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Top Influencers: 28 UK Head of EMEA’s To Follow in 2022

Co-President, Managing Director and Head of EMEA play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Co-President, Managing Director and Head of EMEA role. We have selected these Co-President, Managing Director and Head of EMEA’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.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Co-President, Managing Director and Head of EMEA’s. The list is in no particular order!

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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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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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Alex Kayyal

Partner and Head of EMEA & APAC @ Salesforce Ventures

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Alex joined Salesforce in 2015 to establish and run Salesforce Ventures in Europe. Salesforce is the fastest growing enterprise software company ever to reach $8B in revenue, and has been named Innovator of the Decade by Forbes. Alex leads Salesforce Ventures’ $100M fund dedicated to backing European enterprise cloud startups. Representative portfolio companies include Automile, Carto, DigitalGenius, FinanceFox, NewVoiceMedia, Onfido, Qubit and RedKix. Alex brings over a decade of experience across technology and finance, having been both an investor and entrepreneur. Prior to Salesforce, he helped establish Hermes Growth Partners, a venture growth firm investing in enterprise SaaS and fintech companies across the US and Europe. While at Hermes, Alex led the investment in The Trade Desk (Nasdaq: TTD), where he served on the Board. He was also involved with the firm’s investments in RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Fuze (acquired by ThinkingPhones). As an entrepreneur, Alex was the founder/CEO of TableZest, a company in the data analytics and customer loyalty space looking to disrupt the restaurant industry. He began his career at Merrill Lynch, initially working for the CFO and subsequently within investment banking where he advised companies on IPOs and M&A deals. Alex holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics and international relations from Boston University. A native of Switzerland, he speaks five languages and has worked across three continents. Learn more about Alex Kayyal on Crunchbase…

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Anna Skoglund

Head of EMEA Financial Sponsors @ Goldman Sachs

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Andy Thoms

Head of EMEA Broadcast & Entertainment Partnerships @ Google

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John Tang

Managing Director, Head of EMEA, Cerberus Technology Solutions @ Cerberus Capital Management

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Nick Tolchard

Head of EMEA @ Invesco

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Nick Tolchard is Head of International Development at Invesco, a member of the Invesco EMEA leadership team and Head of Invesco Middle East. Nick is also responsible for global coordination of Invesco’s business activities with Sovereign Wealth Funds. Over 12 years with the organisation Nick has built teams based in Dubai, Jersey and the UK to bring Invesco’s multiple investment capabilities to a full range of Institutional and Wholesale clients from Sovereign Investors to Fund distributors. Nick spent time living in Dubai when he opened Invesco’s first Middle East office, in the Dubai International Financial Centre, where he was also a founder member of the DIFC Wealth Management Advisory Council. He is a regular member of City of London international business delegations, promotes the UK Asset Management industry, and is quoted regularly in British and international media. Nick has over 10 years experience of building asset management businesses in developing markets. He has a 28 year career in the asset management industry, having previous management experience at Fidelity Investments and Hill Samuel Asset Management. He has a degree in Geophysics from Southampton University, UK. He was educated at Clifton College, Bristol, now being a Governor and Endowment Fund Trustee. Learn more about Nick Tolchard on Crunchbase…

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Samantha Humphries

Head of EMEA Marketing & Security Strategy @ Exabeam

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Abhirukt Sapru

Head of EMEA and APAC @ Tessian

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Simon Moss

Head of EMEA @ Hermes GPE

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Roni Elchahal

Managing Director and Head of EMEA Capital Partnering @ General Atlantic

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Roni Elchahal is based in the New York office. He focuses on the firm’s capital partnering efforts. Prior to re-joining the firm, Roni Elchahal worked at CI Capital Partners, where he focused on principal investments across a broad range of sectors. Before attending business school, Roni Elchahal worked at General Atlantic, focused on investments in the Internet and Technology sector, and at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked on strategic and operational projects across a variety of industries. Roni Elchahal earned an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School. He also earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in History from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a Joseph Wharton Scholar. Learn more about Roni Elchahal on Crunchbase…

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Alessio Treglia

Head of EMEA Partnership @ Tendermint

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Alessio Treglia is the head of EMEA Partnerships at Tendermint. Learn more about Alessio Treglia on Crunchbase…

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Federico Pienovi

Regional Managing Director – Head of EMEA @ Globant

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Wade Newell

Head of Operations UK & Head of EMEA @ eTeam

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Kelly Bard

Head of EMEA Sales @ Elmdene International

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Elmdene International is an electronic equipment manufacturer specializing in the security, access control, CCTV, and fire industries. Read more aboutElmdene International on Crunchbase…

Paul Battams

Head of EMEA Equity Trading @ BlackRock

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Ross Mabon

Head of EMEA Automation and Process Design @ GIBC Digital

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David Boal

Managing Director, Head of EMEA @ Siguler Guff & Company

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David Boal is a Managing Director and Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Siguler Guff. Based in London, Mr. Boal leads Siguler Guff’s European business. Prior to joining Siguler Guff in 2015, Mr. Boal was a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group, where he led the firm’s European fundraising and client coverage team. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management responsible for institutional investor coverage. During his tenures at both Credit Suisse and Abraaj, Mr. Boal specialized in the marketing and distribution of private equity and infrastructure investment products. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Boal was a Managing Director of the global equity boutique at Perpetual Limited, an Australian investment management company. Prior to Perpetual, Mr. Boal served as a Managing Director and head of the London office at Bank of Ireland Asset Management. Previously, Mr. Boal was a Director and head of sterling bonds at J.P. Morgan’s London office, where he had fiduciary responsibility to the Bank of England for the firm’s primary dealer. In addition, he led the distribution of debut sterling issues for sovereign borrowers including Hungary, South Africa, Greece and Russia. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Boal was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he helped establish the firm’s UK gilt business. Mr. Boal began his career as an Economist in the strategic planning division of Shell International Petroleum. Mr. Boal is a trustee of Find Your Feet, a non-governmental organization working in rural communities in Asia and Africa. He has served on the Bank of England working committee for gilt market reform and as a trustee of the Credit Suisse Foundation. Mr. Boal holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Queen’s University Belfast and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Learn more about David Boal on Crunchbase…

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Cecile Frot-Coutaz

Head of EMEA @ YouTube

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Alex Harvey

Head of EMEA Strategy @ Silicon Valley Bank

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Erin Platts

Head of EMEA & President of the UK Branch @ Silicon Valley Bank

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Brian Sentance

Head of EMEA @ Datasynthesis

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Daniel Abrouk

Co-Founder and Head of EMEA and Business Strategy @ InfoTrie

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Daniel Abrouk has close to 10 years of experience in the Financial Industry. Learn more about Daniel Abrouk on Crunchbase…

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Tony Lee

Head of EMEA Sales @ Semeris

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Tony has over 18 years’ experience in financial technology with the last 10 years focussed in securitization and structured finance across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions. He is also a part-qualified accountant and ran his own successful management consultancy for several years. He holds a BA (Hons.) in International Business from University of Brighton, UK and also studied at the University of Economics in the Netherlands. Learn more about Tony Lee on Crunchbase…

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Rob Barr

Partner, Head of EMEA IR @ Pantheon Ventures

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Rob is a senior member of the client service team. He is responsible for overseeing Pantheon’s client and fundraising teams covering the UK, the Nordic region and the Middle East and Africa. He is also involved in Pantheon’s DC initiative. Before joining Pantheon, Rob spent six years at Deutsche Asset Management as a Director and prior to this, he spent four years working in private equity for Morgan Grenfell Development Capital. Rob qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, having previously worked in industry for Johnson Matthey. He received a BSc from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Rob is based in London. Learn more about Rob Barr on Crunchbase…

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Alistair Byrne

Managing Director, Head of EMEA Pensions and Retirement Strategy @ State Street Global Advisors

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Alistair is a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Pensions and Retirement Strategy at State Street Global Advisors. He is responsible for thought leadership and product strategy for retirement and long-term savings markets across the EMEA region. He works with our clients – DB and DC pension plans, platforms and intermediaries, and consultants – to help ensure good outcomes for their plan members and customers. Alistair is well known for his work on pensions and retirement issues, regularly publishing research, speaking at conferences and being quoted in the press. Prior to joining State Street in 2014, Alistair was a Senior DC Investment Consultant at Willis Towers Watson, where he advised a number of large DC plans and led a team of DC consultants and analysts. He has over 25 years investment experience, as a consultant, business school academic, and in a number of senior investment roles at AEGON UK. Alistair is a CFA charterholder and has a PhD in finance from the University of Strathclyde. Learn more about Alistair Byrne on Crunchbase…

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Fraser Aitken

Head of EMEA Sales @ Glint

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Fraser Aitken serves as Head of EMEA for Glint, working with organizations committed to creating a work environment that helps their employees succeed. Fraser holds a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from Indiana University Bloomington. Learn more about Fraser Aitken on Crunchbase…

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Sabya Kar

Head of EMEA @ Vyntelligence

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Sabya Kar is the head of EMEA at vyn. Learn more about Sabya Kar on Crunchbase…

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