Mr. Samuel is a Managing Director in the Ares SSG Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Samuel was an Executive Director at SSG Group, where he focused on analyzing, structuring and executing distressed, non-performing loans and special situation investments across Asia. Previously, Mr. Samuel was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong, where he focused on the structuring and execution of high yield and leveraged finance loans in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, Mr. Samuel was an Associate at Nomura International Plc, Hong Kong, where he was a Research Analyst working in the high yield, distressed and special situations space. Mr. Samuel began his career as an Associate with the Special Situations Team at Lehman Brothers Asia. Mr. Samuel serves on the Board of Directors of Alpha Capital Management Co Ltd. Mr. Samuel holds a B.E. from the Birla Institute of Technology in Computer Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.