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Top Influencers: 7 UK Chairman & Founder’s To Follow in 2022

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

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chairman & Founder’s. The list is in no particular order!

Julian Ranger

Chairman & Founder @ Digime

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After early work integrating as an aeronautical engineer, Julian founded STASYS Ltd in 1987, specialising in data interoperability and the military internet, and grew it to a staff of 230, with subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, Malaysia and Australia prior to its sale to Lockheed Martin in 2005. Julian’s management responsibilities encompassed the complete range from Board level vision, direction and control to business development, operational, finance and technical leadership, including developing the iSMART process used for interoperability management by militaries worldwide today. Julian left Lockheed in 2007 as Vice President International Strategic Development, and set up his angel investment and consultancy business, J Ranger Ltd. Julian has invested and supported over 20 start-up businesses, highlights include: Astrobotic, aiming to be the first commercial lunar landing, rover and exploration business; Hailo, revolutionizing the licenced taxi market worldwide; DataSift, providing intelligent access to the world’s social data streams. Julian continues to build new businesses, currently founder and Chairman of digi.me which is reimagining the personal internet putting users back in control of their own data. Julian is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IMechE and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, and is also a Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut. Learn more about Julian Ranger on Crunchbase…

Digi.me allows consumers to gather their personal data and share it with businesses in a mutually beneficial value exchange. Read more aboutDigime on Crunchbase…

Kevin Taylor

Chairman & Founder @ McLaren Construction Group

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Kevin Taylor is the Executive Chairman and Founder of the McLaren Group, which he established in 2001. Learn more about Kevin Taylor on Crunchbase…

McLaren Construction Group operates companies in the construction and property industry. Read more aboutMcLaren Construction Group on Crunchbase…

Kamel Alzarka

Chairman & Founder @ Falcon Group

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Read more aboutFalcon Group on Crunchbase…

Stephen O’Connor

Chairman & Founder @ Quantile Technologies

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Co-founded Quantile in 2015. Previously, during a 20-year career at Morgan Stanley, Stephen, a member of the Fixed Income Management Committee, held a number of senior roles including Global Head of Counterparty Portfolio Management and Global Head of Client Clearing. Stephen has served on numerous industry bodies including as Chairman of ISDA and he was a board member of GE Capital International Holdings Limited. He is currently a board member of the London Stock Exchange Group PLC, where he is Chair of the Risk Committee. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the London School of Economics Systemic Risk Centre. Learn more about Stephen O’Connor on Crunchbase…

Quantile helps market participants reduce their counterparty risk. Read more aboutQuantile Technologies on Crunchbase…

Andrea Radrizzani

Chairman & Founder @ Aser Ventures

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Aser Ventures is an investment platform specialising in sports, media and entertainment. Read more aboutAser Ventures on Crunchbase…

Lori Hanlon

Executive Assistant to Chairman & Founder @ VistaJet

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Read more aboutVistaJet on Crunchbase…

Ian Linaker

Chairman & Founder @ Galileo Watermark

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Galileo Watermark provides creative design and innovative products to the airline and medical industry. Read more aboutGalileo Watermark on Crunchbase…

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