A leader with broad based knowledge of real estate development and project finance in Asia, Mr. Blocker brings more than two decades of experience in corporate finance and commercial real estate to IC Partners Limited (formerly Z-I Capital Partners Ltd) (www.z-icapitalpartners.com). Established in January 2011, and based in Bangkok, Thailand , IC Partners servers as a fund and asset manager for a number of hospitality related investment joint ventures investments and funds in Southeast Asia. IC Partners supports the business development undertakings of Bangkok, Thailand based Zinc | InVision Hospitality Group (www.zinchospitality.com) and also works with other international hotel operators and investors. He remains an active director and shareholder of Zinc|InVision Hospitality Group.
IC Partners also has development and financial structuring capabilities in both commercial and industrial asset classes witin SE Asia and the US. IC Partners works closely with two family offices for direct investments under a managed account structure. His previous engagements include appointment as Chief Development Officer in 2007 for InVision Hospitality Co., Ltd. which merged with Zinc Holdings Inc. in December 2010 to form Zinc | InVision Hospitality Group 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.
1997‐2000 Mr. Blocker served as Chairman and CFO of Asian Trade Alliance, Inc., which later merged with Gannon International. From 1984 to 1997 he was a Senior Banker for Corporate Finance and Vice President of the original Wachovia Corporation, a financial services company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
In 1992 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. He is also a current member of Kenan-Flagler Business School’s International Board of Advisors. Mr. Blocker is a 1984 graduate of Hampden‐Sydney College in Virginia, with honors. 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.