Strategic intelligence, decision-making and execution in complex and culturally sensitive environments. Wide cross-sector/market expertise acquired in a global career working in and with MNCs, governments, private equity management and civil society organisations. Currently holds Board, executive and advisory roles with high-growth companies.
Substantial experience of corporate development in India, China, Africa, Russia, Japan, South-East Asia at Bombardier, General Electric Plessey, Hawker Siddeley, leveraged to head the WEF teams managing relationships with leading global Strategic Partners and Professional Services firms.
Active Board director of public corporations since 1999 also serving on private high-profile joint-venture and investee company boards, including as Chair of the Board and Board Cttees.
Extensive growth capital investment experience in emerging markets such as Africa and Russia, working with Founder-Managers of investee companies to support growth and value creation. Founded and managed start-up after graduating from Oxford.
An operator at the intersection of government and business, structured and managed PPPs, led trade missions, directed trade advisory bodies, and consulted for public-sector economic and social development agencies; also policy work in Brussels, Washington, London, Ottawa and Tokyo. Chairman Emeritus of the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association.
Strong personal commitment to civil society, as Director of Engineers Without Borders. Established an SME social venture fund in West Africa and worked in Morocco for the FSVC. Advisor to the WEF report on the Future Role of Civil Society.
A powerful thread of multi-cultural management; recruited, operated, developed and managed teams across all continents except South America; fully able to convey organisational imperatives and objectives accurately yet sensitively, while interpreting risks and opportunities of diverse environments.