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Top Influencers: 22 UK Senior Advisor’s To Follow in 2022

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

Eric Archambeau

Senior Advisor @ Wellington Partners

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Eric Archambeau is a Senior Advisor at [Wellington Partners](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/wellington-partners). Eric has extensive high tech management experience in Silicon Valley and Europe. He is widely known for his deep insights and experience in social networking, data mining and electronic marketplaces. A French Native, he enjoys over 20 years of founding, financing and investing in young technology companies. Eric joined Wellington as a General Partner in early 2005 focusing on Digital Media, Software, Cleantech and Electronics. From 2000 to 2002, he was at Benchmark Capital where he lead and co-lead a number of deals including Betfair, Orchestria, Xignal and Activiti (now Alfresco), as well as pioneering an active Entrepreneur in Residence programme in London. Eric joined Benchmark from Atlas Venture where, in Silicon Valley, he worked with companies including Tsqware (acquired by Globespan) and Obongo (acquired by AOL). Before 1999, Eric was a serial entrepreneur. First in 1993, as co-founder and CEO of RightPoint, a provider of marketing automation enterprise software (acquired by e.piphany), then, in 1998, as founding CEO of Trading Dynamics (acquired by Ariba). Eric was also a founding board member of eGroups, acquired by Yahoo! in 2000. In the 1980s he worked in the semiconductor and EDA industry in Silicon Valley, most notably with VLSI Technology Inc. Eric is one of the founders of Social-Impact, a professional development programme helping social entrepreneurs worldwide to increase their social impact and reach their full potential. He also lectured at INSEAD where he founded the Social Entrepreneurship department. Learn more about Eric Archambeau 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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@Miele_GB have 6 Miele appliances and overall delighted, but recently outsourced repair service is appalling. Paid £299 upfront for coffee machine repair, waited over a month for appointment, engineer arrived without relevant parts, now two weeks+ with no sign of solution .

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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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Clive Hollick

Senior Advisor @ GP Bullhound

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Come on Govt get the regs sorted out now and get this reopened not maybe. Holds up to 10 days worth for whole country. UK’s Rough gas storage site could reopen this winter, Centrica says | Reuters https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/uks-rough-gas-storage-site-could-reopen-this-winter-centrica-says-2022-07-28/

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Lord (Clive) Hollick was appointed a partner of GP Bullhound in 2010. Lord Hollick is currently a director of ProSiebenSat.1, Honeywell International Inc, BMG Music Rights Management ag and senior director at Diageo plc. Previously, he was a partner at KKR where he headed the media industry team in Europe, and prior to that served as Chairman of SBS Broadcasting as well as a director of The Nielsen Company (formerly VNU Group). He was CEO of United Business Media, an international publishing, information, broadcasting and market research group. Lord Hollick began his career as an investment banker with Hambros and then built up a global money and securities broking business that subsequently became ICAP plc. He has also held positions as a director of Logica, Havas, TRW and BAe Systems and was Chairman of the South Bank Centre, Europe’s largest arts centre. He founded the IPPR think-tank in 1986 and became a member of the House of Lords in 1991. Lord Hollick holds a B.A. and Doctorate from Nottingham University. Learn more about Clive Hollick on Crunchbase…

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Tim McSweeney

Senior Advisor @ Inogesis

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Tim is a founding member of Inogesis. He is responsible for the business strategy and process design, business development, special projects design, development and management support. Tim joined Inogesis in early 2017 after supporting the company as an advisor. He has over 15+ years’ experience in business analytics and information design, in the healthcare, media and non-profit sectors. Tim is also Partner of Restoration Partners and previously worked at GLL where he supported a partnership between GLL and the NHS in designing, implementing and operating a patient referral scheme. Learn more about Tim McSweeney on Crunchbase…

Inogesis is a collaboration platform designed to drive impact between SME innovators and corporates. Read more aboutInogesis on Crunchbase…

Clive Sykes

Senior Advisor @ Second Estates

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Bringing alternative finance to the fast growing short term rental sector. Read more aboutSecond Estates on Crunchbase…

Martin Sheehan

Senior Advisor @ Portland Communications

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We design and deliver communications strategies for some of the world’s highest profile organisations, governments and individuals. Read more aboutPortland Communications on Crunchbase…

Dimitris Tsitsiragos

Senior Advisor Emerging Markets @ PIMCO

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Dimitris Tsitsiragos leads IFC’s investments and advisory services across 52 countries with over 800 staff, and oversees an integrated strategy that aims to create jobs, plug infrastructure gaps, increase access to finance, and tackle climate change. Before taking on his role as Vice President, Dimitris Tsitsiragos was the Director of the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe department in IFC, where he developed a strategy to support the region’s private sector in the wake of the Arab Spring. During his tenure, he oversaw several important initiatives, including the education for employment (e4e) in the Arab World program, which brings together public and private providers of education and private companies to improve the quality of education in the region. Dimitris Tsitsiragos also helped launch the Arab Financing Facility for Infrastructure, which supports much-needed infrastructure projects and kick-started a facility expected to channel over $500 million to smaller businesses in the Middle East and North Africa region. Dimitris Tsitsiragos has extensive experience in several sectors including manufacturing and oil & gas. Prior to joining the Middle East and North Africa region, he directed the Global Manufacturing and Services (GMS) department of IFC which was responsible for IFC’s activities in the areas of tourism, retail and property development; construction materials; the forest products chain; life sciences; and energy-efficient machinery. During his time with GMS, Dimitris Tsitsiragos refined the strategic focus of the department, emphasizing IFC’s global expertise in select sectors, thus helping IFC clients to increase their international competitiveness. In addition to his experience in the Middle East and North Africa, Dimitris Tsitsiragos has worked in South Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe, where he held several leadership positions. He spent two years based in New Delhi as IFC’s Director of the South Asia department, where he doubled commitments for the region in all sectors; doubled IFC’s portfolio in India; and significantly improved regional profitability as a result of decreased non-performing assets and the successful execution of an equity divestiture strategy. Before his South Asia assignment, Dimitris Tsitsiragos served as Manager of New Investments for IFC’s Eastern/Central Europe region and Manager of IFC’s Oil & Gas division. Learn more about Dimitris Tsitsiragos on Crunchbase…

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Nick Bliss

Senior Advisor @ Oxford Capital Partners

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Nick is a senior adviser to our Infrastructure investment team. Until May 2016 Nick was a senior partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He worked at Freshfields for more than 30 years, including 21 years as a partner. Throughout his partnership he was heavily involved in infrastructure markets in the UK, across the EU and further afield, including the Middle East, Asia and North America. He is a well-known figure in the infrastructure market having acted for governments, developers, infrastructure funds and direct investors, banks, arrangers and export credit agencies. He made his name as an innovator in the early days of PFI and has subsequently been involved in the development and globalisation of the PPP and other infrastructure models. By background a project financier, since the rise of infrastructure as a recognised investment class in the early 2000s, Nick has used his understanding of the market and its project structures to facilitate the entry of institutional and other investors into the regulated and unregulated infrastructure and utility markets. Nick is the executive chairmanship of a company owned by three infrastructure funds which holds the concession to build and maintain major developments to two teaching hospitals. He is a trustee of The London School of Architecture, a new architectural school offering an alternative postgraduate route into the profession. Nick is a graduate of Corpus Christi College Cambridge where he read Law. Learn more about Nick Bliss on Crunchbase…

Oxford Capital is a technology venture capital investor based in London and Oxford. Read more aboutOxford Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Matthew Grant

Senior Advisor @ Cambridge Judge Business School

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Finbarr Joy

Senior Advisor @ Superbet

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Finbarr is Group CTO for Lebara Mobile, responsible for leading the technical strategy, development and operations for Platform, Network, Technology Innovation & IT as the group pursues its goal to be the ‘Digital Hub’ for the global migrant community. With over 15 years experience of technology ‘at the leading edge’, Finbarr is dedicated to helping organizations develop breakthrough business models powered by tech. His prior roles have included stints driving technology transformation at global operators such as William Hill and BT, and he also co-founded and ran a UK-wide e-commerce consulting company through the 2000’s. Finbarr’s early experiences included two years with Netscape, as a member of the team that brought the Internet to the world, and established the enduring model for digital innovation. Learn more about Finbarr Joy on Crunchbase…

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Francesca Bria

Senior Advisor and Senior Project Lead @ Nesta

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Nesta is an innovation foundation headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Read more aboutNesta on Crunchbase…

Julie Pelta

Senior Advisor Healthcare @ DataArt

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Luis Carranza

Senior Advisor @ Fintech Worldwide

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The World’s Leading Network for Fintech, Blockchain & Digital Impact. Read more aboutFintech Worldwide on Crunchbase…

Arthur Hanna

Senior Advisor & CEO @ World Energy Council

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Board member Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies. Visiting Professor of Energy Economics at Loughborough University. Fellow, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines. Responsible for supporting a number of agendas focusing on the development of strategies to promote energy transition across multiple energy sources. Arthur retired from Accenture in 2016 after 26 years working in the Energy consulting sector. He was a Senior Managing Director, leading the Global Energy Strategy business. Prior to joining Accenture in 1990 he spent 10 years with BP in a variety of international roles spanning the Middle East and Europe. Learn more about Arthur Hanna on Crunchbase…

World Energy Council is a UN-accredited global energy body dedicated to delivering a sustainable energy system worldwide. Read more aboutWorld Energy Council on Crunchbase…

Matt Rogan

Senior Advisor @ Two Circles

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Matt’s career to date has been spent in the arena of commercial strategy and business management – both in corporate life as well as professional sport and entertainment. A graduate of Cambridge University, he has worked for the likes of NBA and MTV as well as in management consultancy. Matt co-founded Two Circles with Gareth Balch in 2011 and led the business as Chief Executive until early 2016. During this period the business was able to balance rapid growth with exceptional client and team retention. Matt’s current focus in his role as Chairman is to support and challenge the Two Circles management team to deliver results. Within this role Matt remains actively engaged in both Two Circles and ESP Properties thought leadership and international growth strategy. Matt has been published by the likes of Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Sports Management as well as co-authoring a well-received book on London 2012. He is a regular contributor to the media around the evolution of the business of sports, and was a Board Director of the European Sponsorship Association for five years. Learn more about Matt Rogan on Crunchbase…

Two Circles is a sports marketing agency based in London. Read more aboutTwo Circles on Crunchbase…

Michel Maupu

Senior Advisor @ Quilvest Capital Partners

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Fredrik Reinfeldt

Senior Advisor @ Bank of America

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Fredrik Reinfeldt has been active in Swedish and international politics for over 25 years. Reinfeldt reinvented the Moderate Party (centre- right) creating the New Moderates and entered into an alliance with three other centre and centre-right parties. The four-party alliance won two successive elections and Reinfeldt, as Prime Minister, presided over two coalition governments (2006-14) – the longest non-socialist government period in modern Sweden. During his time as Prime Minister, Reinfeldt reformed the Swedish economy and labour market, making Sweden one of the most competitive countries in Europe. More than 300,000 new jobs were created despite the financial crisis. The Swedish economy had higher growth rates and sounder public finances than many other European countries during his time in office. Sweden was also the only country in the EU that lowered its national debt during the financial crisis. Reinfeldt was elected as chair to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2016. The EITI is a coalition of stakeholders from government, civil society, oil, gas and mining companies and investors, working together to promote open and accountable management of natural resources. Over the past decade, they developed the EITI Standard, which is now implemented by 49 countries around the world. In 2016 Reinfeldt was also appointed as a senior adviser at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Reinfeldt is an experienced speaker with almost thirty years of experience in public appearances both in Sweden and internationally. He talks about changes in Sweden, Europe and the world. How are we affected by these changes, and how should we adapt and renew ourselves? What kind of leadership and what experiences are important for managing constant change. Learn more about Fredrik Reinfeldt on Crunchbase…

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Peter Burt

Senior Advisors @ Apax Partners

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Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Read more aboutApax Partners on Crunchbase…

Greg Clark

Senior Advisor @ HSBC

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Greg Clark is the chairman of The Business of Cities, a strategy firm that provides intelligence, analysis, and insight on cities, regions, and business development worldwide.He has global level experience in city leadership, urban investment and regeneration, city policies, and metropolitan planning. Greg works with global organisations on the metropolitan century, with city leaders on strategic developments, and with global firms and investors on business, investment, and development in an urbanising world. Learn more about Greg Clark on Crunchbase…

HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services. Read more aboutHSBC on Crunchbase…

Kaj Embren

Senior Advisor @ South Pole

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Most US-based corporates not linking executive pay to climate action, analysis finds via @edie https://www.edie.net/most-us-based-corporates-not-linking-executive-pay-to-climate-action-analysis-finds/ @CFigueres @WRIClimate @tomfriedman @kerrclimate @GreenFinGuide @esganalyticsio @Val_ESG @ESG_wire @SEIclimate @ImpactsoulE #LeadershipMatters

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Kaj Embren Founder of Respect together with Gordon and Anita Roddick of the Body Shop. Coordinator and developer of the Nordic Mayors Initiative in front of Paris Climate Summit. Senior advisor in Sustainability for businesses and cities at South Pole Group. Learn more about Kaj Embren on Crunchbase…

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Muhammad Omer Qureshi

Senior Advisor @ BearingPoint

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Jay Pidgeon

Senior Advisor @ FanFair Technologies Ltd.

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