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Andrew Hall

Mr. Andrew Hall is an internationally active investor and advisor in the renewable energy and engineering technology sectors with a portfolio of investments and non-executive and advisory roles in Africa, Asia and Europe in all stages of the renewable energy value chain. Mr. Hall has extensive financial, organisational turn around and demerger/merger experience. He has…

Mario Marconi

Mario Marconi is the co-founder of Africa Wealth Partners, a multi-family office focusing on Africa. He comes out of the financial services industry with a background in wealth management, investment banking, and sustainable philanthropy. For more than 25 years, he held senior executive positions at UBS where he grew and led multiple areas of the…

Mohab Mufti

Mr. Mohab Mufti has thirty years of experience in the Financial Services industry having worked in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, managing and structuring investments in Global Markets, Structured Finance, Private Equity and Trade Finance. Currently, Mr. Mufti serves on the Board of Arqaam Capital, a DIFC-based emerging markets investment bank and most recently…

Ahmet Iplikci

Mr. Ahmet Iplikci is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Ishtar Advisory Limited which provides strategic advice to funds and large international groups on access to investment and business growth opportunities and fund-raising in Emerging Markets. A former banker and hedge fund manager, Mr. Iplikci is a Board Member at British Chamber of Commerce…

Spencer Lake

Special Advisor to Chairman & CEO

Lord Anthony St John

Lord St John of Bletso, (Anthony) took up his seat as a Crossbench Member of the House of Lords in 1978. He was brought up in South Africa where he qualified as an attorney before working for Shell as their internal auditor and legal counsel. He completed his Masters in Law at London University in…

Andrew Moutrie

Andrew Moutrie brings deep expertise gained from a long career in the energy sector. Andrew spent 12 years with Mobil culminating in the planning and co-ordination of the redesign and implementation of a new organisation of the Europe & Africa region that reduced global costs by $1.5bn, and negotiated merger with BP of European downstream…

Salim Ismail

Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations and an entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University. He consults with governments and the world’s top Fortune 500 companies on innovation and growth. Ismail brings a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies and how organisations can leverage disruption to grow faster…

David Scowsill

David is a serial non-executive director and chairman. His board experience has been principally for private companies, with extensive executive experience in public listed entities. David has built a large network in private equity and venture capital, working with 25 different private equity funds, and completing multiple deals in the technology and travel sectors. He…

Jonathan Pardoe

Jonathan Pardoe worked for Virgin Atlantic for 26 years from 1990 until September 2016 and worked in Treasury and Fuel Procurement overseeing their global exposure. Whilst most of that time was primarily concerned with fuel procurement and fuel hedging he also spent three years overseeing all areas of risk including FX, emissions, investments as well…

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