Top Influencers: 101 UK Executive Chairman’s To Follow in 2022

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Executive Chairman and Co-Founder play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder role. We have selected these Executive Chairman and Co-Founder’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 Executive Chairman and Co-Founder’s. The list is in no particular order!

Brent Hoberman

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder @ Founders Factory

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Brent Hoberman is chairman and co-founder of Founders Factory, an ambitious corporate backed incubator/accelerator based in London, and also of Founders Forum, a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow. Brent is a co-founder and was founding chairman of Smartup, Grip &, a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer. Most recently, Brent co-founded Firstminute Capital, a London-based pan-European seed fund, backed by some of the world’s top entrepreneurs. Brent co-founded lastminute.comin April 1998, was CEO from its inception and sold it in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn. Technology businesses he has co-founded have raised over $500m. Brent sits on the Advisory board for LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund), the Oxford Foundry and the UK Government Digital Advisory Board. He is a board member of The Economist, a YGL and one of the Prime Minister’s Business Trade Ambassadors. Brent was awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship in the 2015 New Year’s Honour’s List. Learn more about Brent Hoberman on Crunchbase…

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Graham Edwards

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman @ Telereal Trillium

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Graham Graham Edwards is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Telereal Trillium. He initiated the transaction which resulted in 6,700 properties being transferred from BT to Telereal in a £2.4bn property outsourcing deal. In January 2009, Graham led the negotiations which resulted in the acquisition of Trillium from Land Securities Group Plc. This transaction firmly established Telereal Trillium as the market leader in property outsourcing and investment, creating a combined business with annual revenues in excess of £1 billion. Prior to Telereal Trillium, Graham was chief investment officer of Talisman Global Asset Management, having established it as the Pears FSA registered asset management arm – today having AUM in excess of £1bn. Before joining Talisman, Graham held positions as a fund manager at Merrill Lynch Investment Management and head of finance for the BT Group Plc’s property department. He read economics at Cambridge University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA), the Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT), the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). Learn more about Graham Edwards on Crunchbase…

Telereal Trillium provides real estate management services in the United Kingdom. Read more aboutTelereal Trillium on Crunchbase…

John McAfee

Executive Chairman & CEO @ MGT Capital Investments

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John David McAfee (born September 18, 1945) is a American computer programmer and developer of the first commercial anti-virus program. This bore the McAfee brand-name for years, until it was bought by Intel and given the Intel name. His wealth peaked at $100 million, before his investments suffered in the global crisis of 2007. McAfee also has interests in smartphone apps, yoga and all-natural antibiotics. He resided for a number of years in Belize, but after several disputes with the authorities in Belize and Guatemala, he returned to the United States in 2013. McAfee announced that he will seek the office of U.S. President in the 2016 presidential election on September 8, 2015. He is running as a Libertarian. Learn more about John McAfee on Crunchbase…

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Jens Montanana

Executive Chairman @ Westcon-Comstor

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Jens is the founder and principal architect of Datatec, established in 1986. Between 1989 and 1993, Jens served as Managing Director and Vice-President of US Robotics (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Robotics, Inc. which was acquired by 3Com in 1997. In 1993 he co-founded US start-up Xedia Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, an early pioneer of network switching and one of the market leaders in IP bandwidth management, which was subsequently sold to Lucent Corporation in 1999. In 1994 Jens became Chairman and CEO of Datatec. He has previously served on the boards and subcommittees of various public companies. Jens graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Learn more about Jens Montanana on Crunchbase…

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Sherry Coutu

Founder & Executive Chairman @ Founders4Schools

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Sherry Coutu is an angel investor and serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities.As an entrepreneur, Sherry established and successfully sold two businesses in the financial services industry. The first (acquired by Euromoney plc) has operations in more than 70 countries. The second was floated in 2000 on London and Nasdaq and the company was valued at more than $1 billion before being acquired (by AMP plc). Sherry is active in early stage investing and has raised several rounds of venture capital and public equity totaling more than $200 million. Sherry has decades of experience serving companies which range from fast growth private early stage to public and boards with turnover of more than £ 1 bn.She is a frequent public speaker, a national judge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards, and presents regularly at the top business schools. She specialises in consumer, internet, information services and clean energy. Current university affiliations include Cambridge University and Harvard Business School. Charitable / Government affiliations include the Prince’s Trust, Cancer Research UK and NESTA. Learn more about Sherry Coutu on Crunchbase…

Founders4Schools is a free service that enables teachers to invite founders of successful, businesses to visit schools, to inspire learners. Read more aboutFounders4Schools on Crunchbase…

Kosta Kantchev

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Nexo

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Ismail Ahmed

Founder & Executive Chairman @ Zepz

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Ismail Ahmed, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, founding WorldRemit was the culmination of 20 years’ experience in the money transfer industry – spanning academic, consulting and in-house roles. Before setting-up his own business, he worked for the United Nations Remittance Programme, helping African money transfer companies comply with tough anti-money laundering rules introduced after the 9/11 attacks. Ismail has published widely-cited research on the effect of remittances in Somaliland following the country’s civil war. He holds an MSc and PhD from the University of London and an Executive MBA from London Business School. Learn more about Ismail Ahmed on Crunchbase…

Zepz is a money transfer service that helps migrants send money to their loved ones all over the world. Read more aboutZepz on Crunchbase…

Norman Fraser

Co-founder, Executive Chairman @ SoftIron

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Norman Fraser Co-Founded and led successful international technology businesses, including Vocalis (IPO) and Endava (ranked as a Leader in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 list). A former Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School, UK, he is currently Visiting Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. Learn more about Norman Fraser on Crunchbase…

SoftIron creates high-performing, scalable, flexible, reliable, and efficient storage solutions for the modern-day enterprise. Read more aboutSoftIron on Crunchbase…

Jeff Lynn

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Seedrs

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Jeff Lynn is Executive Chairman and co-founder of Seedrs, the leading pan-European equity crowdfunding platform. Seedrs lets investors invest as much or as little as they like in startups they choose, and it lets startups raise capital from friends, family, angels, institutions and the crowds, all through a simple, online process. In addition to running Seedrs, Jeff serves as founding Chairman of The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), a non-profit advocacy group for digital startups and SMEs. Learn more about Jeff Lynn on Crunchbase…

Seedrs is a UK-based investment and crowdfunding platform. Read more aboutSeedrs on Crunchbase…

Paras Chandaria

Executive Chairman @ UST

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Paras Chandaria is the chairman of UST Global where he works with the leadership team to define and articulate the company’s long term strategies and is active in steering the company towards its goals. Paras plays a key role in ensuring that the company’s stated values of Humility, Humanity, and Integrity are upheld and that its unique culture is preserved. Paras has a strong entrepreneurial background combined with a more structured experience working in Private Equity. He has deep and diverse experience starting up, building, turning around, managing and guiding multiple global and regional businesses across different industry verticals. Paras grew up in London and graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Having lived and worked in three continents over the last 23 years, he currently resides in Singapore. In addition to his business commitments, Paras spends time on various CSR projects. Learn more about Paras Chandaria on Crunchbase…

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Gabriel Mecklenburg

Co-founder, Executive Chairman @ Hinge Health

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Livingstone Ian

Non Executive Chairman @ Flavourworks

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Ian Livingstone CBE is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. He co-founded iconic games company Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe. He co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain with Steve Jackson in 1982, writing 14 titles in the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series which has sold over 18 million copies worldwide. He designed Eureka, the first computer game published by Domark in 1984. He joined the Domark board in 1992, overseeing a merger that created Eidos plc in 1995 where he served as Executive Chairman until 2002, and as Creative Director until 2006. At Eidos he launched global video games franchises including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He co-authored the influential Livingstone-Hope Next Gen review published by NESTA in 2011, recommending changes in ICT education policy. Following publication, he chaired the Next Gen Skills campaign, working with government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014. In the Wired 100 list for 2012, he was ranked the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy. He was listed in the 2015 Debrett’s 500 of most influential people in UK. Roles (as of May 2016): Founder and Chairman of the Livingstone Foundation, Chairman of Playdemic, Chairman of Midoki, Chairman of Sumo-Digital, Chairman of PlayMob, Chairman of Antstream, Chairman of The Secret Police, Chairman of Flavourworks, Vice Chair of UKIE, Patron and Non-executive director of Creative Skillset, a Member of the Creative Industries Council, Non-executive director of Creative Industries Federation, Non-executive director of Creative England, Non-executive director of Young Rewired State, GamesAid Trustee, Advisory Board Member of GameCity, and Adviser to the British Council. Learn more about Livingstone Ian on Crunchbase…

Flavourworks is a computer entertainment in order to bring unique and innovative experiences to broad audiences. Read more aboutFlavourworks on Crunchbase…

Alexandre Harkous

Founder & Executive Chairman @ OneWealthPlace

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Alexandre, BI-SAM founder, has over 20 years of solid experience in strategy and information systems for the Capital Markets and Asset Management industries. He began his career at Mitsubishi Bank as Head of IT before joining Demachy Worms & Cie Bank as Projects Director and then SIP in 1995 as Client Management Director. In 1998 he joined Deloitte Consulting where he developed the Asset Management Expertise Center working closely with various global clients such as HSBC, Merrill Lynch, ABN Amro AM and Dresdner RCM Global Investors. Throughout his career, Alexandre gained a significant international experience in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and a solid experience in business development, strategy, change management and systems for banking and asset management including securities services, portfolio management and analytics. Alexandre holds a Degree in Engineering and Computer Science. Learn more about Alexandre Harkous on Crunchbase…

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Clive Scrivener

Non-Executive Chairman @ Oxbotica

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Clive Scrivener serves as the chairman of Dukosi. Learn more about Clive Scrivener on Crunchbase…

Oxbotica powers the navigation, perception, user interface, fleet management, and other features needed to run self-driving vehicles. Read more aboutOxbotica on Crunchbase…

Laurent Laffy

Founder and Executive Chairman @ SeedLegals

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Leith Robertson

Non Executive Chairman @ Specialist Risk Group

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Leith Robertson is Chairman at Par Equity. Learn more about Leith Robertson on Crunchbase…

Specialist Risk Group is a fast-growing specialist insurance broker company. Read more aboutSpecialist Risk Group on Crunchbase…

Joe Cohen

Executive Chairman @ LiveFrom Events

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LiveFrom Events provides live streaming services of events, artists and venues. Read more aboutLiveFrom Events on Crunchbase…

Nicholas Shekerdemian

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman @ Headstart

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Nicholas Shekerdemian is the co-founder and executive chairman at Headstart. Learn more about Nicholas Shekerdemian on Crunchbase…

Headstart is diversity recruiting software focused on breaking the cycle of exclusion. Read more aboutHeadstart on Crunchbase…

Ricardo Santos Silva

Executive Chairman @ Dorae

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Ricardo is a Portuguese entrepreneur and investor in the financial, technology and mining sectors. He co-founded Aethel Partners, a multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm headquartered in London and co-founded Dorae, the blockchain-enabled global supply chain accountability system. Ricardo received an economics degree from the University of Lisbon. Learn more about Ricardo Santos Silva on Crunchbase…

Dorae is the physical trade cloud. Read more aboutDorae on Crunchbase…

Richard Grogan

Founder & Executive Chairman @ Zenaura

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Zenaura is a IoT controlled home fragrance with aspirational design. Read more aboutZenaura on Crunchbase…

Marc Deschamps

Managing Partner & Executive Chairman @ Drake Star Partners

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Marc Deschamps is Managing Partner & Executive Chairman of Drake Star Partners. Marc combines a highly successful internet entrepreneurial and corporate leadership track record, with an award-winning M&A career dedicated to the tech and internet sectors. Prior to Drake Star Partners, Marc co-founded LD&A Jupiter in 2004, leading over 70 M&A and private equity international transactions. Marc’s career is all committed to the growth of tech and internet companies. Prior to co-founding Drake Star Partners, Marc served as COO of British Telecom, where he led the broadband internet multi-billion-pound launch and roll out in the UK. He also was Chello NV’s Co-Founder, the first broadband ISP and one of the first unicorns in Europe. As such, Marc led Chello NV through a $1 billion IPO on NASDAQ and AEX before its sale to Liberty Global as part of the UPC group. He began his career in technology management roles at Logitech (launching innovative products) and Philips (European marketing of new media publishing CD-I, CD-ROM). He co-founded his first IT company at the age of 17 providing race series such as Formula 1, IndyCar and NASCAR with revolutionary timing IT. Marc is and was non-executive board director in multiple innovation companies including some of the leading Indian IT providers, Canadian new media pioneers and the first European wind power operator. Marc founded and invested in multiple IT and internet companies. Marc holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Polytechnique de Montréal in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Marc published research in Artificial Intelligence and received scholarships from National Research Council of Canada as well as Power Corp. Marc lives in London with 3 kids, is Canadian and British national, multilingual and lived in some 6 countries. Learn more about Marc Deschamps on Crunchbase…

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Sebastian Coe

Executive chairman @ CSM Sport and Entertainment

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Using his political skills, his strategic know-how and a true passion for sport, Lord Coe won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics in London. Seven years later the Prime Minister thanked him for “lifting our hearts” after organising the most successful Games of modern times. After the games Seb served as chairman of the British Olympic Association and is now President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Seb first made his name as one of the greatest athletes of his generation. He set twelve world records over four distances, achieving four golds and three silver medals in the Olympics and European Championships. He tells the story in his autobiography, Running My Life. Talking about the setbacks as well as victories, he shows how he beat the competition by facing down everything in training: “You don’t become a champion by turning up and hoping to get lucky.” In speeches Seb takes audiences from his own on-track rivalries to the lessons learned from London – overseeing an enormous infrastructure and logistical exercise in one of the world’s great cities. He highlights the need to build a resilient and dependable team, from a variety of backgrounds; to be seen to deliver on your vision (even while under constant scrutiny); and to communicate pre-emptively and leave nothing to chance. Above all, he underlines the age-old proposition that no amount of theorising replaces ‘the genius of hard work.’ Before he took on the Olympic role Seb served as an MP, a Government Whip and Private Secretary to William Hague – which provides a variety of anecdotes and insights. He also set up a chain of health clubs and acted as a global advisor to Nike. As incoming IAAF President, he faces new challenges and controversies with characteristic zeal, intelligence and diplomacy unpinned by his unwavering love of sport. Seb was made a Life Peer, becoming Lord Coe of Ranmore, and has since been appointed a KBE. He received a BBC Sports Personality Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named ‘Greatest Briton’ in the Morgan Stanley Awards. He also secured the 2017 World Athletics Championships for London. In this case it is only the third largest sporting event on the planet. Learn more about Sebastian Coe on Crunchbase…

CSM Sport and Entertainment provides sports and entertainment marketing services. Read more aboutCSM Sport and Entertainment on Crunchbase…

Matt Isaacs

Founder & Executive Chairman @ Essence

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As one of the founding partners, Matt helped shape Essence into the company it is today. That agency is now the world’s largest independent buyer of digital media with billings in excess of $650MM USD, is 480 people strong, and has offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore and Tokyo. Current clients include Google, eBay, Financial Times and Barclays. Matt served as Global CEO of the agency until spring of this year. During his last four years in that role, both billings and headcount doubled every year. Today, as Executive Chairman, Matt oversees the Board, supports the execution of corporate strategy and helps to ensure the legacy of Essence exists well beyond the agency and the industry. Before co-founding Essence Matt was Chief Marketing Officer at Create Services & Goldfish Bank, a subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group that handled all of the bank’s non LloydsTSB branded retail banking business across 15 brands and with £2B in assets. Matt’s ‘first career’ was in strategy consulting at McKinsey spin-off MMG, where he was part of the core team that built MMG Europe from 14 consultants to 400 across 13 offices. Matt lives on a small farm with his wife, 4 children, 5 hens, lots of sheep and bees in the depths of East Sussex, UK. Learn more about Matt Isaacs on Crunchbase…

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George Goldsmith

Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder @ COMPASS Pathways

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George is a serial entrepreneur with significant experience in pharmaceutical regulation. George’s early training and experience was a multi-disciplinary blending of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and computer science.His first company, The Human Interface Group, was a pioneer in collaborative software and acquired by Lotus Development. George led the Lotus Institute and developed software and services to support high-performance, distributed teamwork. George then created TomorrowLab, which provided strategic guidance to internet businesses in the late 1990s. At the same time, he became a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company’s leadership, and eventually joined McKinsey as CEO of TomorrowLab@McKinsey. Subsequently, as a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) and its International Board of Directors, George founded YPO Networks. In 2002, George founded Tapestry Networks, an organisation committed to improving leadership performance and governance effectiveness in regulated sectors. He still serves as Tapestry Networks’ Non-Executive Chairman. George also serves on the board of directors for AnaBios, a company redefining drug discovery. He and his wife, Ekaterina Malievskaia MD, live in London. Learn more about George Goldsmith on Crunchbase…

Compass Pathways is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Read more aboutCOMPASS Pathways on Crunchbase…

Jerre Stead

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer @ Clarivate Analytics

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Jerre L. Stead joined the PCN Technology, Inc. Board of Directors in October of 2008. From 1996 until his June 1, 2000 retirement, Mr. Stead was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Micro Inc., a leading distributor of computers and peripherals. Mr. Stead has also held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Square D Co., which was acquired by Schneider Electric, S.A. He also served as CEO of AT&T Global Information Solutions (NCR Corporation) and Legent Corporation. Since 2006, Mr. Stead has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO for IHS, one of the leading global providers of critical technical information, decision-support tools, and related services to customers in the energy, defense, aerospace, construction, electronics, and automotive industries. Mr. Stead is currently also a Director of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., Conexant Systems, Mobility Electronics, Inc., Brightpoint, Inc. and TBG Group. He has also held numerous positions during a 21-year career at Honeywell. He is a well-known Author of Executive books including Flight of the Buffalo and is the Chairman of the Board for the Center of Ethics and Values at Garret Seminary at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Learn more about Jerre Stead on Crunchbase…

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Ken Moss

Executive Chairman @ Senit

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Ken Moss served as the Chief Executive Officer of mO3 Power Limited. Moss served as the Chief Executive Officer of vzaar Limited. He served as the Chairman of the Board of vzaar Limited and serves as its Non Executive Director. In 2008, Moss founded vzaar Limited. He has a remarkable career record spanning 25 years in leading technology companies throughout Europe. His management skills as both entrepreneur and executive officer have been instrumental in the development and success of many leading technology based firms. In 1985 Moss acquired Technology plc, which became the largest IT reseller in the UK. After successfully restructuring Technology plc, it was sold to Fujitsu in 1992. Moss then joined Accent Technologies Inc., the global leader in system management software, as the European Sales and Marketing director. In 1995, he acquired Bytech Systems Ltd and within 3 years he had transformed Bytech Systems Ltd into the largest European reseller for IBM software. During this period, He was responsible in no small measure for the acquisition of Bytech Systems Ltd ‘s largest competitors in Germany and Italy, as well as developing Avnet into a one billion dollar business. Since 2002, Moss has continued to work for some of the largest VCs in Europe as Executive Chairman, including Balderton and 3i. He has also been a private investor and board member in many new and emerging software businesses. Learn more about Ken Moss on Crunchbase…

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Douglas Hansen-Luke

Executive Chairman @ Future Planet Capital

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Future Planet is a venture capital firm that seeks investment in potentially high-growth companies from research centers. Read more aboutFuture Planet Capital on Crunchbase…

Ron Zeghibe

Executive Chairman, Founder @ FREE NOW

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Ron Zeghibe is the Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hailo. Prior to this he has enjoyed a successful career in media and outdoor advertising. Learn more about Ron Zeghibe on Crunchbase…

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Richard Constant

Executive Chairman @ Living PlanIT SA

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Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia

Founder & Non-Executive Chairman @ Dominvs Group

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Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia is Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Dominvs Group, a family-owned real estate and private equity business based in London. Founded in 2011, Dominvs Group is a fast-growing business with divisions specialising in hospitality, residential property, commercial property, aviation, private equity, and wealth management. The Group has more than £1 billion assets under management, over 12 hotels under ownership or development, and a gross development value of over £1.5 billion. Born in Uganda, he came to Britain at the age of 13 as a refugee with his mother, father and two brothers in 1972 after escaping the regime of Idi Amin. Along with his family, he spent the first year in the UK in a refugee camp. After finding permanent accommodation, he went on to spend much of his teenage years working in the markets of Petticoat Lane and Liverpool Street in London. Sukhpal is most known for founding Euro Car Parts, one of the largest vehicle parts distributors in Europe. He set up the company in 1978 at the age of 18 with a £5,000 loan from his father. Sukhpal started Euro Car Parts with one shop in Willesden, London and grew it to become a multi-million-pound business that now employs over 12,000 people and has over 300 branches across the UK. Under his leadership, Euro Car Parts invested heavily in the UK economy and created thousands of jobs. In 2017, Euro Car Parts opened an additional 778,000 square foot National Distribution Centre near Tamworth, Staffordshire. The result of an £80 million investment in the West Midlands, it is one of the largest car parts distribution facilities in the world and one of the largest automated warehouses in Europe. He sold the company to LKQ Corporation in October 2011 and went on to serve as the company’s Executive Chairman of its businesses in UK, Ireland and India until December 2018. Sukhpal is also Founder and significant shareholder of VAR Capital, an independent wealth management firm based in London, and has served as the company’s Chairman since 2012. In 2018, VAR was awarded Euromoney’s Best Family Office award. Sukhpal is a keen investor in Indian and British businesses. In 2016, he invested in e-waste processing company EcoCentric Management in Mumbai, India. A year later, he invested in Digraph Transport Supplies, a truck and trailer part distributor in Nottinghamshire. In 2019, Sukhpal launched the Ahluwalia Family Foundation to support causes and projects in the UK and India, with a special focus on education, enterprise, children and women’s rights, homelessness, immigration causes. Alongside his work in the UK, Sukhpal maintains strong links to India. He travels back regularly and hopes to return permanently sometime in the future. Learn more about Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia on Crunchbase…

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Leo Noe

Executive Chairman and Founder @ Noe Group

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Garry Wilson

co founder & Executive Chairman @ Endless LLP

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Garry, one of our Founders, has over 20 years experience in transforming businesses and private equity. He spends his days sourcing new investment opportunities, looking after a few of our portfolio businesses and keeping our investors up to date. Learn more about Garry Wilson on Crunchbase…

Endless is an investor that specializes in supporting management buyouts, acquisition of non-core businesses, and turnaround investments. Read more aboutEndless LLP on Crunchbase…

Phil Hollingdale

Executive Chairman @ Cushon

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Phil Hollingdale is co-founder of digital wealth company Smarterly who aim to turn the UK’s workforce into a nation of investors. Employers promote Smarterly as an employee benefit, to help people build healthy saving habits with the convenience of saving directly from their pay, often with a contribution boost from the employer as a more accessible complement to pensions. Smarterly use sophisticated algorithms to analyse over 1,000 funds, build ready-made portfolios and comparison tables and then automatically monitor each customer’s individual portfolio on a daily basis. This is Phil’s sixth start-up tech venture. He’s also an active investor and advisor in several businesses across different sectors including Fintech, Healthtech and the Gig Economy. Learn more about Phil Hollingdale on Crunchbase…

Cushon is a fintech company that provides investment, pension, financial wellbeing and workplace savings. Read more aboutCushon on Crunchbase…

Chris Underhill

Non Executive Chairman @ Hive Marketing Cloud

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Hive Intelligence is an agile marketing platform that offers marketing software and services. Read more aboutHive Marketing Cloud on Crunchbase…

Raphael Zier

Co Founder and Executive Chairman @ PerfectStay

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Adrian Binks

Executive Chairman @ Argus Media group

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Adrian Binks is chairman, publisher and major shareholder of the Argus Media group of companies. Adrian developed the company after buying a partnership in a small newsletter business following an earlier career in BP and a brief stint working as an oil industry analyst in the City of London. In 1984 he took management control, renamed the company and started the development of a global business under the Argus brand. Adrian grew up in Leeds where he attended the local grammar school before reading history at Cambridge University. Learn more about Adrian Binks on Crunchbase…

Argus Media group is a global energy and commodity price reporting agency. Read more aboutArgus Media group on Crunchbase…

Gary McIlraith

Executive Chairman @ Tomia

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Sir Robin Miller

Non Executive Chairman @ Immotion Group plc

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Robin has extensive PLC experience spanning many years, particularly in the media sector. He was formerly Chief Executive (1985-1998 and 2001-2003) and Chairman (1998-2001) of Emap plc, a leading international media group in consumer and trade publishing, commercial radio, music TV channels and events. Robin is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Edge VCT and social video company Brave Bison. Additionally he holds the role of Non-Executive Director of Premier Sports Holdings Plc, Gemini Network Media Ltd, Crash Media Group Ltd, Digital Group Ltd, Gruppo Media Ltd, and a Trustee of the Golf Foundation. Learn more about Sir Robin Miller on Crunchbase…

Immotion combine award-winning content & multi-directional motion platforms to deliver immersive VR solutions for high-traffic destinations. Read more aboutImmotion Group plc on Crunchbase…

Chuck Green

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Helios Towers Africa

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Chuck Green is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Helios Towers Africa. Learn more about Chuck Green on Crunchbase…

Helios Towers Africa has operations in Ghana, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and a sister company in Nigeria. Read more aboutHelios Towers Africa on Crunchbase…

Ken Powell

Executive Chairman of the Board @ ReViral

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Prior to his current role, Ken had very extensive experience of the Biotechnology sector. In reverse order he was: Executive Chairman of Q-Chip a Cardiff, Wales based life science company developing novel delayed release formulations of drugs (merged with Midatech and the joint company listed on AIM in 2015). Founder and CEO of Arrow Therapeutics Ltd (a specialised antiviral drug discovery company acquired by Astra-Zeneca PLC for $150 million in February 2007). Professor at UCL and Deputy Director of the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research where he had responsibility for commercial activity including setting up five biotechnology start-up companies. He was a senior Pharmaceutical executive with the Wellcome Foundation which he decided to leave at the Wellcome/Glaxo merger. He has had a successful academic career in the UK and USA. He is an expert virologist and has been involved in the development of multiple drugs including anti-viral compounds against herpes viruses, HIV, Hepatitis C and RSV. Learn more about Ken Powell on Crunchbase…

ReViral is a biotechnology company that develops and offers antiviral therapies for patients. Read more aboutReViral on Crunchbase…

Paul Vickery

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors @ Silicon MicroGravity

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Paul Vickery is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Silicon Microgravity since September 2014. Paul is an experienced Board Director with a background in private equity / venture capital and as an entrepreneur. Paul is the Founder of four university spin outs from Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College and Surrey University; acting as Chairman in three companies and raising a total of £25m over multiple investment rounds. Paul has invested in the oil and gas sector and has extensive experience of serving as a Director in early stage, energy-related companies. As an Investor Paul was a Member of the Board of Directors of 3i plc and led 3i’s activities in Japan as Senior Managing Director. Paul has a B.Sc. in Production Engineering from University of Strathclyde and a Diploma in Japanese Business Studies. Learn more about Paul Vickery on Crunchbase…

Silicon MicroGravity is a company developing novel sensor technology. Read more aboutSilicon MicroGravity on Crunchbase…

Antony Jenkins

Founder & Executive Chairman @ 10xbanking

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Antony’s focus on driving innovation in the digital economy also extends to his role as Group Chairman of Currencies Direct, the leading UK non-bank provider of foreign exchange and international payment services; and his role as a board member of Blockchain, the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. He is a Board Director of Fannie Mae, sitting on the US mortgage lender’s Strategic Initiatives and Technology Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Antony is a strong believer in the need for businesses to support the future workforce to acquire the right skills to thrive in the digital era; his commitment to education is recognised in his role as Chair of the Institute for Apprenticeships, an employer-led organisation established to promote high-quality apprenticeships by 2020. He was previously the Group CEO of Barclays plc for three years until July 2015. Learn more about Antony Jenkins on Crunchbase…

10xbanking offers a digital banking platform that will transform the way financial services providers operate. Read more about10xbanking on Crunchbase…

Richard Tipper

Executive Chairman @ Ecometrica

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Richard is a champion of evidence-based environmental action. He has worked as an adviser on climate change issues for many government, business and international organisations. After studying Agricultural Science (Edinburgh University) Richard worked in Mexico as an advisor to farmers’ organisations. He later took an MSc in Technology Management, then doctoral research on the economics of contemporary Mayan farmers. Following his PhD he obtained research funding to develop the Plan Vivo system for payments for ecosystem services, and subsequently commercial investment to put theory into practice in Mexico, India, Uganda and Mozambique. With commercial interest growing in this area Richard founded the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management (ECCM), and built a team of experts on land use and GHG accounting. While at ECCM Richard was appointed to the UK Roster of Experts on Climate Change and was Lead Author on two IPCC reports. In 2007 his work on the IPCC was recognised as a contribution to the Nobel Peace Prize. Richard also advised on numerous standards and methodologies for accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, including the WBCSD-WRI GHG Protocol, European standards for biofuels and PAS 2060. Since co-founding Ecometrica in 2008 Richard has focused on developing the Earth Observation and spatial data platform side of the business. He has retained an interest in measurement and evaluation of land use interventions as a senior evaluator of Norway’s international climate and forests initiative (NICFI), and an advisor to the UK government’s investments in forests under the International Climate Fund. Learn more about Richard Tipper on Crunchbase…

Ecometrica is an end-to-end environmental software-as-a-service that helps businesses and governments identify risks and opportunities. Read more aboutEcometrica on Crunchbase…

Neil Heywood

Executive Chairman @ Two Big Ears Ltd

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Two Big Ears is a Scottish company specialising in creating efficient audio toolkits for game and virtual reality developers. Read more aboutTwo Big Ears Ltd on Crunchbase…

Simon Hook

Non Executive Chairman @ Altia-ABM

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Altia-ABM is a software company that develops specialist, excellent software to help investigators. Read more aboutAltia-ABM on Crunchbase…

Donal Smith

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Credit Benchmark

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Donal Smith Co-founded Credit Benchmark Ltd., in 2012. Donal Smith served as the Chief Executive Officer at Markit Securities Finance Analytics Ltd. from March 2008 to April 2012. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Financial’s businesses in Europe and Asia at Thomson Reuters. He joined Data Explorers in March 2008. He served as the Managing Director of Thomson Financial’s banking and brokerage division joined at the end of 2001. He also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for European and Asia Operations of Thomson Financial, Inc. He worked for the Financial Times Group as Managing Director of Business Information at FT Information and then as Director of Electronic Publishing for the FT Group. Donal Smith was responsible for the integration of Pearson’s portfolio of business and financial information services as well as the expansion of FT Group through acquisition and he was also responsible for the launch of as a global financial resource which quickly became the number one business website in Europe. He served as Chief Executive Officer of and member the Financial Times Group’s management board. He Co-founded in 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and also FT Group’s Member of the Management Board. He serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Pirum Systems Limited. He serves as Chairman of BI-SAM Technologies S.A. He served as Chairman of Selerity, Inc. He serves as a Director of Selerity, Inc. He serves as a Non Executive Director of Commodity Vectors Ltd. Donal Smith serves as an Executive Member and Member of the Board at Data Explorers Limited. He served as a Non Executive Director of Trinity Mirror plc from March 1, 2012 to May 7, 2015. He holds a Degree in the History of Art and English Literature from University College Dublin. Learn more about Donal Smith on Crunchbase…

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Paul Ellis

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman @ Electron

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Paul Ellis is co-founder and CEO at Electron, a new platform focusing on reinventing the retail energy market in the UK using the Ethereum blockchain. Prior to Electron, Paul spent 13 years in Investment Banking. He founded a development business and fin tech incubator. He then created and ran an electronic trading platform for credit derivatives for a number of years. Learn more about Paul Ellis on Crunchbase…

Electron is accelerating the energy industry’s transition to Net Zero by making granular, market-based interactions possible. Read more aboutElectron on Crunchbase…

David Fyfe

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman @ Bodle Technologies

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David is a founder and Executive Chairman of Bodle Technologies. His career spans several top management positions in both Europe and the United States, and he has held board positions in several firms over the years. As Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Display Technologies (CDT), he took a laboratory-based spin-off to a NASDAQ flotation and a subsequent $285m trade sale. David is also the Executive Chairman of Oxford Photovoltaics. As a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, David also serves on the board of Cambridge in America foundation. Learn more about David Fyfe on Crunchbase…

Developing SRD® technology for a low-power display of vivid colours that doesn’t look washed out in bright conditions Read more aboutBodle Technologies on Crunchbase…

Lady Barbara Judge

Independent Non-Executive Chairman @ LoopUp

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Lady Judge is a Senior Advisor to Triangle Growth Partners, and chairs the Investment Advisory Committee.Lady Judge, a trained commercial lawyer, has an unusually broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. She was previously a partner in a major US law firm specialising in corporate and financial transactions. In 1980 she was appointed by the President as a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Thereafter she was appointed as the first woman executive director of News International and Samuel Montagu and held many positions in the financial services industry including Chair of the UK/US Committee on Corporate Governance and Senior Advisor to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She is currently Chairman of the Energy Institute of University College London and Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund. In 2002 she was appointed as a director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and became its Chairman in 2004 and was reappointed in 2007. After completing two terms she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Committee and Chairman of its Task Force on Nuclear Safety. She is also a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy. Lady Judge is a non-executive director of NV Bekaert SA (Belgium) and Magna International Inc (Canada) and a strategic advisor to a number of international corporations, including Statoil and Barclays. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of Sabanci University and a member of the Steering Committee of the Istanbul International Energy & Climate Center at Sabanci University. In addition she is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. In June 2010 she was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries. Lady Judge received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honours from New York University Law School. Learn more about Lady Barbara Judge on Crunchbase…

LoopUp is a premium remote meetings solution. Read more aboutLoopUp on Crunchbase…

Christopher Sier

Executive Chairman @ ClearGlass

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ClearGlass is a digital intermediary between asset managers and pension funds. Read more aboutClearGlass on Crunchbase…

Joel Rosenblatt

Executive Chairman @ Buoyant Upholstery

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Buoyant Upholstery is a manufacturer platform for upholstered furniture. Read more aboutBuoyant Upholstery on Crunchbase…

Kenton Fine

Executive Chairman @ Getronics

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The Getronics family is an ICT Services group consisting of the Getronics and Connectis brands. Read more aboutGetronics on Crunchbase…

Sergey V Kurzin

Executive Chairman @ Orsu Metals Corporation

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Dr Sergey Kurzin is a Russian-born (1960) research engineer who moved to the United Kingdom in 1990 and has since played a key role in initiatives to acquire and progress several important Former Soviet Union mining assets. These include Julietta (a high grade gold deposit in Magadan, Russia, with Bema Gold), Kupol (a high grade epithermal gold deposit in Chukotka, Russia, also with with Bema Gold), the Varvarinskoye copper and gold skarn deposit in Kazakhstan with European Minerals Corporation. He has also played a key role in establishing UrAsia Energy Ltd, a uranium producer with mining operations in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He founded Oriel Resources Plc and held the position of its Executive Chairman. Learn more about Sergey V Kurzin on Crunchbase…

Orsu Metals Corporation, formerly European Minerals Corporation, is involved in natural resource exploration and development. Read more aboutOrsu Metals Corporation on Crunchbase…

Michael Marshall

Executive Chairman @ Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Limited

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Chris Ingram

Executive Chairman @ Bonhill Group

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Chris Ingram is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He spent over 40 years in the media and communications industries, mostly as an entrepreneur. He is regarded as the inventor of the modern media agency having started TMD (The Media Department) for the Kimpher Group in 1972. He then established CIA (Chris Ingram Associates) in 1976 with £10,000 of share capital and a £30,000 loan and built a 67 office international network, floated in 1989 and sold to WPP in 2001 for £430m Chris is now an active investor in SMEs, primarily early stage, digitally-orientated companies with high growth potential. These businesses are all based in London and New York. He invests through Ingram Enterprise Investors LLP which was set up in 2008. In 2015 Chris became Chairman of the tiny PLC Vitesse Media, moving to Executive Chairman in February 2016 and increasing his shareholding to 26%. Chris is actively involved in the Pro Bono sector through his family trust, The Ingram Trust which supports approximately two dozen charities both national and international as well as locally in Surrey. He is a passionate art collector and his 680 piece collection is the largest collection of privately owned publicly accessible Modern British Art in the UK. In February 2016 his collection was given over to a public foundation, “The Ingram Art Foundation”. Chris’ weakness is football and since rescuing Woking Football Club in 2002, he was the owner until 2012. He is now their landlord having given the club a demanding 125 year lease at £1 per year. Learn more about Chris Ingram on Crunchbase…

Bonhill Group operates as a B2B media company. Read more aboutBonhill Group on Crunchbase…

Ian Burnett

Non Executive Chairman @ Stroma Ltd

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Stroma Ltd provides compliance services and software applications. Read more aboutStroma Ltd on Crunchbase…

David Livesley

Non-Executive Chairman @ Oxford Technology Management

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David Livesley is the Chairman of OT4. He worked in the life science and pharmaceutical industries before joining Cambridge Consultants Ltd in 1987, where he was involved with teams working across a range of industrial sectors. He currently works for YFM Venture Finance, where he is an Investment Director, responsible for technology investments from a range of funds managed by the YFM Group. Learn more about David Livesley on Crunchbase…

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Sam Williams

Executive Chairman @ Istesso

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Sam is the founding CEO of Istesso and currently serves as Executive Chairman. He has been with the company since 2007, prior to which he was a top-ranked equity analyst in the City of London. Sam is Chairman of Microbiotica Ltd and Iksuda Ltd, and a non-executive Director of Diurnal Group plc. He holds a PhD in molecular biology from Cambridge and a degree in biology from Oxford. Learn more about Sam Williams on Crunchbase…

Istesso is a drug discovery and development company working in the field of immunometabolism. Read more aboutIstesso on Crunchbase…

Greg Karpovsky

Founder and Executive Chairman @ Stenn

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Stenn is a non-bank trade finance provider that delivers innovative solutions to unlock working capital for buyers and suppliers. Read more aboutStenn on Crunchbase…

Ross Alexander

Executive Chairman @ Africa Matters

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AML is an Africa-focused commercial consultancy specialising in strategy and risk management, due diligence. Read more aboutAfrica Matters on Crunchbase…

Neil Bennett

Executive Chairman @ Rail Operations (UK) Limited

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Rail Operations (UK) Limited provides innovative and pioneering train operations. Read more aboutRail Operations (UK) Limited on Crunchbase…

Simon Embley

Non Executive Chairman @ Roadtohealth Group Ltd

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Mike Callender

Executive Chairman @ REPL Group

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Mike founded REPL in 2007 with Chris Love and has guided the company from start-up to worldwide success. An enthusiastic, hands-on entrepreneur, he believes that everything can be made to work better. Mike has worked in retail since he was 15 and has extensive experience within the industry. Specialising in business analysis and strategy, team leadership and change management, he’s passionate about innovation and keeping ahead of the game. As chairman and product visionary at REPL, he spends time with customers understanding what they need and immerses himself in all the latest retail trends. An inspirational event speaker, Mike is dedicated to future growth through both acquisitions and the further development of international markets. Learn more about Mike Callender on Crunchbase…

REPL Group delivers technology and management solutions which transform business operations and processes. Read more aboutREPL Group on Crunchbase…

Ian Campbell

Executive Chairman @ Airfi Networks

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We help Original Equipment Manufacturers launch and monetize cellular connected products worldwide through our Catalyst IoT Platform Read more aboutAirfi Networks on Crunchbase…

Chris Cleverly

Block Commodities Executive Chairman @ FarmCoin

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FarmCoin has been designed and funded with the support of strategic blockchain private equity investor Swarm Fund. Read more aboutFarmCoin on Crunchbase…

Scott Law

Executive Chairman @ Deko

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Deko is the best way for merchants to help customers finance the important things in life. Read more aboutDeko on Crunchbase…

Peter Douglas

Non-Executive Chairman @ PJD Group

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PJD Group is one of the UK’s largest independent mechanical engineering specialists with the commercial experience and technical expertise Read more aboutPJD Group on Crunchbase…

David Priestley

Executive Chairman @ Cuelogic Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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A career entrepreneur in technology for the Finance and Commodities sectors. Founder of 6 successful start ups over a 30 year career. Finalist in the 2001 Entrepreneur of the year and winner of the AIM Fastest Rising Share in 2003. Responsible for the creation of several hundred technology jobs in the sector and with an excess of over £100 million in exports achieved over the years Priestley remains committed to deploying the very latest technology using the very best software engineering talent. David was part of Gissing Software’s management team that sold the business to Reuters in 2008. David co-founded MDX Technology in 2010. Learn more about David Priestley on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutCuelogic Technologies Pvt. Ltd. on Crunchbase…

Colin Bennett

Non Executive Chairman @ EnteroBiotix

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EnteroBiotix is a developer of novel medicinal products intended to restore health and prevent bacterial infections. Read more aboutEnteroBiotix on Crunchbase…

Kevin Sargent

Executive Chairman @ Farsound

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Kevin Sargent is the executive chairman at Farsound Aviation and Sterling Aircraft Product. Learn more about Kevin Sargent on Crunchbase…

Farsound provides consumable component parts for the aerospace engine sector. Read more aboutFarsound on Crunchbase…

Gunter Dombrowe

Non-Executive Chairman @ Adaptix Ltd

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Adaptix is transforming planar X-ray – the diagnostic imaging modality most widely used in healthcare worldwide. Read more aboutAdaptix Ltd on Crunchbase…

Syd Nadim

Founder and Executive Chairman @ Clock

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Syd has nurtured Clock from a Prince’s Trust start-up in 1997 to one of the top 100 digital agencies in the UK. His passion for digital, and his devotion to the Prince’s Trust, have seen him get involved with a few other promising start-ups as well, including SwipeStation, WUWO magazine, Browser and Hijack Media. An outstanding motivational speaker, Syd regularly attends schools and industry events to share his inspirational story, and in 2013 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his outstanding work in the development of business and entrepreneurial education. Learn more about Syd Nadim on Crunchbase…

Clock is a digital agency specialized in the design and management of digital platforms. Read more aboutClock on Crunchbase…

Godfrey Ainsworth

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors @ IQE

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Godfrey Ainsworth qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was employed by Coopers & Lybrand before becoming an audit partner and then corporate finance partner with Spicer & Oppenheim. He founded Gambit Corporate Finance in 1992, a practice specialising in the provision of corporate finance services where he was Managing Partner until his retirement from the firm on 30 November 2009. He has held several Non-Executive Directorship appointments, including assignments for 3i plc and the Welsh Development Agency. He has provided advice to IQE (formerly EPI) since its inception and was appointed to the Board in 1997. He was appointed to the Board of IQE Plc in April 1999, and was appointed chairman in February 2002. Learn more about Godfrey Ainsworth on Crunchbase…

IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor wafer products. Read more aboutIQE on Crunchbase…

Bill Potter

Executive Chairman @ Futura Medical

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William Potter became Chairman in June 2001. He is an adviser to the Nominations Committee and to the Remuneration Committee. He provides advice and expertise on product development matters bringing to bear his considerable experience. He has over 30 years of experience in research and development including bringing new products to market involving a wide range of medical devices. He has extensive knowledge of worldwide regulatory procedures, intellectual property issues and licensing. Dr Potter previously worked at London International Group plc, including seven years as Group Scientific Affairs Director, and at Smith & Nephew plc. Learn more about Bill Potter on Crunchbase…

Futura’s innovation strategy applies advanced science to develop products with compelling commercial potential using our advanced Read more aboutFutura Medical on Crunchbase…

Andrew Rubio

Non Executive Chairman @ Throgmorton

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Throgmorton is one of the leading financial and administrative outsourcing companies serving the financial services sector. Read more aboutThrogmorton on Crunchbase…

Graham Peacop

Non Executive Chairman @ Witstock

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Witstock is a specialized and independent practice that creates tailored solutions to clients’ card and payment challenges. Read more aboutWitstock on Crunchbase…

Peter Bell

Executive Chairman @ Campion Homes

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Pete founded Campion in 1989. An experienced QS with broad knowledge and experience of all aspects of the construction industry, he drives Campion’s business strategy and growth plans. Learn more about Peter Bell on Crunchbase…

Campion Homes is a family-owned Scottish housebuilder of both private residential and affordable homes. Read more aboutCampion Homes on Crunchbase…

Robert Clare

Executive Chairman @ Local Puzzle

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Supporting independent merchants, rewarding shoppers’ loyalty, revitalising the high street Read more aboutLocal Puzzle on Crunchbase…

Jerker Johansson

Executive Chairman @ Blue Water Energy

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Jerker co-founded Blue Water Energy in 2011. As Executive Chairman, Jerker works alongside the other co-founding partners to drive the continued growth of the firm and the value creation across the funds BWE manage. Jerker’s specific responsibilities include chairing the Investment Committee, Quarterly Portfolio Reviews and the BWE charitable giving committee. Jerker also maintains an active role across all elements of BWE including the deal team, finance team and the Marketing & IR team. Jerker was previously the Global Head of Institutional Equities at Morgan Stanley, where his 22-year tenure featured involvement across various capital markets, then CEO of UBS Investment Bank. Jerker holds an MSc degree in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Jerker now serves on the boards of GPS Group, Influit, Stena International S.A., Stena Fastigheter and FAM AB – part of The Wallenberg Foundations – and is a Trustee of The Morgan Library and Museum. Jerker is also a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Learn more about Jerker Johansson on Crunchbase…

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David Bott

Non-Executive Chairman @ FluteOffice

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After 26 years with BP, Courtaulds and ICI, spent in both their corporate centres and business units, David moved into start-ups 10 years ago, but was then diverted into 7 years setting up and directing the programmes of the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK). He is now a non-executive Chairman of Flute Office and Oxford Biomaterials, a non-executive director of Oxford Advanced Surfaces, a Principal Fellow of WMG at Warwick University and has engaged in a wide variety of activities involving materials, design, sustainability and innovation. Learn more about David Bott on Crunchbase… was founded in 2012 bring fast, flexible, sustainable and affordable design office furniture to the market. Read more aboutFluteOffice on Crunchbase…

Derek Banks

Executive Chairman @ Liss Systems

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A founder member and Managing Director (now Executive Chairman) of LISS Systems, Derek has spent all his working life, in a career spanning more than forty years, providing IT and Management Services to the Life Assurance Industry and the London Insurance Market from both an underwriting and broker perspective. He has been responsible for the introduction of significant application software packages (e.g. CAPS-I-L and LIFEfit) into the UK and European marketplace. He has held senior management positions within Life Assurance companies, Lloyds Broking firms and Application Software and Consultancy organisations operating in the Insurance market. Derek plays a key role in the development of LISSIA. He remains closely involved in the analysis, design and specification of major function for each new implementation of the system. He is also actively involved in the management and control of every LISSIA project. Learn more about Derek Banks on Crunchbase…

Liss Systems provides policy administration solutions. Read more aboutLiss Systems on Crunchbase…

Iain Lanaghan

Interim Executive Chairman @ Metropolitan European Transport

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Iain Lanaghan is co-founder and Interim Executive Chairman of MET. He is also a Non-Executive Director of MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support organisation, The National Nuclear Laboratory and Scottish Water. He has specialised in building growth companies in public and private markets, as well as the restructuring of entities in the transport and energy sectors. His previous transport experience has included four years as Group Finance Director of FirstGroup plc. At FirstGroup he significantly strengthened the balance sheet by increasing debt maturity through the issue of £550 million of bonds, including the debut bond, and £400 million of refinanced facilities, as well as major changes to the Group’s pension schemes. He also led a number of successful acquisitions and integrations. He was a founder and former CFO of European transport business Abellio GmbH. Other senior roles have included Group Finance Director at Faroe Petroleum plc, where activities included two equity raises and a sector-leading debt refinancing, and value adding acquisitions, disposals and swaps. He was also Finance Director of PowerGen International, which grew from a start-up to $7billion of projects under management. He has also had experience in private equity backed businesses, including as Group Finance Director of Atlantic Power, which he prepared for IPO prior to a successful trade sale. He is a chartered accountant, having worked in KPMG London and Frankfurt. Learn more about Iain Lanaghan on Crunchbase…

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Alain Schibl

Executive Chairman @ Priv

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Tom Flannery

Executive Chairman @ Reward Finance Group

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Tom Flannery joined Reward Investments as Executive Chairman in 2011. Learn more about Tom Flannery on Crunchbase…

Reward Finance Group offers a finance solutions that is put together to meet specific business needs. Read more aboutReward Finance Group on Crunchbase…

Mark Suter

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder @ Digital Vega

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Mark has 30+ years of front office experience in the Global FX market. Mark has managed cash and derivative businesses for Chase Manhattan, Royal Bank of Scotland, Banque Paribas and Standard Bank. In 2000, Mark joined Dresdner Bank to help build and roll out the Piranha and Click and Trade online platforms. With a strong mix of experience in Option trading and development of online trading systems. Mark was approached by FXall to develop a multi-bank FX options trading platform; as the shareholding and business focus changed, the option project was shelved in 2007. Mark’s view was that an opportunity clearly existed, backed by increasing demand from a range of clients, partnering with worldflow, an e-commerce development specialist. He went on to co-found Digital Vega. Learn more about Mark Suter on Crunchbase…

Digital Vega is a privately held company operating the Medusa FX Option trading platform. Read more aboutDigital Vega on Crunchbase…

Eliot Charles

Executive Chairman @ MiroBio

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Eliot Charles is the Executive Chairman of MiroBio. He also serves as a mentor at Creative Destruction Labs. Learn more about Eliot Charles on Crunchbase…

MiroBio is Harnessing the natural control mechanisms of the immune system. Read more aboutMiroBio on Crunchbase…

Ben Grech

Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman @ Uniplaces

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Uniplaces is an innovative service for students like you that takes a fresh approach to booking student accommodation online. Read more aboutUniplaces on Crunchbase…

Maureen Coleman

Executive Chairman @ CN Bio Innovations

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Mrs Coleman has amassed over 20 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry, latterly as VP Global Strategy Development for GlaxoSmithKline. Since 2007 she has been working with a number of investor-backed companies including as founding Chief Executive of NovaThera, a regenerative medicine spin-out from Imperial College London, and as Director, Chairman and Chief Executive of life science spin-out companies from Oxford, Kings College, and Brunel Universities. Mrs Coleman is currently Chairman of Parafricta Ltd, a wound care materials business, and is a Director of MedInnovate Ltd, a technology consultancy spanning the healthcare industry. Mrs Coleman joined CN Bio Innovations in 2009 and became Chairman in 2011. She brings a wealth of sector relevant knowledge to the CNBIO team and experienced leadership in developing early stage life science businesses. Learn more about Maureen Coleman on Crunchbase…

CN Bio develops human organ-on-a-chip platforms for the testing and development of therapeutics for serious human diseases. Read more aboutCN Bio Innovations on Crunchbase…

Dave Smithyes

Executive Chairman @ DWS Bodyworks

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DWS Bodyworks is a provider of motor repair services. Read more aboutDWS Bodyworks on Crunchbase…

Dave Smithyes

Executive Chairman @ DWS Bodyworks

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James Otter

Co-founder and Executive Chairman @ Renovos

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James has extensive corporate commercial experience including a range of international management positions with Zeneca Agrochemicals and led a major turnaround while on the board of Spectris plc. Over the last 15 years he has focused on the bioscience SME sector, both as an investor while chairman of Hygea VCT and as CEO of several SMEs focused on imaging, drug delivery, telemedicine and cell culture. James brings a wealth of invaluable start-up, investment, governance and commercialisation experience to Renovos Biologics Ltd., essential to the role of Chairman. Learn more about James Otter on Crunchbase…

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James Otter

Co-founder and Executive Chairman @ Renovos

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James has extensive corporate commercial experience including a range of international management positions with Zeneca Agrochemicals and led a major turnaround while on the board of Spectris plc. Over the last 15 years he has focused on the bioscience SME sector, both as an investor while chairman of Hygea VCT and as CEO of several SMEs focused on imaging, drug delivery, telemedicine and cell culture. James brings a wealth of invaluable start-up, investment, governance and commercialisation experience to Renovos Biologics Ltd., essential to the role of Chairman. Learn more about James Otter on Crunchbase…

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