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Top Influencers: 101 UK Managing Director’s To Follow in 2022

Managing Director, GS Growth play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Managing Director, GS Growth role. We have selected these Managing Director, GS Growth’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

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Christian Resch

Managing Director, GS Growth @ Goldman Sachs

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Christian Resch joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 and is a Managing Director responsible for growth equity investments. Christian typically invests between $20m and $200m of capital in individual transaction. Christian holds a Bachelor or Science from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Christian Resch on Crunchbase…

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Neil McRae

Managing Director and Chief Architect @ BT Global Services

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Named after Neil Armstrong, Neil has a personal purpose of working to connect as many people together as possible, and this is been a driving force in his career. Since the early nineties Neil has been a leading innovator in the Internet and Telecommunications industry: from using open software to create one of the first service providers in the UK, to building several Global Telecommunications and Internet Networks. Neil has significant knowledge and experience in IP technologies and also significant experience with Optical, Mobile, Voice, xDSL, MPLS and Ethernet. He ran Network Engineering at COLT for ten years, (where he also contributed to COLT’s datacentre build) and ran Network Engineering at Cable and Wireless for four years. For the last four years Neil has led BT’s global network strategy, culminating in extending BT’s leading position in the Gartner magic quadrant, and supporting significant global network expansion. In addition, Neil has worked to expand BT’s footprint and capability in the UK, from BT’s fibre network through to Ethernet, Broadband and TV services. Neil is one of two ‘Distinguished Engineers’ in BT. Neil has been involved in the start-up of many internet governance and supporting organisations, and has been a non-executive director of the London Internet Exchange for fifteen years. Neil has studied leadership and management at Sloan School of Management. He is married with one daughter and has a passion for motorsports and technology. Learn more about Neil McRae on Crunchbase…

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Nathan Luckey

Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets @ Macquarie Group

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Nathan is a Managing Director in Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and holds a number of non-executive directorship roles for companies within MIRA’s investment portfolio. Nathan is a qualified Mechanical Engineer, with expertise across the utilities, telecommunications, transportation and media sectors. Learn more about Nathan Luckey on Crunchbase…

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Mahesh Kolli

Founder, President, and Joint Managing Director @ Greenko Group

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Greenko is the largest renewable energy company in India with over $6 billion in investments and operating 5000MW of energy assets across 15 states in thecountry. Mahesh Kolli, a young & dynamic first-generation serial entrepreneur. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering, he has successfully founded and developed multiple businesses in Information Technology, Environmental Technologies, Clean Energy and Urban Infrastructure sectors over the last decade. His entrepreneurial journey started with an environmental solutions company focused on technology transfer from developed markets to India. Mahesh believes in creating infrastructure that has a lasting social impact while contributing to the growing demands of India as a nation and has always strived to contribute to the growth of the country thorough establishing suchbusinesses. Mahesh made his mark in the Indian Energy Sector by co-founding Greenko Group, a focused clean energy company along with Mr. Anil Chalamalasetty in 2006. Greenko is India’s leading Integrated Power Player & is replacing fossil fuel dependency with digitized, decentralized & decarbonized energy solutions. Mahesh is a keen participant and panelist in various investor forums and interacts with regulatory authorities and policy makers to ensure the development of the clean energy sector in India. In Feb 2019 the CEO club India awarded Mahesh with the “Unicorn Award ” for Greenko, for its exponential growth in ten years of operation to become the largest clean energy company operating in India . Outside of work, Mahesh stays in close touch with his roots and contributes towards the development of skilled individuals who can play a constructive role in India’s future. Learn more about Mahesh Kolli on Crunchbase…

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Monica Hyerim Lee

Founder & CEO / Managing Director @ FrontRow Global

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Ben Starr

Founder and Managing Director @ 15 Marketing

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Ben Starr is an internet entrepreneur who founded and is the current managing director of 15 Marketing. With a degree from The University of Birmingham in Accounting and Finance, he spurned offers from major accounting firms and started his career in American online sports betting. He moved into UK e-gaming in 2005, focusing primarily within the online bingo vertical. Gaining experience at Herotech, Cashcade and Party Gaming, he founded marketing agency 15 Marketing in December of 2009. A keen sportsman, Ben spends his spare time keeping fit by playing football, squash and basketball. He lives in North London with his wife and at time of writing, one child. Hard working but never one for corporate life, he founded 15 Marketing with the requirement of a relaxed dress code and an open plan office. He is known for regularly working 18 hour days, treating his laptop like he would his child and appearing in the office as early as 4am. He is a fanatical basketball fan who follows the NBA avidly, making trips to the USA whenever he can to watch a live game. Founded Jumpman Gaming, October 2012. Learn more about Ben Starr on Crunchbase…

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Ilya Kondrashov

Co-founder & Managing Director @ MarketFinance

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Having spent three years working within one of the world’s largest legacy financial institutions, Ilya was exposed to the outdated service banks were providing to private businesses. He realised that business owners felt let down by their bank, and set out to build a better alternative. He also represents MarketInvoice in its efforts to promote transparency and fairness within the alternative finance industry, sitting on multiple compliance and regulatory bodies including the P2PFA. Learn more about Ilya Kondrashov on Crunchbase…

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Gabriel Caillaux

Co-President, Managing Director and Head of EMEA @ General Atlantic

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Gabriel Caillaux is Co-President, Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in EMEA. He is also a member of the firm’s Management and Investment Committees. Since joining the firm in 2004, Gabriel has helped expand the firm’s investment focus across the greater European region to include Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He focuses on investments in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. Before joining General Atlantic, Gabriel worked in the telecoms, media & technology division at Merrill Lynch in London and New York. Learn more about Gabriel Caillaux on Crunchbase…

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Peter F Gallagher

Founder, Managing Director @ a2B Advisory Consulting

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Peter is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Expert, International Corporate Conference Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach. Ranked #1 Global Thought Leaders and Influencer on Change Management (May 2021 & 2020) by Thinkers360. Top 50 Business and Technology Books – Thinkers360: Change Management Adoption – Jul 2021 Change Management Handbook – Dec 2020 Change Management Pocket Guide – Jan 2020 Peter consults, speaks, and writes on the Leadership of Change®. For the last 30 years he has worked in over 30 countries for some of the world’s largest and most successful organisations. He has helped these organisations, their leaders and employees deliver change, improvement, and transformation. Consulting – Change Leadership Alignment: At the start of an organisation change journey, Peter asks all leaders: “Do you have a change vision? Are you aligned on your strategic objectives? Are you a high performing team? Does your team have change leadership skills to lead the change or improvement that your organisation is facing?” He then works with the leadership team to develop a solution. Keynotes – Leadership of Change®: ~ Three Key Responsibilities for Organisational Change Leaders ~ Aligning Leadership Teams to Lead Organisational Change ~ 10 Change Management Lessons Learned that Leaders SHOULD Know Change Management Gamification Workshops (Virtual or Face-to-face): ~ Leadership ~ Adoption ~ Behaviour Author: Leadership of Change – Change Management Body of Knowledge: 1 – Change Management Fables 2 – Change Management Pocket Guide 3 – Change Management Handbook 4 – Change Management Leadership 5 – Change Management Adoption A – Change Management Gamification Leadership B – Change Management Gamification Adoption Coming in 2021 6 – Change Management Behaviour 7 – Change Management Sponsorship C – Change Management Gamification Behaviour https://amzn.to/3rxIVjj Peter has an MBA (Distinction) from the Robert Gordon University. He is an American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality, and one of the ‘First 500’ globally Certified Change Management Professionals™ (CCMP™) with the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). He also holds three certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Board Member: Vice President of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) UK Speaker Association: VSA International E-mail: [email protected] Consulting: https://www.a2b.consulting/ Speaking: https://www.peterfgallagher.com/ Learn more about Peter F Gallagher on Crunchbase…

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Chris Bischoff

Managing Director @ General Catalyst

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Chris joined General Catalyst in May 2021 to co-lead their efforts in Europe as well as in healthcare globally. He previously led the investment team at Kinnevik (STO:KINV-A/B), Europe’s leading listed growth investor, overseeing the London office and all investments outside of the Nordics. Earlier in his career, Chris was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International in the TMT team. Learn more about Chris Bischoff on Crunchbase…

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Gaby Salem

Managing Director @ Wharton Asset Management Company Limited

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Gaby is the founder and Managing Director of Wharton Asset Management, a private London based family office specialising in private equity investment in diverse sectors including healthcare and biotechnology. Gaby has over 20 years of experience in finance and investment. He is the co-founder of Rexgenero bringing together the licence partner, the investors and management team within Rexgenero. He represents the principal shareholders and funders of Rexgenero. Learn more about Gaby Salem on Crunchbase…

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Keld van Schreven

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ KR1 plc

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Keld is cofounder of KR1 UKs leading crypto investment public company. First investors in Melonport, Funfair, Rocketpool and Etherisc. Keld is advisor to IXLedger and previously cofounder of several web startups since 1995. www.kryptonite1.co Learn more about Keld van Schreven on Crunchbase…

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Scott Collins

Managing Director and COO @ Summit Partners

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Scott Collins is the Managing Director at Summit Partners. Scott joined Summit Partners in 1996. Scott manages the firm’s London office, which he founded in 2001. Scott is active in Summit’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia. During his 17 years with Summit Partners, Scott has served on the board of directors of more than 25 companies. Currently he is a director of 360T Group, Acturis Limited, AVAST Software, Bigpoint, vente-privee.com and Welltec International. His prior directorships include Dorn Technology Group (acquired by Policy Management Systems Corporation), Elumen Solutions (acquired by Computer Task Group), Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ: HITT), Jamba! AG (acquired by VeriSign), Ogone (acquired by Ingenico), SafeBoot Holdings (acquired by McAfee) and Web Reservations International (acquired by Hellman & Friedman). Prior to Summit, Scott worked as a Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company in the financial institutions group. Scott also served in a variety of U.S. federal government positions, including at the White House and Department of Justice. Scott holds an A.B. degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Scott was captain of the varsity football team and later served as managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. Scott is a former director of the Harvard Alumni Association and remains active in Harvard-related activities. Scott was a founding Trustee of the Private Equity Foundation, a leading venture philanthropy in the U.K. dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth and he served on the board from 2007 to 2012. Scott holds British and U.S. dual citizenship. Scott’s personal interests include sport and fitness, the arts, and spending time with his children. Learn more about Scott Collins on Crunchbase…

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Enrique Perez Hernandez

Managing Director & Head of EMEA Technology Investment Banking @ Morgan Stanley

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Enrique Perez-Hernandez is the Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co Ltd in London. For the last 20 years he’s been the head of EMEA technology and investment banking at Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, asset management and credit services. In 2010 he was promoted and moved from the Madrid offices to London. He previously advised the Madrid branch on takeovers, share and convertible bond issues, and acquisition financing. Enrique is skilled in investment banking, equities, corporate finance, capital markets, business strategy and financial markets. He holds a BA in business administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Learn more about Enrique Perez Hernandez on Crunchbase…

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Chris Caulkin

Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA @ General Atlantic

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Chris Caulkin is a Principal at General Atlantic focusing his efforts on opportunities in the Business Services and Internet & Technology sectors across Eastern and Western Europe. He joined General Atlantic in their London office in 2011 and serves on the board of Studio Moderna. Prior to joining General Atlantic, he worked for Warburg Pincus in London for four years where he focused on investments in the Media, Business Services and Education spaces. Before Warburg Pincus, Chris was an associate at The Boston Consulting Group in London where he worked on a range of Media, Technology and Financial Services projects. Caulkin earned a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge with Distinction in Information & Computer Engineering. He also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2002-2003) and earned a Masters in Finance from London Business School (2009-2011). He has been a Governor of Wembley High Technology College since 2008. Learn more about Chris Caulkin on Crunchbase…

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Han Sikkens

Managing Director and Head of Summit Partners Europe @ Summit Partners

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Han Sikkens joined Summit Partners in 2004. He is a Dutch national and speaks Dutch and English. Prior to Summit, he worked for Scotia Capital and IBM Corporation. Based in Summit’s London office, Han is active in the firm’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia. His board directorships and investments include 360T Group, Acturis Limited, AVAST Software, Flow Traders, Multifonds (IGEFI Group), SafeBoot Holdings (acquired by McAfee) and Welltec International. Han holds a BS in business administration from the University of Groningen, an MSc in international business from the University of Groningen, and an MSc in international finance from the CERAM Graduate School of Management & Technology. Learn more about Han Sikkens on Crunchbase…

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Quentin Griffiths

Co-Founder & Managing Director @ ACHICA

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Quentin set up online fashion phenomenon ASOS.com with Nick Robertson in 2000 and sat on the board with specific responsibility for marketing. The business listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2001 and he left in 2005 once the business achieved profitability. Prior to his involvement with online retail he ran a product placement agency working for blue chip clients like Ford, Mars, Coca-Cola and Carlsberg Tetley. Learn more about Quentin Griffiths on Crunchbase…

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Nigel Walsh

Managing Director, Insurance @ Google

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Kenneth Caplan

Sr. Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer @ Blackstone Group

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Kenneth A. Caplan is a Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer of the Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Kenneth Caplan has been involved in over $100 billion of real estate acquisitions and initiatives in the United States, Europe and Asia. These include major acquisitions such as Equity Office Properties, Hilton Hotels, Trizec Properties and La Quinta. Prior to his current role, Kenneth Caplan was Head of Real Estate Europe. Before joining Blackstone, he was at Lazard Frères & Co. in the real estate investment banking group. Kenneth Caplan received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a John Harvard Scholar. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep. Learn more about Kenneth Caplan on Crunchbase…

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Eamonn Carey

Managing Director @ Techstars London Accelerator

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Eamonn Carey is the Managing Director at Techstars London. He was previously MD at Techstars Connection in partnership with AB InBev in New York, and has been a long term mentor, advisor and angel investor in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. In the past, Eamonn started, succeeded and failed with several startups in Europe and the Middle East – including Farmvillain – an app which some described as the ‘South Park of Facebook’. He first started building games (as an eight year old) to impress girls in the late 1980s. His efforts were unsuccessful. His love for games lived on in spite of that fact. Since then, he has worked with Kiip – helping them establish their footprint and offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Learn more about Eamonn Carey on Crunchbase…

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George Coehlo

Managing Director @ Good Energies

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George Coehlo is the Co-Founder and Partner of Astanor Ventures. He joined Good Energies from Balderton Capital, formerly known as Benchmark Capital, Europe, which he co-founded in 2000. Good Energies has actively invested in technology companies in all stages of development in both Europe and North America. George previously led Intel Corporation’s strategic venture capital investment outside the U.S. and, prior to that, was a founder of the group that evolved to become Intel Capital. He has served in a number of senior positions in corporate finance. George holds a B.S. from The American University and an MBA from The George Washington, D. C. University. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the UK chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). Learn more about George Coehlo on Crunchbase…

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Timm Schipporeit

Managing Director, Head of Europe @ Financial Technology Partners

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Timm has spent his entire career working in the European technology sector, having advised tech companies on more than $20 billion of M&A, IPO and capital raising transactions – including Adyen, Alcatel-Lucent, Autotrader, First Data, SAP, Siemens, Scout24, Supercell, Worldpay, Yandex and Zalando among others. At Index, Timm focuses on venture and growth investments in the DACH region and across Europe. His prior career experience includes 11 years at Morgan Stanley, most recently as an executive director in the European technology investment banking practice. Timm sees a future increasingly shaped by young ambitious entrepreneurs – and believes supporting them today is one of the smartest investments that can be made. Learn more about Timm Schipporeit on Crunchbase…

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Sanoke Viswanathan

Managing Director @ JP Morgan

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Gregory Dewerpe

Managing Director @ A/O PropTech

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Gregory is a seasoned real estate and technology investor with over 15 years of experience across I-Banking, real estate and venture, a multi-billion deal-making history, and a deep understanding of the financial markets, real estate and venture capital eco-systems. A/O Proptech has emerged from AMD Capital, a dedicated real estate investment company ( direct real assets, public real estate markets, and venture) also founded by Gregory after he left I-Banking where he started his career a decade earlier, at Credit Suisse and Citigroup, looking after investments, structuring and financing for Sovereign wealth funds and other large institutions. Gregory sits on the board/advisory board of a variety of companies in the tech and Real estate space including amongst others Placemake.io, Plentific, Wildstone, Fornova, Residently, Livelike and Tiger Media. Gregory is a Swiss national, fluent in English, French and Italian; he attended HEC Lausanne University, London School of Economics (Masters) and Harvard Business School. Gregory is passionate about sports, travelling, nutrition/food-tech, cancer research and fighting the destructive long-lasting impact of bullying amongst children and younger generations. Gregory currently lives between London and Berlin. Learn more about Gregory Dewerpe on Crunchbase…

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Francesco Casiraghi

Managing Director @ Advent International

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Francesco Casiraghi joined Advent in 2007. In addition to managing Advent’s coverage of the Italian market, he is a member of the Industrial team. Prior to Advent, Francesco was at Merrill Lynch, where he worked for five years on the investment banking team in their London, Hong Kong, Rome and Milan offices. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked at Procter & Gamble as a process engineer. Francesco holds an MA in Industrial Engineering from Parma University. Francesco has worked on Advent’s investments in Circet, Laird Limited and Nexi. Learn more about Francesco Casiraghi on Crunchbase…

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Stuart Hennell

Co-Founder & Managing Director @ Watchfinder

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Stuart Hennell is a Co-Founder & Managing Director at Watchfinder • Stuart spent 6 years working on various Major UK and European Projects in the Civil Engineering Industry • He has lots of experience negotiating and developing supplier/client relationships both inside and outside of the UK as well as strong leadership skills and have used them to build a strong and successful team at Watchfinder • Stuart goal is to build Watchfinder into a worldwide brand and a byword for quality products delivered with the highest standards of customer service • Stuart studied Engineering Geology & Geotechnics at University of Portsmouth Learn more about Stuart Hennell on Crunchbase…

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Christian Woolfenden

Managing Director @ Photobox

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Michael Buchen

Managing Director @ Polar Light Ventures

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Michael is the Founder & Managing Director of Polar Light Ventures AG, an investment firm based in Switzerland, focusing on early-stage technology ventures. Previously he was the Managing Director of Dhabi Holdings, a principal investment firm of senior members of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. He joined Dhabi Holdings from Mubadala Investment Company, where he worked in the Special Situations Team. Before Mubadala, he worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Europe, China and the Middle East. Michael currently serves or served on the Boards of a number of companies in the MedTech, Software, AdTech, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Energy, Telecom and Venture Capital space. Learn more about Michael Buchen on Crunchbase…

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Lorenzo Franzi

Co-Founder & Managing Director @ Zipjet

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Lorenzo is Co-Founder & Managing Director of ZipJet. ZipJet is an urban pick-up & delivery service for laundry & dry cleaning in London and Berlin. Previously, Lorenzo worked with McKinsey & Company as a consultant. Prior to McKinsey, he worked with Voice.ee a micro polling start up. Lorenzo started-off his professional career at JP Morgan in London. Lorenzo holds an MBA from INSEAD and Msc in Finance from the University of Maastricht. Learn more about Lorenzo Franzi on Crunchbase…

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Galahad Clark

Founder & Managing Director @ Vivobarefoot

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Galahad Clark is the Founder and Managing Director of Vivobarefoot. Learn more about Galahad Clark on Crunchbase…

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John Hahn

Senior Managing Director @ Providence Equity Partners

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John Hahn is a managing director based in our London office and leads the firm’s European private equity investment activities. He is a director of Digital Platform İletişim Hizmetleri (Digiturk), Grupo Corporativo ONO and UFO Moviez India (UMI). Prior to joining Providence in 2000, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked with Price Waterhouse and Federal Data Corporation. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Learn more about John Hahn on Crunchbase…

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Joel Smalley

Managing Director @ Supercapital Ltd

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Sebastian Peck

Managing Director @ InMotion Ventures

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Sebastian Peck is Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm. Sebastian started his career at the Boston Consulting Group and later joined the TMT advisory team of UBS Investment Bank, providing corporate finance services for telecoms, media and technology clients. Since 2010, Sebastian has been involved in early-stage technology businesses as an investor and operator. As co-founder and CFO / COO of Digital Science, a fast-growing provider of scientific software, he successfully built a business with corporate backing from the ground up. He also established Digital Science as a leading corporate VC, developing its signature investment approach and completing more than fifty early-stage transactions. InMotion Venture’s portfolio currently comprises 15 portfolio companies include ride-hailing service Lyft, usage based insurance company ByMiles, festival travel company Festicket, multi-modal journey planner Transit, roadside assistance provider Urgent.ly, outdoor adventure platform Fatmap, self-driving taxi service Voyage, demand-responsive shuttle service Zeelo and conversational AI developer Wluper. Sebastian also developed the concept for on-demand car booking service THE OUT, a new mobility service InMotion launched in London in April 2019. Sebastian holds an MA in History from the University of Cambridge, an MSc with Distinction in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from London Business School. Learn more about Sebastian Peck on Crunchbase…

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Richard Lowe

Managing Director Head of London Industry and Central London @ Barclays Investment Bank

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Paolo Rubatto

Managing Director, Founder @ Start Capital

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Paolo Rubatto is Managing Director of Start Capital. His background is mainly entrepreneurial, advising startups from the consumer internet to the life sciences sector in their business development strategies as well as in their fundraising. He holds an MBA from London Business School. Learn more about Paolo Rubatto on Crunchbase…

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Michael Ward

Managing Director @ Harrods

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Michael began his career in chartered accountancy, training originally with Ernst and Young in 1980, before taking his first Group Finance Director position at Bassett Foods PLC in 1986 gaining an MBA during this time. In 1989 he transferred his skills to the drinks industry when he was appointed Group Finance Director of H.P. Bulmer Holdings PLC. Retail beckoned, and in 1994 Michael took up the post of Managing Director of Lloyds Chemists PLC, later cementing a talent for the sector with retail roles at Celsio AG and Apax Partnership. It was in 2005 that the opportunity came to take up his current role of Managing Director at Harrods Ltd. Michael has embarked on a programme of significant business development, growing Harrods into the unrivalled successful retail model it is today, while overseeing a smooth transition to new owners in Qatar Holding. Michael was born in 1956 in Kingston upon Hull. He is married with three children, and away from the shop floor is an expert cook, while indulging a passion for collecting art and art deco glass. Learn more about Michael Ward on Crunchbase…

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Megumi Ikeda

Managing Director, Europe @ Hearst Ventures

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Megumi Ikeda is the managing director of Hearst Ventures and the general manager of Hearst Ventures Europe, where she oversees investments and non-organic acquisitions across Europe. She is based in London. Ikeda previously ran the European arm of the Peacock Equity Fund, GE Capital and NBCUniversal’s $250MM venture fund. Previously, she worked in corporate M&A and distribution deals at NBCUniversal. Ikeda started her career in Tokyo as a reporter for Dow Jones and an international business manager at Wired in San Francisco. Ikeda received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Columbia University and earned her MBA at UCLA’s The Anderson School. Learn more about Megumi Ikeda on Crunchbase…

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Richard Leigh

Managing Director @ Focus Assured

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Andreas Weiskam

Managing Director and Co-Founder @ Sapphire

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Andreas is a co-founder and managing director of Sapphire Ventures. He serves as a board director or observer at Contentful, CurrencyCloud, Matillion, Retail Solutions, and Wandera. Andreas’ previous investments at Sapphire include: Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU), Iovation (acquired by TransUnion), iTAC (acquired by Durr), Lavante (acquired by PRGX Global), LogLogic (acquired by TIBCO Software), Zend Technologies (acquired by Rogue Wave), and Voxeo (acquired by Aspect Software). Prior to Sapphire Ventures, Andreas held business development roles at SAP, co-developing the SAP enterprise services community and leading reseller partnerships with Virsa Systems and Mercury Interactive among others. Before SAP, he co-founded Zadu, a venture-backed instant messaging startup. Andreas holds a Diplom-Kaufmann (graduate business degree) from the University of Hamburg, Germany and an MLitt with distinction in management, economics and politics from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Andreas is a Kauffman Fellow and has lived in Stockholm, Hamburg, Munich and San Francisco. He is based in London. Learn more about Andreas Weiskam on Crunchbase…

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Swen Werner

Managing Director, Digital Product Development and Innovation @ State Street

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Swen Werner is currently part of State Street’s Digital Product Development and Innovation team responsible for designing new products, leveraging different emerging technologies, including distributed ledger technologies and engagement with industry partners to design industry-leading service and operating models. He has been working in the financial services industry for over 15 years and has held senior roles in Europe, the USA and Asia with JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Boerse focusing on product management for custody, clearing and collateral management. Mr. Werner has and continues to be actively engaged in regulatory and industry developments affecting the securities services environment. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Cass Business School in London. Learn more about Swen Werner on Crunchbase…

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Edward Hollands

Managing Director and Founder @ DrivenMedia

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Ed Hollands is the 23-year- old entrepreneur behind DrivenMedia, the Derby-based advertising agency which creates mobile billboards on commercial trailers for brands, organisations and businesses. Originally from Hertfordshire, Ed graduated from the University of Derby in 2016 with a first-class honours degree in Business Studies and was always ambitious to create his own company. Today DrivenMedia offers companies, brands and organisations the opportunity to advertise on the sides and backs of lorries, trucks and vans as they travel the world delivering goods and services. Ed got the idea of mobile billboards on an early morning walk when he saw traffic – including several large, plain lorries – queuing at a busy roundabout as rush hour traffic began to build. He realised the scope for offering companies a different type of marketing opportunity was huge. Ed grew up in a village called Pitstone near Tring in Hertfordshire with his parents Angela & Graham and his younger brother Will. His mum works for local hospice charity and Graham works for HP. Will is currently studying music at university. It was in primary school (Brookmead Primary School) that the seeds of entrepreneurship were sown when Ed declared he wanted to run a pub called The Happy Inn. He also saw his father being away from his family due to working overseas and felt that he wanted to have some choices around work when he got older. Later when at secondary school in Tring he earned money by carrying bags for small change to the form room. His determination to run his own business became stronger just before selecting his GCSE choices as he already knew he wanted to be the master of his own fate financially. This dictated the subjects he chose at both GCSE and A level. Ed chose to study for his degree at the University of Derby as he felt the campus and the teaching staff had the right ethos around business. Once there he also joined the Business and Entrepreneurship Society and began to be inspired by those who had already walked the walk in business. It was during this time he met Graham Mulholland, a leading local entrepreneur who became his mentor alongside lecturer and friend Bev Crighton Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader BA HRM As part of his studies, he did explore the idea of creating digital billboards on A38 right next to the university. He also set up his own business in the summer of his first year at university but the idea didn’t work mainly because he had not appreciated the important role played by marketing and advertising. It was an early lesson learned. At home, Ed lives with his fiancé Tara and they are childhood sweethearts who met at Scout Camp more than five years ago. Tara is a teaching assistant at a school in Nottingham and also is also an Ofsted-registered nanny currently studying for her level 3 NVQ in childcare. Ed is also a keen dodgeball player and qualified referee. While at university he played for the university team, The Derby Seahawks, and now plays for the Nottingham Sheriffs alongside being an referee. He plays twice a month during the season and referees weekly. Learn more about Edward Hollands on Crunchbase…

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Simon Patterson

Managing Director @ Silver Lake

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Simon Patterson is a Board Director of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.Simon joined Silver Lake Partners in 2005 and is a Director. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he worked at General Atlantic Partners and at GF-X, provider of the leading air cargo distribution system, where he was a member of the founding management team and held the roles of Senior Vice President Asia Pacific and Product Development Director. Prior to GF-X, he was a Managing Director of BMC, a subsidiary of the Financial Times Group, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He serves on the boards of Skype and Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., and is the Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Internet and Media Leadership Group. Simon holds an MA from King’s College, Cambridge University. An MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and was presented with the Alexander Robichek Award for Achievement in Finance. Learn more about Simon Patterson on Crunchbase…

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Mark Dowds

Managing Director @ Anthemis Group

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Mark Dowds does nothing in half measures. An accomplished endurance runner and cyclist, a serial investor and startup founder, Mark has earned a name for his ability to motivate others to get “unstuck”—to innovate in old spaces and displace established industries in the name of relevance. He brings that level of commitment to the world of tech whether he is getting a new initiative off the ground or empowering audiences around the world. In 2012 he co-founded Trov—the world’s first on-demand insurance platform—and today is accountable for all revenue, strategy and growth as the company expands internationally. In two decades he has helped get dozens of ventures off the ground, through his Canadian-based incubators Fresh Initiatives and Creationstep. During his time in Toronto he established a co-working facility that helped nurture the city’s emerging web 2.0 community and half a dozen other start-ups, including ServiceCloud that was acquired by Salesforce.com. Mark was an LP in Bullet Time Ventures, an early seed investor in Uber, Twilio and many more emerging tech start-ups. He currently chairs the board of Generation Innovation – a program designed to bring entrepreneurial experiences to high school students throughout Northern Ireland. He is an advisor to several companies including, Neurovalens, Jumpack, StageTen, WorldBlu, and eHarvestHub. Mark is an electric speaker – tackling topics like disruption, relevance and upending the ways we approach problems primarily in the tech, finance, and insurance sectors. He thrives on pushing people forward to accomplish big things. If he is not on a plane or a stage, these days Mark is on a bike or spending time creating adventures with his two teenagers and wife of 20 years. Learn more about Mark Dowds on Crunchbase…

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Graeme Ankers

Managing Director @ FireSprite

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Jessica Alsford

Managing Director @ Morgan Stanley

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Jessica Alsford is an Executive Director and Head of Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable + Responsible investment research team. Jessica joined the firm in 2005 and spent five years co-heading the Business Services team within Equity Research. In 2010, the team was ranked second in the Institutional Investor and Extel surveys. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Jessica was an equity research analyst at Cazenove. She holds an M.A. in social and political sciences from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA charter holder. Learn more about Jessica Alsford on Crunchbase…

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Charles Lorenceau

Managing Director @ ACE & Company

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George Saravelos

Managing Director & Global Co-Head of FX Research @ Deutsche Bank

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George is Global co-Head of FX Research at Deutsche Bank in London, where he is responsible for the fundamental analysis of the world’s major currency markets and is one of the bank’s most prolific writers on global macro issues. He has spearheaded the development of Deutsche Bank’s FX investment index product suite, including the first benchmark index of currency market returns, and has built industry-leading indicators and frameworks for analyzing market drivers. He has also driven Deutsche Bank’s coverage of the macro and political outlook in the Eurozone crisis, particularly Greece. George holds a Masters in international development from Harvard University and a Bachelor in economics from Cambridge University and has also previously worked at the IMF. Learn more about George Saravelos on Crunchbase…

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Harry Hyman

Managing Director @ Nexus Investment Ventures

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Harry is the founder and managing director of Primary Health Properties (PHP), a listed company that specialises in the ownership of property leased on a long-term basis to healthcare providers. PHP, a UK-REIT, is a leader in its niche market with gross property assets of over £1.3 billion and a consistent record of growth. PHP is externally managed by Nexus Tradeco (part of the Nexus Group). The Nexus Group also manages the PINE Unit Trust which specialises in educational assets. He is the non-executive chairman of Summit Germany, an AIM property vehicle with a portfolio of some €800 million. He is also the non-executive chairman of Derriston Capital. He is a non-executive director of the QCA and the founder of The International Opera Awards. Learn more about Harry Hyman on Crunchbase…

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Ajit Nedungadi

Managing Director & CEO @ TA Associates

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Ajit Heads TA’s Europe Group and focuses on investments in companies in Europe, India and other emerging markets. He is also the member of TA Associates’ Executive Committee. Learn more about Ajit Nedungadi on Crunchbase…

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Damian McGloughlin

Managing Director @ HomeBase

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Damian McGloughlin is CEO at Homebase UK &Ireland. Learn more about Damian McGloughlin on Crunchbase…

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Parminder Basran

Co-founder and Managing Director @ Velos Partners

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Parminder Basran is the Founder & Managing Partner at VGC Partners. Learn more about Parminder Basran on Crunchbase…

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Anthony Gutman

Managing Director @ Goldman Sachs

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Rafael López Schietekat

Founder & Managing Director @ Diagnostikare

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Eric Kump

Managing Director and Partner @ The Carlyle Group

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Eric J. Kump is a Managing Director and Partner. He is Head of the Carlyle Sub Sahara Africa Fund and an advisor of the Carlyle European Partners investment committee. He is based in London. Eric Kump has more than 20 years of private equity experience spanning four continents and numerous sectors. Prior to joining Carlyle European Partners in 2010 , Mr. Kump was a Managing Director and Head of the European Private Equity team of Dubai International Capital (DIC). Prior to that, he was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity (MLGPE) where he was a member of the global investment committee. Mr. Kump is on the Board of Directors of MPS, TiAuto Investments and J&J. Mr. Kump received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and he received a B.A. in finance and accounting from Pace. Learn more about Eric Kump on Crunchbase…

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Rajesh Ranavat

Managing Director @ LF Europe

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LF Europe is a subsidiary of Li & Fung a highly respected Hong Kong based multinational company that has been trading for over 100 years. Read more aboutLF Europe on Crunchbase…

Simon Blakey

Founder & Managing Director @ Avonmore Developments

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Simon is the founder of Avonmore’s Developments and is in charge of its ongoing UK investment interests. He chairs the Investment Committee at Playfair Capital (www.playfaircapital.com) is a member of Cambridge Angels and also sits on the Investment Committee of the £100m UK Angel Co-fund. As well has his business interests, Simon sits on the management board of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, where he chairs the finance subcommittee and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music Learn more about Simon Blakey on Crunchbase…

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Ajay Chowdhury

Managing Director and Senior Partner. Regional Chair: Western Europe, South America, Africa @ BCG Digital Ventures

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Ajay Chowdhury is a Managing Director and Partner at BCG Digital Ventures. Learn more about Ajay Chowdhury on Crunchbase…

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Vikas Tripathi

Managing Director @ Heliocor

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Heliocor is a regulatory technology company.We are building a global anti fraud ecosystem based on our Robolitics and Dokstor SaaS products. Read more aboutHeliocor on Crunchbase…

Christian Lucas

Managing Director @ Silver Lake

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Christian Lucas is Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners. Learn more about Christian Lucas on Crunchbase…

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Sharaf Yamani

Managing Director @ Windlesham Advisors

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Andrew Wynn

Founder & Managing Director @ Perwyn

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Andrew is the founder and Managing Partner at Perwyn, where he is responsible for all Private Equity and PIF investments. He started his investment banking career at Lazard, and prior to Perwyn worked at CCMP Capital (formerly JPMorgan Partners), where he worked on mid-market Private Equity deals. In his spare time Andrew enjoys outdoor sports, particularly cycling, running and skiing, as well as spending time with his young family. Learn more about Andrew Wynn on Crunchbase…

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Nick Trim

Managing Director @ Darktrace

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Nick Trim has fifteen years’ experience working in operational environments in the UK cyber defense effort. In collaboration with various government departments, he played a critical role in creating cutting-edge operational capabilities to defend against a range of threats to national security, for the protection of critical infrastructure. Nick has worked extensively with partners around the world, and is an expert in human intelligence and social engineering. He has also worked as a cyber consultant, advising large companies on their areas of vulnerability and helping devise their cyber strategy. Nick has a Master’s degree in History from Durham University. Learn more about Nick Trim on Crunchbase…

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George McDonaugh

Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director @ KR1 plc

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I’ve been involved in blockchain technology since 2011. Before then I was an advertising copywriter for London based agencies. I have a masters degree in Anthropology and a further degree in Creative Advertising. I helped form one of London’s most popular blockchain meetups and co-founded kr1 in early 2016 and as such it become the first token focussed investment company in the world. We have the longest track record in the space and a global network of funds, developers and investors. Learn more about George McDonaugh on Crunchbase…

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Blake Kleinman

Managing Director @ Hellman & Friedman

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Blake Kleinman is a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman in the London office. Blake is a Director of Scout24, SSP Holdings plc and Wood Mackenzie. Blake was formerly a Director of Gartmore Investment Management Limited and IRIS Software Group Limited and was active in the Firm’s investments in Arch Capital Group Ltd., Axel Springer AG, Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd., ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, and The Nielsen Company. Prior to joining the Firm in 2001, Blake worked in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings Department at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York. Blake graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Learn more about Blake Kleinman on Crunchbase…

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Karim Tabet

Senior Managing Director @ Providence Equity Partners

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Karim Tabet is a managing director based in our London office. He is currently a director of Digital Platform İletişim Hizmetleri (Digiturk) and Galileo Global Education. Prior to joining Providence in 2002, he was an associate in the principal investment area at Goldman Sachs. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of École Polytechnique. Learn more about Karim Tabet on Crunchbase…

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Winston Ginsberg

Managing Director @ TowerBrook Capital Partners

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Winston Ginsberg is a Managing Director of TowerBrook. Prior to joining TowerBrook, he was a General Partner and co-founder of Elwin Capital Partners. During that time he was also a founder and Executive Chairman of OfficeTiger, one of the world’s largest outsourcing companies. He was a member of the Principal Investment Area and the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs in London and New York. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Lazard Frères & Co. in New York. He earned his M.A. from Pembroke College, Cambridge and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Winston Ginsberg on Crunchbase…

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Gil Bar-Nahum

Managing Director @ Jefferies

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Gil Bar-Nahum is a Managing Director in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Jefferies and is based in London. He leads the Jefferies’ International Biotechnology team with a primary focus on innovative companies in Europe and Israel. Dr. Bar-Nahum has over 18 years of investment banking experience and has executed transactions for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, and life science tools companies. In the last 4 years Dr. Bar-Nahum has led the execution of more than 40 financings, including 17 IPOs for foreign private issuers (12 on NASDAQ), raising more than US$3.2Bn. Since joining Jefferies in 2009, Dr Bar-Nahum has also advised on more than 10 cross-border M&A transactions. From 2002-2009 Dr. Bar-Nahum was part of UBS Investment Bank’s Global Healthcare Group, based primarily in the US. Prior to that, Dr. Bar-Nahum worked as an Equity Research Analyst for UBS where he served as an Associate Director covering companies in the Life Science Tools and Biotechnology space. Dr. Bar-Nahum received his PhD in Basic Medical Sciences from the Department of Biochemistry at the Sackler Institute of New York University School of Medicine. The subject of Dr. Bar-Nahum’s doctorate work was published twice in the journal Cell. Dr. Bar-Nahum also received an MS from New York University’s School of Medicine in Cell and Molecular Biology and a BS from the University of Illinois in Microbiology. Learn more about Gil Bar-Nahum on Crunchbase…

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David Lampitt

Managing Director Group Operations @ Sportradar

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David Lampitt is Managing Director Group Operations for Sportradar AG. Initially joining the Board of Sportradar AG in August 2012 in a non-executive capacity, David brought over a decade of in-depth experience of working in the sports industry at senior levels. In 2013, he took on an executive role as Sportradar’s Managing Director Group Operations, where he has responsibility for shaping Sportradar’s organisational structures. His remit also includes a number of group functions such as legal, compliance, marketing, communications, as well as strategically significant group projects such as e-sports. Prior to joining Sportradar, David worked at the English Football Association, he was a member of UEFA’s Club Licensing Committee and spent two years as CEO of Portsmouth Football Club.David also worked as CEO of Supporters Direct, a not-for-profit organisation promoting good governance in sport. He holds a degree in Modern Languages from Bristol University and is an ACA Chartered Accountant. David is based in London, United Kingdom. Learn more about David Lampitt on Crunchbase…

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Paolo Pio

Managing Director @ Social Starts

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Paolo has 13 years of experience in the technology industry, with expertise in product development and strategy, international business development, and enterprise sales. He most recently ran Cisco’s Data Center Networking business development team for the region of Asia Pacific. He is an Angel investor and serves in various startup advisory roles, including mentoring at Virgin Startups and TechItalia Lab. Paolo holds an MBA from London Business School where he was recognized for excellence in asset management, and a Cum Laude MS Engineering degree from Politecnico di Torino. He loves hiking, climbing, skiing, and mountains in general. Talk to him about meditation, nutrition, training, and wellbeing if you want to see his eyes light up. Paolo speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish. Learn more about Paolo Pio on Crunchbase…

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Samantha Tyrer

Managing Director @ Co-op

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Phiroz Vandrevala

Managing Director @ Diligenta

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As the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Diligenta, a subsidiary of TCS focused on the life & pensions industry, Phiroz Vandrevala is responsible for driving the business strategy and operations of the organization and opportunities globally. Phiroz is also a Director on the Board of TCS, the global leader in IT services, consulting and business solutions and part of the senior leadership team. With over 25 years of consulting and leadership experience with TCS, including as an executive director of the company since 2007, Phiroz had been involved with TCS’ foray into the life & pensions industry from the outset. He has overseen the transformation of Diligenta as the company offers new, effective solutions for the life & pensions industry using the TCS BaNCS platform. Prior to taking the leadership role at Diligenta, Phiroz was the Executive Director and Head, Global Corporate Affairs at TCS and played a prominent part in many industry initiatives as a former chairman and executive council member of the National Association of Software Companies (Nasscom), India’s apex IT industry body. In the banking & financial services sector, Phiroz has been part of numerous expert committees constituted by the Reserve Bank of India to guide the central bank in its policy-making efforts as well as IT advisory bodies in India and on the board of several prominent educational institutions. He is also the Director of Punj Lloyd Ltd. and a member of the firm’s audit committee. He is also Director of Jubilant FoodWorks Limited. Phiroz was the Co-Chair of the Indo-British Partnership (IBP) for over five years and is a board member of the Indo-British Partnership Network. Phiroz graduated from Calcutta and is a qualified chartered accountant. He worked with consumer goods firm ITC Ltd. for three years before joining TCS in 1982. In 1989, he set up Tandem Corporation’s operations in India before rejoining TCS in 1992. He has played many roles in all these years at TCS. He was born in Calcutta in December 1953 and currently lives in London with his wife Shashi Learn more about Phiroz Vandrevala on Crunchbase…

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Ishan Kaul

Managing Director @ Credit Suisse

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Mr. Ishan Kaul is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets division, based in London. Mr. Kaul has a specific focus on telecommunications services, cable and satellite companies across the EMEA region. Mr. Kaul has broad telecom experience and has advised a wide variety of clients such as Deutsche Telekom, Liberty Global, VimpelCom, Telenor, Altice, Orange, KPN, Rostelecom, MTN Group and various private equity houses. Selected transaction experience includes advising Liberty Global on the PLN 3.0bn acquisition of MMP, advising Apax on the €2.3bn sale of Orange Switzerland, advising Telenor and Vimpelcom on Telenor’s $1bn exchangeable bond and $575m equity placement, advising MEP on its sale of SBB Telemach, advising WIND on its €8.0bn equivalent refinancing, advising Megafon on its $1.7bn IPO, advising Rostelecom on the merger of its mobile assets valued at $3.5bn with Tele2 Russia, advising Deutsche Telekom on its €550m acquisition of GTS, advising Liberty Global on its $23.3bn acquisition of Virgin Media, advising Weather Investments on its $20.6bn acquisition by VimpelCom, advising VimpelCom Ltd. on its $20bn exchange offer for OJSC VimpelCom, advising Swisscom on its €4.2bn acquisition of Fastweb and advising KPN and Telstra on their $250m disposal of Xantic. Ishan joined Credit Suisse First Boston in June 2004 as a Graduate recruit. Ishan holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK. Learn more about Ishan Kaul on Crunchbase…

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Martin Mellish

Managing Director @ Aspen Advisory Services

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Martin Mellish is founding director of Aspen Advisory Services Ltd., a London-based private investment office overseeing private and publicly traded investments in North America, Europe, and Asia. From 1984 to 1992 he was CFO of an industrial holding company with offices in North America, Asia, and the Middle East, having trained at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Martin is a Certified Public Accountant (Mass.) and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. He holds an SM (Management) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his thesis focused on the divergent interests of management and shareholders during corporate bankruptcy. He also holds an M.Sc. in Accounting from Northeastern University. Martin currently serves on the boards of Romanian Reconstruction Capital Ltd., and Omnicyte Ltd., and on the investment committees of Pi Capital (U.K.) and The Salzburg Seminar (U.S.A./Austria). Learn more about Martin Mellish on Crunchbase…

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Bradley Tirpak

Managing Director @ Palm Ventures

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Bradley Tirpak is a Managing Director at Palm Ventures where he focuses on small cap public companies. He was, through 2016, the founder of Locke Partners and managed various investment partnerships that focused on engaging public companies to improve corporate governance and improve shareholder returns. From 1996 through 2008, he worked as a portfolio manager at Credit Suisse First Boston, Caxton Associates, and Sigma Capital Management. Prior to his career on Wall Street, Mr. Tirpak founded Access Telecom, Inc., an international telecommunications company based in Mexico City. He has served on the Board of Directors of USA Technologies, Inc. Applied Minerals, Inc. and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Full House Resorts, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of Flowgroup Plc. and as Trustee of The HALO Trust (USA). Bradley Tirpak earned Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A from Georgetown University. Learn more about Bradley Tirpak on Crunchbase…

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Christian Fleck

Managing Director, UK/Ireland & Pacific @ LexisNexis

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Mr. Fleck heads LexisNexis’ largest country operation outside the U.S., covering three principal lines of business: legal and tax information solutions and enterprise software. Leveraging nearly two centuries of expertise since the inception of the organization in 1818, Mr. Fleck manages the expansion from market leading information offerings to award winning workflow solutions for legal & tax professionals. Mr. Fleck joined our organization in 2002 in the Global Strategy & Business Development team in our New York head office. Prior to his current role, Mr. Fleck led LexisNexis Germany and Central Europe, with sizeable operations in Germany, Austria and Poland. He also served in Latin America as General Manager of the LexisNexis Mexico business, leading online migration and adjacent market expansion. Before joining LexisNexis, Mr. Fleck was a strategic management consultant with Monitor Group in Munich, Germany and Los Angeles advising clients in the TMT sectors and beyond. He started out his career in banking at Warburg Bank in Germany. Mr. Fleck earned graduate degrees in Germany and the U.S., including an MSc from Handelshochschule Leipzig, a leading German business school, and an MBA from Tulane University. Learn more about Christian Fleck on Crunchbase…

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Sukhdev Hansra

Managing Director @ Amena Ventures

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Nick Williams

Managing Director, Consumer Digital @ Lloyds Banking Group

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Nick is a highly respected executive with a wealth of experience across the public and private sectors. Most notably, Nick has extensive experience in leading transformative change in complex organisations across the Financial Services industry. As Managing Director of the Consumer Digital business at Lloyds Banking Group, he runs the largest digital Retail Banking franchise in the UK. His responsibilities span the 12.5m online users (7.7m via mobile) across Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Scottish Widows. He has transformed the business through unprecedented growth to provide a best in class eCommerce capability whilst maintaining a market leading customer experience. He is passionate about the digital inclusion and financial wellbeing agendas, proactively engaging in public policy setting and external media relations. Nick is also the Groups Ambassador for the North region, managing relationships with central and local government, MPs and LEPs. As the chair of the Northern Executive Committee, he brings focus to the region with the objective of helping northern communities and businesses prosper. Learn more about Nick Williams on Crunchbase…

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Mark Beith

Managing Director @ Apax Partners

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Mark Beith is Managing Director of Apax Digital and leads the team in Europe. He focuses on minority and buyout investments in high-growth software, internet and tech-enabled services businesses. He joined Apax in 2017 and has over 13 years of experience. He is based in London. Prior to joining Apax, Mark was at Silver Lake, where he executed the acquisition of several software businesses. He has also invested in early stage technology businesses across Europe, Asia and Africa. Previously, Mark was at Apollo Global Management, where he executed private equity and credit investments across a range of sectors, and before that he was a member of the European and UK M&A teams at Morgan Stanley. Mark holds an M.A. in History from the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Mark Beith on Crunchbase…

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Antony C. Clavel

Managing Director @ Summit Partners

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Antony C. Clavel joined Summit Partners in 2013. He is a Swiss national and speaks English and Italian. Prior to Summit, he worked for Allen & Company. Based in Summit’s London office, Antony is active in the firm’s investment activities in Europe. Antony holds a BA in mathematics from Oxford University with First Class Honors and an SM in computer science from Harvard University. Learn more about Antony C. Clavel on Crunchbase…

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Moris Mashali

Managing Director @ Kempinski Hotels

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Rory Miller-Cheevers

Founder & Managing Director @ Hyphen

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Andrew Jennings

Group Managing Director, Retail @ Woolworths Limited

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A highly accomplished global retail executive with more than 40 years of achievement at some of the world’s most respected high-end, speciality stores. Recognised for his leadership capabilities and performance-driven management style, Andrew Jennings commands a vast knowledge of consumer trends, vendor networks and retail practices in mature and emerging markets. He has distinguished himself in senior executive positions in six countries and on four continents including Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, The United States, South Africa and Germany. Learn more about Andrew Jennings on Crunchbase…

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Osman Mardin

Managing Director @ Sardis Capital

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Andrew Tisdale

Senior Managing Director @ Providence Equity Partners

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Andrew Tisdale is a managing director based in our London office. Mr. Tisdale is currently a director of Canal Digitaal Satelliet and HSE24. Prior to joining Providence in 2008, Mr. Tisdale was global co-head of the media and communications group and a member of Morgan Stanley’s management committee for investment banking. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Tisdale held various roles within investment banking, including co-head of the media and communications group for North and South America and, subsequently, the same role for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also led Morgan Stanley’s investment banking activities in Brazil. Mr. Tisdale received a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University. Learn more about Andrew Tisdale on Crunchbase…

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Richard Oppenheimer

Founder, owner & Managing Director @ Appraisal360

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Richard is the founder and owner of Appraisal360. It was during his career as a Chartered Engineer in the telecommunications industry that he had his first experience of 360 degree feedback and was an instant convert. He decided to bring together his experience of designing and operating online information systems with his interest in leadership and personal development. And so Appraisal360 was born in February 2006. Richard strives to make the world a better place – and with Appraisal360 he hopes to make people’s working lives that little bit more fulfilling and rewarding. He believes passionately that tools are there to do a job, and not the other way around, so simplicity, clarity, flexibility and robustness have been built in from day one. Learn more about Richard Oppenheimer on Crunchbase…

Appraisal360 is a leading provider of online 360 feedback tools, off the shelf, bespoke or branded. Training and support too. Read more aboutAppraisal360 on Crunchbase…

Norman Butler

Managing Director – Visa Payments Limited @ Visa Europe

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Visa Europe is a payment technology business that enables European consumers, businesses, and governments to make electronic payments. Read more aboutVisa Europe on Crunchbase…

Andrew Wolfson

Managing Director & CIO @ Pembroke VCT

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Andrew Wolfson is Pembroke’s Managing Director and is responsible for executing the firm’s strategy, leading the investment team, deal origination and supporting portfolio companies. Andrew sits on the board of a number of Pembroke’s investments. Prior to becoming Managing Director of Pembroke, Andrew worked with a number Oakley’s small company portfolio companies including KX, Tom Aikens and James Perse. Before joining Oakley, Andrew ran a number of businesses working across a breadth of sectors from hospitality to manufacturing and telecoms. Andrew is also a director of Benesco Charity Limited, and a trustee of The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. Learn more about Andrew Wolfson on Crunchbase…

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Ron Atzmon

Managing Director & Founder @ AU10TIX

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Ron Atzmon is Managing Director of AU10TIX Limited, pioneers of multi-channel ID Authentication and record generation. Mr. Atzmon has led the company to the position of technology leader and provider of choice of the world’s major players. Under Mr. Atzmon’s leadership AU10TIX introduced the concept of Secure Customer Onboarding enabled by next generation technology solutions that redefine performance, efficiency and best practices of customer acquisition in regulated markets. Ron Atzmon’s track record includes stretches across 20 years of leading startups and developing business in the areas of technology, internet and finance. Ron hold a MBA from Imperial College London and a bachelor’s degree in Management & Marketing from The college of Management- Academic Studies, Rishon, Israel. Learn more about Ron Atzmon on Crunchbase…

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Martin Arumemi

Co-Founder & Managing Director @ EE

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Arumemi-Ikhide is the MD and Founder of EE. He also serves as the MD of Hansworth Ltd and General Manager of Engineering for Rockson Engineering. In both Hansworth and Rockson Engineering he is responsible for the leadership, execution and construction of the 4 NIPP power plants in FGN. He has lead the firm to the successful commissioning of the first phase of the 1074MW Alaoji CCGT plant. He is also progressing the completion of the 225MW Omoku, 225MW Gbarain and 338MW Egbema OCGT also based in FGN. Prior to joining Hansworth, Dr Arumemi-Ikhide worked for GE Power and Water for more than seven years as a Senior Project Manager, overseeing the execution of several landmark projects. At GE he was the Project Manager for two combined cycle plants that were using GE 9FB based in Spain and Turkey notably. Whilst at GE, he was on the fast track of the firm’s world renowned leadership programme. Dr Arumemi-Ikhide holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Warwick University. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Birmingham. He possesses and is attending a number of business management executive courses including leadership programme from Boston University and is currently completing a leadership programme at Oxford University Business School. Learn more about Martin Arumemi on Crunchbase…

EE is a telecommunications company that provides 4G mobile and fixed fiber broadband services to personal and business customers. Read more aboutEE on Crunchbase…

Nathalie Bruls

Managing Director @ Eurazeo

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Nathalie Bruls joined General Atlantic’s Munich office in 2013 after having spent the summer of 2012 interning with the firm in London. Prior to joining GA, Nathalie was an investment banking associate at JPMorgan in the Telco, Media & Technology Mergers & Acquisitions advisory group in London. Nathalie earned a B.Sc. in International Business from Maastricht University where she graduated cum laude. She also earned an M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. Learn more about Nathalie Bruls on Crunchbase…

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Richard Arnold

Group Managing Director @ Manchester United Football Club Limited

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Group Managing Director at Manchester United Football Club Limited. Learn more about Richard Arnold on Crunchbase…

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James Hatchley

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (Europe) @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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James Hatchley (London) is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (Europe) for KKR with local responsibility for the operations of KKR’s businesses across the MENA region. Mr. Hatchley joined KKR as Co-Chief Executive of Avoca Capital in 2014 where he has responsibility for business strategy, strategic fund raising and oversight of non-investment functions. He joined Avoca in May 2012. Previously, he spent 23 years working in the City of London as an investment banker with Schroders, Greenhill and Freeman & Co. Mr. Hatchley established Freeman & Co.’s European business in 2006. During his time as a banker he provided independent strategic and financial advice to a wide range of banks, insurance companies and selected institutional investors. Mr. Hatchley qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. He has a first class B.Sc (hons) Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Surrey in the UK. Learn more about James Hatchley on Crunchbase…

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