Werner Schmidt

Chairman, Seabury International Holdings Inc. & Seabury Capital LLC
Chief Executive Officer, Sole Owner, NorthCapital Holding ApS
1350 Avenue of the Americas
31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 284 1150
Fax: +1 212 284 1144

Mr. Schmidt is Chairman of Seabury Capital LLC and its parent company, Seabury International Holdings Inc. (“SIH”).  NorthCapital Holding became a significant minority shareholder of SIH as of July 2018.  Previously, Mr. Schmidt served on the board of directors of Seabury Deutschland GmbH from 2003 to 2008.  Mr. Schmidt is focused on supporting Seabury’s new fund management businesses as well as an expansion of Seabury’s investment banking businesses.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Schmidt has built a personal fortune of significant size through financial entrepreneurship, banking, mining, minerals trading, investments in precious stones and diamonds, art, real estate and other areas.  Mr. Schmidt is CEO and sole owner of NorthCapital Holding ApS which is headquartered in Copenhagen,  Denmark.  He is also sole owner of SouthCapital Holding, a private holding company for much of Mr. Schmidt’s private wealth businesses.

NCH operates in the gemstone, iron ore, copper and limestone mining industries and through controlling investments in companies in the finance, manufacturing, biotech and pharmaceutical businesses.  With its stock of rough gemstones, NorthCapital is one of the world’s largest investors in this sector. NCH is also the world’s largest supplier of rough gemstones, especially emeralds and alexandrites with offices in Sao Paulo, Goiania, Campo Verde and Fortaleza.  In Fortaleza, NorthCapital works closely with the UFC Geological Institute and the state mine supervision authority, CPRM Brasil.

Mr. Schmidt is a German citizen, and studied accounting, business administration and mining at RWTH Aachen (1982-1987).  He founded his first engineering company in 1984, while completing additional training in open casting mining at Rheinbraun AG, Koln (1984-1985).  He further developed his mining experience at Sophia Jacoba, Huckelhoven (1986-1987).  In the mining sector, he has worked for Saarbergwerke AG, Rheinbraun AG and Robecco.  Mr. Schmidt is the advisor to the local governments and agencies in Campo Verde and Coop Verde.

Mr. Schmidt started his professional career with Inform / Arthur Andersen Consulting from 1987-1989, and is sole partner with PADETEC Universadade Federal do Ceara’.  From 1995-2000, Mr. Schmidt was general partner of the closed end fund series of Grundwert – FONDs.