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Top Influencers: 101 UK Member’s To Follow in 2022

Member of the Board of Directors play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Member of the Board of Directors role. We have selected these Member of the Board of Directors’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 Member of the Board of Directors’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Masroor Siddiqui

Member of the Board of Directors @ News Corp

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Masroor Siddiqui is the Managing Partner of Naya Management LLP, an investment firm he co-founded in May 2012. Masroor was previously a Partner at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP, a hedge fund, from 2009 to 2011 and a Managing Director at Canyon Partners, an investment firm, from 2006 to 2009. Masroor previously served as a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments, where he was responsible for a broad range of investments. Masroor spent several years as an investment banker and sell-side Analyst primarily at Goldman Sachs and Jefferies & Company. Masroor is a Member of the Board of Directors at News Corp since June 2013. Masroor has significant experience in investing with a focus on media investments. Masroor offers the Board valuable insights on global markets and industries relevant to the Company’s businesses. Masroor graduated from Yale University with a Master’s degree in Management and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Masroor Siddiqui on Crunchbase…

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Mark Gerhard

Member Board Of Directors @ MarketWise

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Mark Gerhard, is a highly experienced technology entrepreneur, innovator and an accomplished and award-winning Chief Executive Officer and CTO at the forefront of the interactive entertainment sector. Mr. Gerhard served as Chief Executive Officer and CTO at Jagex, the UK’s leading games developer and publisher best known as the makers of RuneScape.com, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Under Mr. Gerhard’s leadership, Jagex was set on a long-term growth path with a revitalized core franchise on multiple platforms, giving the multi-award winning IP owner and publisher long-term predictable revenue streams. He introduced numerous product improvements ranging from more contemporary gameplay mechanics to graphical and performance improvements to enhanced monetization to community engagement. The company was awarded three Guinness World Records for record-breaking successes with RuneScape alongside the Queens Award for Innovation in Enterprise. He hired and developed the talent that has gone on to lead the company successfully after his departure. During his tenure, significant value for shareholders was created through the fusion of leading-edge technology, creativity and strategic thinking. He is passionate about building, growing and transforming businesses. He has spent the past two decades improving, innovating, developing, investing in, advising, and operating at a strategic board level at a wide range of different businesses sitting at the intersection of media and technology. For over a decade, Mr. Gerhard has been a significant leader in the Video Games industry. He has served on the Board of the not-for-profit trade association for the games industry, TIGA.org for the past 11 years, of which the last 7 years he has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board, where he continues to serve. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of PlayFusion, a developer utilizing artificial intelligence to power the future of enhanced reality entertainment, education, beauty and commerce. Prior to his career in the games industry, he worked in numerous senior technology and cyber security roles at GTech Corporation, Ministry of Data and Serious Global. He currently serves on the board of TIGA, PlayFusion, Disruptional and Beauty Labs International, Cambridge Venture Partners and key prior board experience includes Jagex, Ministry of Data and Serious Global. A member of Founders for Schools, Mr. Gerhard is a regular speaker inspiring young adults to focus on STEM subjects. Learn more about Mark Gerhard on Crunchbase…

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Curt Hopkins

Founding Member and CEO of X Machina Sustainable Technologies @ X Machina Capital Strategies

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Tech CEO, Chairman and venture builder in sustainable tech, fintech and the future of work. Learn more about Curt Hopkins on Crunchbase…

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Jussi Wuoristo

Partner, Member of Founding Team @ Vitruvian Partners

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Jussi Wuoristo is a Partner and member of the founding team of Vitruvian Partners, a global investment firm with c.€10bn of AuM. At Vitruvian, Jussi focuses on digital growth businesses across geographies, leads the activities of the firm in Software and the Nordic region and serves on the boards of several private companies as non-executive director and chair. His experience includes investments in Just Eat, EasyPark, Unifaun, Enfuce, Smava, Benify, Linimed, Accountor, Scrive and CRF Health, among others. Prior to Vitruvian, Jussi was with General Atlantic in London, after starting his career in investment banking and equity derivatives in 1998. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Helsinki School of Economics. Learn more about Jussi Wuoristo on Crunchbase…

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Konstantin von Unger

Member Shareholder Committee @ Henkel

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Konstantin Unger is a Partner of Quarton International. He has been serving on the Shareholder Committee of Henkel AG since 2003 and is Vice Chairman of the Personnel Committee. He also co-founded and is on the board of HFO, a leading European family office. Before he helped founding Blue Corporate Finance in 2001, he was working as the managing director and leader of business development at the technology firms Sportal Ltd and Excite International. Previosuly, he worked with management consultants Bain & Co in Munich and corporate finance advisors The Lazard Brothers in London. Learn more about Konstantin von Unger on Crunchbase…

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Melih Odemis

Founding Member @ Galata Business Angels

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Melih is one of the pioneer Internet entrepreneurs in Turkey. Born in Istanbul, he studied Computer Engineering and MBA at Bogazici University. After one year of professional experience in Citibank, Melih founded yemeksepeti.com with his partners in 2000. Yemeksepeti.com became the online food delivery giant first in Turkey, and then in Middle East and Eastern Europe. As a co-founder, Melih has acted as CTO of the company until 2013 and as Board Member until May 2015, when the company was acquired by Delivery Hero writing one of the biggest Internet exit stories in the region. Melih has been selected an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2007. Since 2011 he has been an active angel investor in internet and technology companies with more than 30 investments. He is one of the cofounders of Galata Business Angels, which is one of the first business angel networks in Turkey. He is a founding member of EO Turkey. Melih lives in London now with his family and continues to invest in tech start-ups globally. Learn more about Melih Odemis on Crunchbase…

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Gregorio Napoleone

Founder and Investment Committee Member @ Stirling Square Capital Partners

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Gregorio is a co-founder of Stirling Square. Previously, Gregorio was a Principal at DLJ Merchant Banking (“DLJMB”), the Private Equity division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, in New York and London. Before joining DLJMB, Gregorio worked at Bankers Trust in New York and Milan, where he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Acquisition & Structured Finance and Private Equity divisions. His previous experience includes executive positions in industrial firms in Europe and Asia. Gregorio completed the ETPJ graduate programme in Japanese management practices at Sophia University in Tokyo and holds a Laurea in Business Administration from Università Bocconi in Milan. Learn more about Gregorio Napoleone on Crunchbase…

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Richard Laxer

Officer & Member, Corporate Executive Council @ General Electric

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Rich Laxer is the Chairman and CEO at GE Capital. Learn more about Richard Laxer on Crunchbase…

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Projjol Banerjea

Founder & Chief Product Officer, Board Member @ Zeotap

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Projjol has 10+ years of experience in product management, marketing and business development. He’s the founder and Chief Product Officer of zeotap, a premium data collective that aims to democratise enterprise data for better decision-making across industries. Projjol’s prior roles include those as Chief Product Officer at premium network Moboqo, acquired by mobile advertising company Applovin, as well as VP Marketing & Business Development at mobile supply side platform Fyber (formerly SponsorPay), acquired by RNTS Media for $190 million. Projjol was awarded an MBA by Oxford’s Saïd Business School in 2009. At Oxford, he was a member of the university’s lightweight rowing team. He also holds an MS in HCI from Indiana University’s School of Informatics and a BA in Computer Science (highest honours, Phi Beta Kappa) from DePauw University. He is also an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). Projjol was selected as a Fellow by StartingBloc, an international fellowship of young leaders who share a keen interest in corporate responsibility, cross-sector partnerships and sustainability. In addition to physical activity, he enjoys reading (mostly non-fiction), music and travel; weaknesses include wine and dark chocolate. Projjol has extensive experience speaking at events, including CES, ad:tech, TM Forum, Game Connection and Mediabistro conferences, and has also been published in and/or interviewed by Wired, TechCrunch, Economic Times, Business Standard, Tech in Asia, MediaPost, AdExchanger, PocketGamer and KillerStartups, among others. Learn more about Projjol Banerjea on Crunchbase…

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Faisal Galaria

Board Member & Non Executive Director @ Green Man Gaming

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Faisal Galaria is the CEO of Blippar the Augmented Reality company. He previously served as Global Head of Business Development at Spotify Limited, as Managing Director of Europe and Asia at Kayak and was early member of the Skype team. At Skype as Director of Europe, he was responsible for key partnerships across the US, Europe the Middle East, with companies such as Sony, Bebo, British Telecom, Dixons and HP. Prior to joining Skype, he was a member of the Policy Executive of the UK’s telecom and media regulator Ofcom. At Ofcom, he played a senior role in the high-profile negotiation and valuation of distribution rights for Premier League Football and co-authored the Telecoms Strategy Review. He started his career in wireless and Internet consulting and was a senior member of Cluster Consulting, which was acquired by Diamond Technology Partners (NASDAQ: DTPI) for $930 million in 2000. He has been educated across Europe and graduated with honors from UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) with a Bachelor’s in Management Sciences in the UK. He also holds an MBA from IESE in Spain. Learn more about Faisal Galaria on Crunchbase…

Green Man Gaming is a global pure play e-commerce and technology business in the video games industry. Read more aboutGreen Man Gaming on Crunchbase…

Mark Lyle Schneider

Board Member @ UnitedGlobalCom

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Mark Schneider was co-founder of leading European cable group UPC, which was subsequently acquired by Liberty Global in 2005. Mark has served on public and private company boards of companies operating in over 20 countries around the world, including United Artist Entertainment, UIH, UnitedGlobalCom, UPC, SBS Broadcasting and Blockbuster Video. With his background in international cable and telecommunications, Mark brings strong operating knowledge and an extensive network of contacts to the Board. Learn more about Mark Lyle Schneider on Crunchbase…

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Jason Manolopoulos

Member @ Outlier Ventures

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Temitope Lawani

Managing Partner, Member of Executive and Investment Committees @ Helios Investment Partners

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Mr. Lawani received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and MBA (2nd Year Honors) from Harvard Business School. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners, LLP an Africa-focused private equity firm with approximately $1.8 billion in assets under management. Prior to forming Helios he was a Principal in the San Francisco and London offices of TPG Capital (“TPG”), a leading global private equity firm managing over $50 billion in capital. Tope is also a former Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Development Analyst at the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California. He serves on Boards of Directors of Vivo Energy, First City Monument Bank PLC, Helios Towers Nigeria, InterSwitch Limited, Helios Towers Africa Limited and Finacity. He also serves as a member of the Harvard Law School Dean’s Advisory Board; the Overseers’ Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School; and the MIT Open Courseware Advisory Board. Learn more about Temitope Lawani on Crunchbase…

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Basem Salfiti

Board Member @ Souqalmal.com

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Based in London, Basem is a Partner at Hummingbird Ventures. His portfolio includes CicekSepeti, Deliveroo, Menaclick and he currently serves on the board of directors of MarkaVIP, Souqualmal and Bank al Etihad in Jordan. Prior to joining Hummingbird, Basem was a Managing Director at Perella Weinberg Partners in London where he led the technology banking business in Europe. Prior, he was an Executive Director in the technology banking team at Morgan Stanley. Basem also held a number of executive management roles at BEST IC Laboratories, a semiconductor start up in Silicon Valley. Basem has a MBA with honors from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science with honors in Electrical Engeneering from Brown University. He is fluent in Arabic and English and speaks French. Learn more about Basem Salfiti on Crunchbase…

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Adam Warby

Senior Advisor and Member of European Portolio Management Committee @ KKR India Financial Services

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Adam works closely with the Avanade Board of Directors and his leadership team to realize the company’s mission of helping customers increase revenue, reduce costs and reinvest in innovation with proven solutions that extend Microsoft technologies. Adam joined Avanade at its inception in April, 2000, and as one of the founding members, was instrumental in building the company and shaping its culture. A senior leader, Adam has significant experience managing and growing Avanade’s business operations, having served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the company’s North American and European operations during his tenure. As Executive Vice President, he has also led Avanade’s worldwide sales and marketing teams, and set the vision and direction for Avanade solutions. A true global citizen, Adam has lived in both Europe and North America, and has frequently traveled the globe visiting Avanade customers and regional offices. Adam came to Avanade from Microsoft, where he was General Manager of the Midwest District, responsible for sales and support of Microsoft software throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Prior to this position, he was General Manager of Microsoft’s Enterprise Services, responsible for implementing the strategy and plans for Microsoft’s direct and partner services organizations focused on enterprise customers. Adam earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London. Learn more about Adam Warby on Crunchbase…

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Olivier de Trogoff

CEO @ Maje invest and member of the Board of Director @ ClicData @ ClicData

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Touker Suleyman

Board Member @ Cablato

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Touker Suleyman is a multi-millionaire Turkish Cypriot fashion retail entrepreneur and investor. In 2001, his company Low Profile Group purchased UK shirt maker Hawes & Curtis, and in 2008 he purchased UK fashion label Ghost. More recently, he has invested in a number of start-up companies including Bikesoup and Huxley & Cox. Learn more about Touker Suleyman on Crunchbase…

Cablato develops and deploys broadcast quality video personalisation technology for OTT & addressable TV industries. Read more aboutCablato on Crunchbase…

David Tupman

Member of the Board of Directors @ Cirrus Logic

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Tupman is a long-time innovator and technology executive, most recently serving as vice president of iPhone and iPod Engineering at Apple from 2001-2011 where he led the development of numerous hardware products. Tupman previously served as hardware engineering manager at Psion Computers from 1995-2001 and his career also includes key engineering positions at Schlumberger and Caterpillar Ltd. Dr. Tupman, who is a citizen of both the UK and United States and holds more than 30 U.S. and worldwide patents, received his bachelor of engineering degree, and an honorary doctorate in science, from Salford University and his HTEC in electrical engineering, with distinctions, from De Montfort University in Leicester. Learn more about David Tupman on Crunchbase…

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Ross Hamilton

Member of Management @ Partners Group

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Ross joined Partners Group in 2014 and is responsible for Private Equity and Venture Capital investments in Europe. Learn more about Ross Hamilton on Crunchbase…

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Justin Floyd

CEO and Member Of The Board @ RedCloud Technologies

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Justin Floyd Recognised as a leading Entrepreneur for almost 3 decades Justin Floyd has founded and invested in a number of innovative businesses. Since 1987 he has been involved in companies that have included Vecta Software Corporation, a leading Cloud Business Intelligence company and the world’s first leasing exchange that generated over $2 billion in transactions over two years. Mr. Floyd is a trusted adviser to a number of Entrepreneurs who’s products and services are changing markets. He is the Founding Partner of RedCloud VC, an investment company that backs entrepreneurs in emerging and developing markets focusing on mobile, cloud and disruptive technologies. Learn more about Justin Floyd on Crunchbase…

RedCloud believe technology will universally change the way in which services are distributed & accessed by people in new digital economy. Read more aboutRedCloud Technologies on Crunchbase…

Nitin Jain

Member @ YPO

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Adam Knight

Board Member @ Social and Sustainable Capital

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Commodity trader and business builder turned social finance entrepreneur and angel investor. Co-founder of SASC, trustee at RoundhouseLDN, and racing driver. Learn more about Adam Knight on Crunchbase…

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Peter Chambre

Member of the Board of Directors @ Spectris

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Peter Chambré has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and significant board experience, having held a number of senior and non-executive positions in healthcare companies, including as chief executive officer of Cambridge Antibody Technology Group plc (until its acquisition by AstraZeneca PLC in 2006), chairman of ApaTech Limited and non-executive director of BTG plc. Prior to that he was chief operating officer of Celera Genomics Group and chief executive of Bespak plc. Chairman of 7TM Pharma A/S, Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH and Cancer Research Technology Ltd. Director of OneMed Sverige AB and Imperial Innovations Group plc. Trustee of Cancer Research UK. Learn more about Peter Chambre on Crunchbase…

Spectris is a supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Read more aboutSpectris on Crunchbase…

Laurence Molke

Founder / Board Member @ QRails

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Stephanie Allen

Member of the Board of Advisors @ CityFalcon

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Paul Farnell

Co-Founder & Board Member @ Litmus

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Paul Farnell is the CEO & Co-Founder of Litmus. After moving the company across the pond, Paul has come to love Boston and driving on the right side of the road. He can often be found anyplace with a good charcuterie plate. Learn more about Paul Farnell on Crunchbase…

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Christopher Rogers

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors & Member of the Audit and Nomination Committee @ Travis Perkins

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Christopher Rogers was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 September 2013. Christopher was Managing Director of Costa Coffee from 2012 to 2016 and a director of Whitbread PLC from 2005 to 2016 where he also served as Group Finance Director. He was Group Finance Director of Woolworth Group PLC from 2001 to 2005 and previously held senior roles in both finance and commercial functions in Comet Group PLC and Kingfisher PLC. He was also a non-executive director of HMV Group PLC from 2006 to 2012. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominations Committee. Christopher is a chartered accountant. Learn more about Christopher Rogers on Crunchbase…

Travis Perkins plc, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the UK’s leading companies in the builders’ merchanting and home improvement market. Read more aboutTravis Perkins on Crunchbase…

Natalie Bancroft

Member of the Board of Directors @ News Corp

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Natalie Bancroft is a Member of the Board of Directors at News Corp since June 2013. Natalie is a professionally trained Opera Singer, has studied journalism and is a Graduate of L’Institut de Ribaupierre in Lausanne, Switzerland. Natalie has a culturally diverse background, having lived across Europe, and speaks several languages fluently. Natalie served as a Member of the Board of Directors at 21st Century Fox from 2007 until June 2013. Natalie brings public company board and committee experience to the board gained from her service as a current Director and member of both the Company’s Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, and as a former Member of the Board of Directors of 21st Century Fox and Member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Natalie’s public company board and committee service and international experience add valuable perspective to the deliberations of the Board. Learn more about Natalie Bancroft on Crunchbase…

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Melissa Snover

Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member @ Nourished

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Melissa Snover CEO and founder of Nourished. Learn more about Melissa Snover on Crunchbase…

Nourished provides a customized nutrition product that uses patented 3D printing technology to create bespoke gummy vitamins on demand. Read more aboutNourished on Crunchbase…

Peter Huddleston

Core Member @ TRICAPITAL

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Peter Huddleston has been involved for 20 years in financing and developing businesses as an equity investor, primarily in the service sector. Chairman of Team Support Services Ltd and non executive Chairman of three other recruitment companies, he is also non executive Chairman of Emstar LLP, a training company. Born in Glasgow, Peter now lives Scottish Borders with his young family and values the business and lifestyle benefits this affords. Learn more about Peter Huddleston on Crunchbase…

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Sally Eaves

Official Member @ Forbes Technology Council

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Sally combines a depth of experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, consulting on the application of disruptive technologies for both business and societal benefits. She is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technology, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an accomplished author with regular contributions to leading business, technology and academic publications. She is an international keynote speaker and respected online influencer across multiple channels and consistently rated in the top 10 for blockchain and social media influence worldwide. Sally strongly believes in technology being an enabler for social good which is reflected in her recent shortlisting for the UK IT Woman of the Year Business Role Model Award alongside active roles as a STEM ambassador, trustee and mentor. Learn more about Sally Eaves on Crunchbase…

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Arnold Allemang

Member of the Board of Directors @ American Chemical Society

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Arnold A. Allemang was a member of the Board of Directors for The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan. The Dow Chemical Company – Employee of Dow 1965-2008. Manufacturing General Manager, Dow Benelux N.V. 1992-1993. Regional Vice President, Manufacturing and Administration, Dow Benelux N.V. 1993. Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Dow Europe GmbH 1993-1995. Dow Vice President and Director of Manufacturing and Engineering 1996-1997. Dow Vice President, Operations 1997-2000. Executive Vice President 2000-2004. Senior Advisor 2004-2008. Member of the Advisory Board for RPM Ventures; the President’s Circle of Sam Houston State University; and the American Chemical Society. Learn more about Arnold Allemang on Crunchbase…

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Liz Hewitt

Member of Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee @ Savills

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Liz was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 24 June 2014.Liz was previously Group Director, Corporate Affairs of Smith & Nephew plc between 2004 and 2011, and prior to 2004, was a director of 3i plc having spent her early career with Gartmore, CVC and latterly 3i as a private equity investor. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. Other appointments: Non-Executive Director of Melrose Industries Plc and Novo Nordisk A/S. Senior Independent member of the House of Lords Audit Committee.Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Learn more about Liz Hewitt on Crunchbase…

Savills plc. is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. Read more aboutSavills on Crunchbase…

Harish Manwani

Member of the Board of Directors @ Pearson

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On January 22, 2015, Harish Manwani was elected as a member of the Board of Directors.Manwani retired from Unilever, a leading global consumer products company, at the end of 2014, where he served as Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. Manwani joined Hindustan Unilever (HUL) in 1976, becoming a member of the HUL board in 1995, and since that time held positions of increasing responsibility in Unilever which gave him wide ranging international marketing and general management experience. Manwani is a director of Qualcomm Incorporated since May 2014, Pearson plc since October 2013 and Whirlpool Corporation since August 2011. He is also the non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited since July 2005. He previously served as a director of ING Group from April 2008 to April 2010. He is a director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore since February 2013 and the Indian School of Business since April 2006. Manwani holds a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Statistics and a Master’s degree in Management Studies, both from Mumbai University in India. He has also attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School. Learn more about Harish Manwani on Crunchbase…

Pearson operates as a media and education company that offers a wide range of services to its customers. Read more aboutPearson on Crunchbase…

Brendan Nelson

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ BP

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Brendan Nelson is a chartered accountant. He was made a partner of KPMG in 1984 and served as a member of the UK board of KPMG from 2000 to 2006, subsequently being appointed vice chairman until his retirement in 2010. At KPMG International he held a number of senior positions including global chairman, banking and global chairman, financial services. He served for six years as a member of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel and in 2013 was the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Learn more about Brendan Nelson on Crunchbase…

BP delivers heat, light and mobility products and services to people all around the world. Read more aboutBP on Crunchbase…

Jeff Burde

Board Member @ EVRYTHNG

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Jeff has over 20 years of experience as an international finance leader across diverse investments and geographies. He is an active investor in marketing technology companies that connect brands and advertisers directly with consumers. Jeff also serves as Vice Chairman – Head of the Americas of personalized video start-up Idomoo Inc. and Board Director of media and measurement platform TruEffect. Previously in his role as the Managing Director Asia Pacific for Merrill Lynch, he oversaw key businesses spanning Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Learn more about Jeff Burde on Crunchbase…

EVRYTHNG develops an IoT platform for consumer product brands, articulating data with real-time insights for billions of things. Read more aboutEVRYTHNG on Crunchbase…

Roger McDowell

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Servelec Group

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Roger joined the Company as a Non- Executive Director on the 24 October 2013. The early part of Roger’s career was spent as CEO of an independent distribution business, growing the company both organically and by acquisition, then leading the business through a main market listing. Subsequently he has served as a Non-Executive Director or Chairman of numerous listed businesses and his extensive experience includes chairing all Board Committees. Roger is currently Chairman of Avingtrans Plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Tribal Plc and Non-Executive Director of IS Solutions Plc, Swallowfield Plc, Proteone Sciences Plc (and Audit Chair) and PTSG Group Plc. Learn more about Roger McDowell on Crunchbase…

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Martin Avetisyan

Chief Growth Officer, Executive Board member (NYSE: FTCH) @ Farfetch

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Farfetch is an online luxury fashion retail platform. Read more aboutFarfetch on Crunchbase…

Geneviève Berger

Member of the Technical Program Committee @ Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

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Geneviève B. Berger, Ph.D., M.D. has been the Chief Science Officer of Unilever NV and Unilever plc since July 2008. Geneviève Berger served as the Chief Research and Development Officer at Unilever plc and Unilever NV from June 2008 to January 2012. Geneviève Berger was a Director of the Biotech and Agri-Food Department of the French Ministry for Education, Research and Technology from 1998 to 2000. Geneviève Berger was the Head of the Technology Directorate of the French Ministry of Research since 2000. She also served as Director General of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) from 2000 to 2003. She served as Chairman of the Health Advisory Board for the European Commission from 2006 to 2008. She was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Smith & Nephew, Inc.; and Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd., since March 2010. Prof. Berger served as a Non-Executive Director at Unilever NV from May 16, 2007 to June 30, 2008 and Unilever plc from May 16, 2007 to June 2008. She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Smith & Nephew plc from March 5, 2010 to November 1, 2012. She serves as a Member of the Technical Program Committee at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics and frequency control. Her many honours and awards include the CNRS Silver Medal for the Life Sciences in 1994, Yves Rocard Prize from the French Physics Society in 1997, the European Grand Prix for Innovation Award in 2001 and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Honorary Fellow Award in 2006. She has been Professor and Hospital Practitioner of La Pitié-Salpétrière Teaching Hospital since 2003. She has been a Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca Plc since April 26, 2012. She served as Professor of Biophysics and Medical Imaging of Paris University VI. & Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris) I, since 1996. Geneviève Berger educated in Physics and Medicine. She completed a Physics degree in 1977. She is a Medical Doctor with PhD in Human Biology and Theoretical & Applied Mechanical Physics from the University of Paris. Learn more about Geneviève Berger on Crunchbase…

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Henry Obi

COO, Partner, Public & Regulatory Affairs, Member of Investment Committee @ Helios Investment Partners

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Mr Obi has 21 years of relevant professional experience, and is head of Public & Regulatory Affairs. He was previously the firm’s COO. Prior to joining Helios in September 2006, Mr Obi was a Partner and Investment Committee member at Aureos Capital Partners Ltd., a manager of private equity funds in Africa and other emerging markets. At Aureos, he was responsible for monitoring the performance of the firm’s funds in Africa and Central America and their compliance with investment policy. Prior to Aureos, he was a Senior Investment Executive in the Assets Group at Actis, before which he was an Investment Executive in that firm’s Infrastructure Group. He started his investment career in the power investment team at CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution, and also worked at Dynegy, a US energy trader. Mr Obi serves on the Board of Directors of Eland Oil & Gas, and has also served on the Boards of Directors of Zambia Capital Partners, Central America Investment Managers (Mauritius) and Zuami Limited (Kenya). He is a member of the Emerging Market Private Equity Association’s Africa Council, a board member of the African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, a board member of Advanced American Style, Inc., and sits on the Advisory Board of Maris Capital. Mr Obi, a Nigerian and Irish national, received a BS and MS in Architecture from the University of Nigeria, a BArch from University of Nottingham and an MBA in Finance from the London Business School. He is a fluent Igbo speaker. Learn more about Henry Obi on Crunchbase…

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Rudy Markham

Member of the Board of Directors @ United Parcel Service

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Rudy Markham is a Member of the Board of Directors at UPS since November 2007. Rudy retired as the Chief Financial Officer of Unilever in 2007 after 39 years. Rudy joined the company in 1968 as a Commercial Management Trainee and spent most of his early career in the finance function of various Unilever companies in Europe before being appointed financial director of Unilever in Zurich. Rudy returned to Rotterdam as Head of the Finance Department and became group Treasurer of Unilever in 1986. From 1989 to 1998, Rudy was based in Unilever’s East Asia Pacific Region and directed operations in Australia and New Zealand, then Japan and then China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Rudy joined the Board of Unilever as Strategy and Technology Director and became a Member of its Executive Committee in May 1998. Rudy was appointed Financial Director in August 2000, reporting directly to the company’s chief executive. In May 2007, Rudy retired from Unilever’s Board and on Oct. 31, 2007, he retired as Chief Financial Officer. The native of Alresford, Hampshire, England, Rudy is a Member of the Board of Directors at AstraZeneca PLC and Legal and General PLC. Rudy is also Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Corbion, N.V., formerly CSM, N.V. Learn more about Rudy Markham on Crunchbase…

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Michael Langguth

Board Member @ Poq

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Poq offers a SAAS platform to help large retailers join app commerce. Read more aboutPoq on Crunchbase…

James Leng

Member of the Board of Directors @ Aon

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James Leng is a Member of the Board of Directors at Aon Corporation. James served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2013 and as a Member of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013 at HSBC Bank plc. Notably, amongst a number of international directorships, from 2003 to 2008 James was Chairman of the Board of Directors at Corus Group plc, a global steel company sold to Tata Steel of India where he was also Deputy Chairman until July 2009. From 1995 to 2001, James served as Chief Executive Officer at Laporte plc, a London-listed international specialty chemicals business. From 1984 to 1995, James served in a variety of roles with Low & Bonar plc, a packaging and performance materials company, most recently serving as Group Chief Executive from 1992 to 1995. James currently serves as Senior Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Genel Energy plc., and served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Alstom SA and as European Chairman of the Board of Directors at AEA Investors LP. James has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of a number of public and private companies, including TNK-BP (oil & gas), Pilkington plc (glass), Hanson plc (aggregates & building products), IMI plc (engineering) and JO Hambro Investment Management Ltd. and he has served as Lead Non-Executive Director at the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice. James also serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at the Guyll-Leng Charitable Trust. Learn more about James Leng on Crunchbase…

Aon is a global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resources solutions, and outsourcing services. Read more aboutAon on Crunchbase…

Ron Moskovitz

Member of the Board of Directors @ Israel Corp

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Moskovitz is the CEO of Quantum Pacific (UK) LLP, part of the Quantum Pacific Group, and chairman of Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE:PACD). From July 2002 until November 2007, Moskovitz served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amdocs Ltd (NYSE:DOX). From 1998 until July 2002, he served as Vice President of Finance at Amdocs, and between 1994 and 1998 he held various senior financial positions at Tower Semiconductor Ltd. Moskovitz serves as an officer and director of, and is otherwise associated with, companies that may be considered as related to the Idan Ofer family. Learn more about Ron Moskovitz on Crunchbase…

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John Powell

Board Member @ Alfresco

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John Powell is the former CEO and current board member of Alfresco Software. He is also a board member of Dataloop.io. Previously, John was COO of Business Objects and a sales executive at Oracle Software. Learn more about John Powell on Crunchbase…

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Simon Yun-Farmbrough

Member of Advisory Board @ Creamfinance

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Simon has a proven track record of envisioning, leading and delivering growth initiatives in a number of financial companies. In addition to leading the IPO of Egg, the first digital bank in United Kingdom, Simon has more than 20 years of consultancy experience within financial services. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of the world’s oldest scientific society, The Royal Society. Simon joined the Advisory Board of Creamfinance to facilitate the growth of the company. Learn more about Simon Yun-Farmbrough on Crunchbase…

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David Axmark

Board Member @ import.io

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David Axmark is one of the founders of [MySQL AB](/organization/mysql) and a developer of the free database server, MySQL. He has been involved with MySQL development from its beginning along with the fellow co-founder [Michael Widenius](/person/michael-widenius/). Learn more about David Axmark on Crunchbase…

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Alexander Padhaiski

Board Member @ London Startup Society

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Alexander is a board member at London Startup Society, an investment banking platform that connects young entrepreneurs and young investors. He also works as operations analyst at Scheidt & Bachmann. Alexander attended City University London and studied international political economy, global financial regulation. Learn more about Alexander Padhaiski on Crunchbase…

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Heather McSharry

Member of the Board of Directors @ CRH

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Heather McSharry has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2013.From 2006 to 2009, Heather McSharry was Managing Director Ireland of Reckitt Benckiser, a multinational health, home and hygiene consumer products company. From 1989 to 2006, she held various positions at Boots Healthcare, a leading global consumer healthcare company, most recently as Managing Director of Boots Healthcare Ireland Limited. Heather McSharry serves on the boards of several public and private companies, including Greencore Group plc, an international manufacturer of convenience foods, CRH plc, an international building materials group, and the Industrial Development Agency in Ireland, where she is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. From 2007 to 2011, Heather McSharry served on the board of the Bank of Ireland, where she was a member of its Audit Committee from 2009 to 2011.Heather McSharry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Studies degree from University College Dublin. Learn more about Heather McSharry on Crunchbase…

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Bruno Angelici

Member of the Supervisory Board @ Wolters Kluwer

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Bruno Angelici was appointed in 2007, current term until 2019. He was formerly Executive Vice President, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa of AstraZeneca Plc. Learn more about Bruno Angelici on Crunchbase…

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Ruth Anderson

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ The Royal Parks

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Ruth Anderson was appointed as a non-executive director in 2011. She is a non-executive director of Ocado plc, Coats plc, Coats Group plc, The Royal Parks – an executive agency of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and a trustee of the charity, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She is a chartered accountant, and held a number of positions in KPMG (UK) from 1976 to 2009, being a member of its board from 1998 to 2004 and Vice Chair from 2005 to 2009. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Stay Safe Committees. Learn more about Ruth Anderson on Crunchbase…

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Xavier Bellouard

Co-Founder, Managing Director & Board Member @ ActiveViam

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Xavier Bellouard is Managing Director of ActiveViam and one of its founders. Based in London, Xavier manages the UK operations and oversees the commercial efforts of the company across EMEA and Asia/Pacific. Before founding ActiveViam, Xavier was a key contributor to the development of Summit Systems, a software vendor of applications for front-office operations and trading desks. Xavier is passionate about the contribution that ActiveViam’s technology can make to the bottom-line of companies operating in highly demanding and complex markets. “Their bottom-up, experience-driven approach to innovation is a fundamental component of the company’s DNA. Since ActiveViam was created in 2005, they have valued it as a prerequisite to delivering cutting-edge technology to their clients”. Learn more about Xavier Bellouard on Crunchbase…

ActiveViam provides operational analytics solutions to business users in need of timely decision-making. Read more aboutActiveViam on Crunchbase…

Filip Jakubowski-Drzewiecki

CTO, CSO, Founding Team Member @ Loot Financial Services

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Loot Financial Services is a banking and money management app for students. Read more aboutLoot Financial Services on Crunchbase…

Saleh Romeih

Managing Partner, Investment Committee Member, SBIA, EMEA @ SoftBank Vision Fund

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SoftBank Vision Fund specializes in growth capital and social impact investments. Read more aboutSoftBank Vision Fund on Crunchbase…

Andrew Yaxley

CCO & Executive Committee Member @ Tesco

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Andrew joined the Executive Committee on 16 July 2018. Andrew is responsible for setting the strategy and policy for the planning, ranging, sourcing and supply of the products we sell across the Group. In addition, he has direct responsibility for managing this for the UK. Andrew joined Tesco in 2001 from Mars Inc. He has worked across a number of Product Divisions including four years as Commercial Director in the Czech and Slovak Republics. On returning to the UK in 2007 he first led the Packaged Division and then in 2010 the Fresh Division. He became MD of the London business 2013, before moving to Ireland as CEO in April 2015. In July 2018, he was promoted to Chief Product Officer. Learn more about Andrew Yaxley on Crunchbase…

Tesco PLC is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. Read more aboutTesco on Crunchbase…

Dominique Valentiny

Astia Angel Member @ Astia Angels

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Richard Mergler

Board Member @ Presence Orb

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Learn more about Presence Aware Tech and our product Presence Orb. Read more aboutPresence Orb on Crunchbase…

Doug Swanson

Strategic Advisor and Board Member @ Malwarebytes

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Doug Swanson is the Vice President of Development at Malwarebytes. Along with CEO and founder Marcin Kleczynski, Doug got his start in online anti-malware communities, helping to keep the malware forces of darkness at bay. He joined Malwarebytes in 2008 and built most of the original technology in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including the core scanning engine, kernel-level detection and removal technology, and the realtime protection module. Doug currently manages all client development at Malwarebytes and supervises the ever-growing development team. Doug holds a B.S. in Physics from Yale University, and an M.S. in Physics from Princeton University. Learn more about Doug Swanson on Crunchbase…

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Scott Coates

Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member @ Wireless Infrastructure Group

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Scott launched WIG as an independent infrastructure company in 2006 and together with the management team has led its growth into a key player in the industry. Before joining WIG Scott was an infrastructure investor focused on the telecoms sector. Scott founded and also serves as Chairman of the European Wireless Infrastructure Association. Learn more about Scott Coates on Crunchbase…

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Joshua Alliance

Board Member @ OpenWeb

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Joshua Alliance serves on Board of SimilarWeb, a global leader in Web Measurement & Online Competitive Intelligence, Moon Active,social games developer and Spot.IM, a conversation network where people can share ideas and have discussions on various topics. Learn more about Joshua Alliance on Crunchbase…

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Kieran Arasaratnam

Member Of The Board Of Advisors, Module Leader: Blockchain and Applications, & Professor of Practice @ Imperial College Business School

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Paul Field

Board Member, Advisor and Investor @ Inn Style Ltd

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CEO EMEA, TouchCast. Partner, bMuse. Director, Higgaboom. Advisor, Dugout. Advisor to Amaliah and Lead Investor. Board Member and Investor, Inn Style Ltd. Investor, The Memo. Ignite Accelerator Investor and Mentor. Free Word Board Member. Consultant. Ex Daily Mail executive Learn more about Paul Field on Crunchbase…

Inn Style is an intelligent, easy-to-use property management system for hotels, inns, B&Bs and self-catering properties. Read more aboutInn Style Ltd on Crunchbase…

Robin Davis

Executive Director and Board Member @ Actica Consulting

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Robin is a pro-active technology advocate and independent advisor to Government, Public Safety and Transportation organisations. He has an in-depth knowledge of the procurement and implementation of complex Mission Critical systems. Over the last 25+ years, he has acted as senior advisor on a number of large-scale Mission Critical programmes around the world. He has been involved in every element of the strategic process supporting clients in their strategy, business justification, evaluation, selection, purchasing and implementation of technology projects aimed at driving efficiencies and business benefits. Robin is a board director at Actica Consulting, a UK Technology Consultancy house and the current chairman of the TCCA Transportation Group and Chairman of the TCCA Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG) Strategic Case Group. Learn more about Robin Davis on Crunchbase…

Actica Consulting Limited is a technical consultancy dedicated to ensuring that its customers make best use of emerging Information. Read more aboutActica Consulting on Crunchbase…

Bernie Waldron

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Servelec Group

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Bernie joined the Company as a Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2013. Bernie has more than 30 years’ experience in the global technology marketplace including positions as director of strategy for IBM Corporation, based in New York, general manager of IBM’s industrial sector business for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Executive Chairman of the former Maersk Data Group of companies, based in Copenhagen. He is now non-executive chair or director of a number of public and private companies. Learn more about Bernie Waldron on Crunchbase…

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Jorge Cosmen

Member of the Board of Directors @ National Express Group

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Jorge Cosmen was appointed to the Board at the time of the ALSA transaction. He was appointed Deputy Company Chairman in October 2008. Jorge Cosmen was Corporate Manager for the ALSA Group from 1995, becoming Chairman in 1999. Between 1986 and 1995, he worked in sales, distribution and banking. He is a Business Administration graduate and has an International MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. He is a Non-Executive Director of Bankia, as well as of other private companies. Learn more about Jorge Cosmen on Crunchbase…

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Jonathan Tross

Board Member @ National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Jonathan Tross has been a Non-executive Director at NICE since 2007. He also chairs the NICE Audit and Risk Committee and is a Remuneration Committee and Appeal Panel member. Jonathan is a former senior civil servant with considerable experience in delivering public services and social policy, particularly in the fields of health, social security, child protection and the rights of individuals. Since leaving the civil service he has worked for the Local Government Association, was a trustee for six years at Citizens Advice, the national body for the citizens advice movement, and has been an external case reviewer for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. He is also currently a Non-executive Commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (from 2009) and a non-executive Director of UK Biobank (from 2013). Learn more about Jonathan Tross on Crunchbase…

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. Read more aboutNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on Crunchbase…

Nadja Swarovski

Member of the Executive Board @ Swarovski Group

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Rana Bhattacharya

CTO / Director of Technology & Change / ExCo Member @ Atom Bank

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Atom Bank is a mobile banking application that offers a range of personal and business banking products. Read more aboutAtom Bank on Crunchbase…

Joe Scott Plummer

Core Member @ TRICAPITAL

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Joe Scott Plummer’s career has taken him from chartered accountancy to the chairmanship of Martin Currie Ltd – one of the largest independent investment management houses in Scotland – via investment bank Cazenove & Co and various other directorships within the financial sector. For twenty years Joe was a director of Candover Investments plc. Having now stepped down from his post at Martin Currie, Joe is applying his expertise and commitment to TRI Capital. As a Borderer, Joe brings both his professional expertise and emotional attachment to the table and looks forward to playing an active part in developing TRI Capital’s portfolio. Learn more about Joe Scott Plummer on Crunchbase…

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Frances Keeth

Member of the Board of Directors @ Arrow Electronics

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Frances Keeth is a Member of the Board of Directors at Arrow Electronics. Frances was Executive Vice President of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global energy company, from 2005 to 2006 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Chemicals LP from 2001 to 2006. During her long tenure at Royal Dutch Shell, Frances served in a number of other positions of responsibility, including Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Systems and Executive Vice President, Customer Fulfillment and Product Business Units. Prior to these positions, Frances was Controller and Principal accounting officer of Mobil Corporation. Frances has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Arrow Electronics, Inc. since 2004 and, in the past five years, she has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Peabody Energy Corporation. Frances’ career with Shell has provided her with substantial experience in managing worldwide operations and strategic partnerships in a capital-intensive business. Frances’ expertise provides the Board with critical skills in the areas of financial oversight, aligning financial and strategic initiatives, and risk management. Frances has served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Verizon since 2006. Frances is Lead Director, Chair of the Corporate Governance and Policy Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. Learn more about Frances Keeth on Crunchbase…

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Mark Adorian

Member of the Board of Directors @ Statpro

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Mark was previously Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Fund Services. Mark co-founded Micropal, the global fund performance analysis company in 1986, becoming their Sales & Marketing Director in 1987. In 1992 he became Managing Director of Micropal, and subsequently in 1997 negotiated the sale of Micropal to Standard & Poor´s, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies. Between 1999 and 2001, Mark was Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Fund Services. Mark chairs the Group’s Nominations Committee. Mark’s career in the asset management industry and experience in business growth adds value to the StatPro Board. His understanding of market data in this industry supports the business and strategy. Learn more about Mark Adorian on Crunchbase…

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Greg Reeve

Advisory Board Member @ Growth Street

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Greg is the CEO for TranssNet Payments, a new entrant into the African Payments scene, backed by Transsion Holdings, Mediatek and NetEase. TranssNet is introducing a full suite of financial services, accessed directly from and embedded in the handset, providing an out of the box experience. Transsion Holdings are the manufacturers of Tecno, Itel and Infinix mobile Phones. In the African Business most admired Brands in Africa 2018 they were ranked 7, 16 & 28 – three brands in the top thirty! NetEase is valued at $43Bn and is China’s largest games company. Learn more about Greg Reeve on Crunchbase…

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Mark Houghton-Berry

Astia Angel Member @ Astia Angels

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Mark Houghton-Berry is a Member of the Board of Trustees at Astia. Learn more about Mark Houghton-Berry on Crunchbase…

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John Nelson

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ First Hull Trains

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​John has been involved in the rail industry for most of his working life. He has held a number of senior positions including Chief Executive of Network South East and has also headed up the Eastern Region which was responsible for over a quarter of Britain’s rail network. He is currently Chairman of First Class Partnerships – a strategic consultancy business which services the UK and international rail industries. John is also currently a non-executive director of Hull Trains, Marylebone Railway and YourRail Limited. Learn more about John Nelson on Crunchbase…

First Hull Trains is a company that provides train transportation around the Hull and London areas in England. Read more aboutFirst Hull Trains on Crunchbase…

Raphael Crouan

Founding Board Member & Chair for the SMEs in the AIOTI @ EASME – EU Executive Agency for SMEs

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Raphael is the Managing Director & Founder of the Startupbootcamp Internet of Things (IoT) Program in London. He’s a Founding Board Member & Chair for the SMEs in the AIOTI (Alliance for IoT Innovation) at the European Commission. He also founded the French IoT Think Tank – alongside key actors of the industry – to advise the government & support the French ecosystem on IoT trends & key challenges. After spending a few years in Telco & the last 14 at Apple (lately as Head for the Strategy & Business Development for iPhone & iPad in Business in EMEIA), he decided 3 years ago to turn the page on his Corporate life & come back to his love of entrepreneurship & innovation-driven companies. Learn more about Raphael Crouan on Crunchbase…

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Jane Kingston

Member of the Board of Directors @ National Express Group

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Jane Kingston served as Group Human Resources Director for Compass Group PLC from 2006 until her retirement in 2016. Prior to this, she served as Group Human Resources Director for BPB PLC from 2002 until its acquisition by Saint Gobain SA in 2006. Jane Kingston earlier career in HR has spanned a variety of sectors including engineering and building materials with Enodis PLC and Blue Circle PLC (now Lafarge SA) and garment and textiles with Coats Viyella PLC, as well as the British car industry. JaneKingston has significant international experience, having had responsibility for the people agenda in most parts of the world at some point during her career. Learn more about Jane Kingston on Crunchbase…

National Express is one of the most recognised brands in the UK. Read more aboutNational Express Group on Crunchbase…

Gabriela Ruggeri

Board Member @ Socialmetrix

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David Courtley

Member of the Board of Directors @ Statpro

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David, 59, has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has held a number of senior management roles including CEO of Phoenix IT Group, CEO of Fujitsu Services and Managing Director of EDS UK.He is currently CEO of Mozaic Services, a private company specialising in IT service integration and is Senior Independent Director of AIM-listed The Science Group plc. David will become Chairman of the Group’s Remuneration Committee. Learn more about David Courtley on Crunchbase…

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Brian Carroll

Member & Head of Retail and Consumer Products – Europe @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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Brian Carroll (London) is a Member of KKR. He joined the firm in 1995 and currently heads the Consumer and Retail teams in Europe. He is also a member of the European Investment Committee. Since joining the firm, he has played a significant role in many investments including Laureate Education, Sealy Corporation, Borden, Merit Behavioral Care, Randall’s Food Markets, Rockwood/Dynamit Nobel, Harman International, Wild Flavors, Wincor Nixdorf, Pets at Home, Northgate Information Solutions, SMCP Group, Cognita Schools and Afriflora. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Laureate Education, Pets at Home, Northgate Information Solutions, Cognita, SMCP and Afriflora. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Carroll was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he worked on a broad range of high yield financing, corporate finance and merchant banking transactions. He has a B.S. and B.A.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Learn more about Brian Carroll on Crunchbase…

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Martin Keegan

Member of the Advisory Council @ Foundation for Information Policy Research

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I’m in my 30s and live in London or Cambridge, England, where I studied law and linguistics. A lot of my growing up however was done in Australia, where I was born. I am interested in languages, history, economics (particularly of information systems), computing and politics (I have been closely involved in campaigns against ID cards and the over-extension of copyright laws). I am very easily sidetracked by the philosophy of language and philosophy of law, particularly where they intersect and when I am not working in the IT industry, drinking too much or campaigning, I am trying to write a book on the comparative history of Westminster-style democratic constitutions. Learn more about Martin Keegan on Crunchbase…

The Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) is the leading think tank for Internet policy in Britain. Read more aboutFoundation for Information Policy Research on Crunchbase…

Clare Spottiswoode

Member of the Board of Directors @ G4S

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Considerable experience in the public sector, the energy markets and the financial services sector as well as setting up and managing her own businesses. A mathematician and economist by training, worked for the UK Treasury, director general of Ofgas, the UK gas regulator; policyholder advocate for Norwich Union’s with-profits policyholders at Aviva and a member of the Independent Commission on Banking and the Future of Banking Commission. Chairman of Flow Group plc; non-executive director of Ilika plc, Enquest plc, Partnership Assurance Group plc and BW Offshore Limited as well as being a director of a number of private companies. Clare will stand down from the board of Enquest plc in June 2016. Learn more about Clare Spottiswoode on Crunchbase…

G4S is an international security solutions group, focused on BPO sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. Read more aboutG4S on Crunchbase…

Simon Jones

Member of the Advisory Board @ Chime Communications PLC

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Simon specialises in strategic communications and reputation management for governments, corporations, organisations and individuals around the world. Over the course of the last 20 years he has advised chief executives and chairs of global organisations, in addition to managing complex and global communications campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands (including Barclays, BBC, BSkyB, Coca Cola, Facebook, Vodafone). Simon is a lead consultant advising clients across Chime with expertise spanning international relations, communications strategy, crisis communications and reputation management. Learn more about Simon Jones on Crunchbase…

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Dmitrijus Apockinas

Co-founder / Member of the Board @ PayAlly Limited

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Dmitrijus is a financial services executive with over 20 years of banking, finance, payments processing and fintech application development experience. During his career in banking sector, he has served as a top executive, vice-president, CEO and board member of 3 different banks and 2 mutual fund management companies. Prior to co-founding PayAlly, in 2011-2014 Mr. Apockinas, as a managing partner of the fintech consultancy firm, has accumulated vast knowledge of alternative payment systems, micro-finance and IT technologies sectors. In 2014 – 2016 Dmitrijus held a position of Chief Operations Officer of Net Element, Inc., NASDAQ listed financial technology company specializing in credit card payment processing and mobile applications development and left the company to establish Payally. Mr. Apockinas obtained his Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance from the Institute of Modern Business in Moscow, Russia and was awarded an MBA degree from the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom. Learn more about Dmitrijus Apockinas on Crunchbase…

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Joseph Munns

Co-Founder, Managing Director & Board Member @ Bakedin

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Joe spent the majority of his career in various senior management positions at IBM UK, before moving to the food industry to lead Bakedin. He has previous experience in M&A, leading the integration of the Maidenhead based Butterfly Software into IBMs development organisation. Learn more about Joseph Munns on Crunchbase…

Bakedin, a Basingstoke-based baking subscription service, provides premium home baking products featuring exclusive recipes by Michel Roux. Read more aboutBakedin on Crunchbase…

Matt Johnston

Team Member @ Digital Circle

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Digital Circle is the representative organisation for Digital Content businesses in Northern Ireland. Read more aboutDigital Circle on Crunchbase…

Stephen Pusey

Member of the Board of Directors @ FireEye

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Stephen Pusey is a Member of the Board of Directors at FireEye since June 2015. Steve has a wealth of international experience as a senior customer facing business technology leader. Steve has over 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry in both the wireline and wireless sectors and in business applications and solutions. Steve served as the Group Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Group Plc from September 2006 to August 2015 and was responsible for defining and leading their global technology strategy and operations for networks, IT and product development. Steve was also a Vodafone Group Plc Board Member from June 2009 to August 2015 and was a Vodafone representative Board Member within the Verizon Wireless partnership. As part of his former role at Vodafone, Steve also sat on or participated in a number of Telecoms and IT industry advisory panels including representing Vodafone for 3 years within the GSMA industry body. Prior to joining Vodafone Group Plc in 2006, Steve held the positions of Executive Vice President and President, Nortel EMEA, and spent several years with British Telecom. Steve is educated in communications and micro-electronics and has attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Learn more about Stephen Pusey on Crunchbase…

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Jasmine Whitbread

Member of the Board of Directors @ BT

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Jasmine was appointed to the Board on 19 January 2011. She is a member of the Committee for Sustainable and Responsible Business and the Audit & Risk Committee. Jasmine joined Save the Children in 2005 and was Chief Executive of Save the Children International from 2010 to December 2015. Jasmine held positions with Oxfam until 2005 and prior to this served as a managing director of Thomson Financial based in the US. She is a non-executive director of Standard Chartered plc and Valldata Group Limited. A British and Swiss dual national. Learn more about Jasmine Whitbread on Crunchbase…

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Ruth Cairnie

Member of the Advisory Board @ Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

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Appointed to the Board in September 2014 Member of Nominations and Governance Committee, Remuneration Committee, Science and Technology Committee Ruth Cairnie was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, where she held a number of senior international roles, including managing the Global Commercial Fuels business. She served on the boards of Shell Pakistan Ltd and joint venture companies in Germany and Thailand. Ruth graduated in Joint Honours Mathematics & Physics from Bristol University and then took a Masters in Advanced Studies, Maths, at Cambridge University. Ruth is currently a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and Keller Group plc. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management. She has joined the POWERful Women board as industry chair. Learn more about Ruth Cairnie on Crunchbase…

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Debu Purkayastha

Board Member @ Mercy Corps

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Debu Purkayastha is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Octopus Ventures, a premier European venture capital firm. Prior to Octopus, till early 2014, Debu spent 6 years at Google. Debu was Principal – New Business Development at Google with a wide product mandate spanning several key strategic focus areas globally. Previously, Debu was Google’s Principal – Corporate Development spearheading its global M&A and Investment efforts including the acquisition of ITA Software (travel search), DailyDeal.de (offers), Gizmo5 (VoIP), Phonetic Arts (text to speech), Green Parrot Pictures (video image processing), Zynamics (security software) amongst several others. Debu is also a founding member of Google “Campus”, a seven-storey co-working space for startups in East London’s Tech City. Debu sits on the Board of MercyCorps (NGO), Advisory Board of Sadara Ventures (VC Fund) & previously used to sit on the Boards of Fon (wireless) & Mobile Planet (mobile apps). Prior to Google, Debu headed Sabre’s Corporate Development/M&A team in EMEA & in a past life was a Telecoms/Media/Technology M&A Banker with Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in Wall Street, Silicon Valley & London. Debu has a MBA from London Business School & is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Debu spends a fair bit of his personal time working with leading NGOs & governmental institutions in several politically sensitive areas including Palestine, Iraq, Kashmir etc. focusing on economic development initiatives. A certified cricket nut & film fanatic, Debu is also passionate about white-water rafting & hiking. Learn more about Debu Purkayastha on Crunchbase…

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Eamonn O’Hare

Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors @ Dialog Semiconductor

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Eamonn joined the Board in May 2014 as an independent non-executive Director. He was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee in December 2014 and was replaced by Alan Campbell in July 2015. Eamonn has spent over two decades as CFO of some of the world’s fastest-growing consumer and technology businesses. From 2009 to 2013, he was CFO and main board member of the UK’s leading entertainment and communications business, Virgin Media Inc. and led its successful sale to Liberty Global Inc. in 2013. From 2005 to 2009, he served as CFO of the UK operations of one of the world’s largest retailers, Tesco plc. Before joining Tesco he was CFO and Board Director at Energis Communications and led the successful turnaround of this high profile UK telecoms company. Prior to this Eamonn spent ten years at PepsiCo Inc. in a series of senior executive roles in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Eamonn spent the early part of his career in the aerospace industry with companies that included Rolls-Royce PLC and BAE Systems PLC. Learn more about Eamonn O’Hare on Crunchbase…

Dialog Semiconductor makes energy-efficient, highly-integrated, and mixed signal ICs for mobile, IoT, and solid state lighting applications. Read more aboutDialog Semiconductor on Crunchbase…

Christina Drews

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Member of Executive Committee @ Helios Investment Partners

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Ms Drews has 27 years of professional experience; and has overall responsibility for the operations of the firm, including oversight of finance, administration, human resources and compliance, as well as development and implementation of the firm’s agreed strategy. Prior to joining Helios in October 2018, she spent 25 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director and Global CAO for the Investment Banking Division (IBD), spending two years in the New York office, as well as COO and CFO for IBD in EMEA. She worked in M&A in London for seven years, after which she moved to the Executive Office as Chief of Staff to the co-heads of EMEA, before returning to IBD. She began her career as a management trainee at Bayer AG. Ms Drews holds an MA in Social & Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and speaks German and French. Learn more about Christina Drews on Crunchbase…

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Laurie Pinto

Board Member @ Baker Sport Capital

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