international hotel operators and advises investors on development planning, capital raising, deal structuring and contractual matters in the hospitality and residential segments.
He is also an Executive Director of AJT Holdings Pte. Ltd. which owns the Wellity and DrMap brands and is a wellness management platform for hospitality, senior living and standalone medical/wellness clinics in ASEAN.
His previous engagements include appointment as Chief Development Officer in 2007 for InVision Hospitality Co., Ltd. and Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance for Gannon International Ltd. and Managing Director of Gannon Realty (Thailand) from 1999-2007 overseeing the company's real estate and industrial development projects in both Thailand and Vietnam.
Mr. Blocker earned an MBA at the Kenan‐Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina‐Chapel Hill, with honors. He currently serves as a Trustee of The Kenan Institute Asia. Mr. Blocker served as a Governor and Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand from 2004 to 2007 and is currently Chairman of AMCHAM’s Travel & Tourism Committee.
“"It’s been really good. For a first event, the numbers are good, and we’ve had some very positive feedback from the owners that we’ve invited here. We’ve had some really good conversation with partners and potential owners. The atmosphere has been really good - I think the tours of Bangkok yesterday which allowed people to get to know each other on an informal basis was a great idea. I’m sure the event will grow from here."
Douglas Martell, chairman & CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group