The Team

Douglas Hansen Luke

Douglas HansenLuke
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Lived and worked in emerging markets for over 20 years, and was previously the CEO of Robeco Middle East. He also sits as a member of the OSI Advisory Board.

Peter Litvin

Peter Litvin
COO

CEO of Fortress Partners, with a 14-year career as COO of the Citigroup Alternative Investment Division in London and New York.

Abigail Wye

Abigail Wye
Associate Director

Experience of working with Governments, NGOs and UHNWIs. previously, Abi was the Political Private Secretary to Rt Hon David Cameron.

Jeroen Tielman

Jeroen Tielman
Strategic Advisor

Founder and Managing Partner at Q Stone Capital, and founder of the award winning accelerator, IMQubator.

 

investment board

Paul Abberley

Paul Abberley
Chair of IC

Current CEO at Charles Stanley, one of the oldest firms on the London Stock Exchange. Previously the CEO/CIO of Aviva Investors.

Jerome Engle

Prof. Jerome S. Engel
IC Member

Internationally recognized expert on innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, lecturing and advising business and government leaders around the world.

Elias Masilila

Elias Masilela
IC Member

Executive chairman, DNA Economics and Commissioner, 1st&2nd National Planning Commission. Until recently, CEO of the USD140 billion Public Investment Corporation and a Director of the South African Reserve Bank.

Mark White

Mark White
IC Member

Investment Director of The Rainbow Seed Fund, formerly a manager for the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

 

Advisory Board

Lord Norman Foster

Lord Norman Foster
Chair of AB

Leader of the world’s largest, most successful sustainable architectural and design house & founder of The Norman Foster Foundation.

Robin Chase

Robin Chase
AB Member

Co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing company & included amongst Time’s 100 Most In uential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators.

Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra
AB Member

Winner of 2013 TED Talks prize and best known for “Hole in the Wall experiment” which inspired “Slumdog Millionaire” & Chief Scientist, Emeritus, at for-pro t training company.

Lord Wei

Lord Wei
AB Member

Youngest male member of the House of Lords & only of Chinese background, Government Advisor, the Chair of the APPG for East Asian Business and Treasurer of the APPG for Trade and Investment.

 

Advisors

Stella Park

Stella Park
Senior Advisor

Stella provides invaluable insight into Far & Middle Eastern Markets & Investor relations. As a founding director of HLD Partners, she contributes expertise in advising companies, institutions and governmental bodies on how best to deploy and raise capital responsibly and sustainably.

Huw Thomas

Huw Thomas
Senior Advisor

Experience of working on large infrastructure projects worldwide and with a deep interest in new technologies. Previously Huw was a Partner at the Architects Foster + Partners.

Carine de Meyere

Carine de Meyere
Senior Advisor

Partnership & Business Development Director TEDxWomenAmsterdam. As one of the first people in the Netherlands to focus on impact investing Carine raises early stage capital globally for social & impact entrepreneurs.

Raj Dey

Raj Dey
Senior Advisor

Founder and CEO of Enternships.com and Co- Founder of StartUp Britain. WEF Young Global Leader and winner of the O2 X Young Entrepreneur of the Year.