• Chairman and Member of Advisory Board

    Simon is the former Chairman of Glencore. Prior to this he was Executive Chairman of Asia Pacific Deutsche Bank AG, and spent 14 years with Jardine Matheson Group managing their engineering trading operations.

    He has served on boards and held advisory positions with a number of companies such as Vodafone, Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Vivendi Universal, Usinor SA, Hermes, General Electric, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Macquarie Bank, N.M. Rothschild, and Bain & Company.

  • Advisory Board Member

    Sir John is the former Chairman of Xstrata, a major global diversified mining group. Prior to this he was Chairman of Vodafone Group from 2006-2011, Chairman of HSBC Group from 1998-2006 and HSBC Group CEO from 1993-1998.

    Sir John served on Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Council of International Advisers for seven years, and was knighted for his services to banking.

  • Advisory Board Member

    Chairman of Patagonia Gold, Sir John spent seven years as member of the Board of Managing Directors of Deutsche Bank. He was Chairman of Morgan Grenfell for seven years, and recently retired as Non-Executive Chairman of Lonmin.

    He is member of the Supervisory Board, Société Générale de Surveillance SA, Geneva, and a Trustee of the Cambridge University Foundation.

  • Advisory Board Member

    Chair of the Royal Africa Society and Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations for FTI Consulting.

    Lord Malloch-Brown is a former Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British government with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations. He was Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2006, and UN Development Program Administrator from 1999 to 2005.

  • Advisory Board Member

    Svante is the long-serving Chairman of Oracle Advisors Ltd (London), a company engaged in fund, private equity and venture capital investments.

    He has 11 years’ experience in corporate finance as Executive Director for American investment bank Blyth Eastman Dillon.

  • Advisory Board Member

    Chairman of Polarcus Ltd, a marine seismic survey company, Peter has 21 years’ experience in investment banking with Credit Suisse First Boston.

    Since 2005 he has been an independent non-executive Director of General Enterprise Management Services (International) Ltd. He is currently an independent Director of Schroder’s Oriental Income Fund Limited and of two Asian private equity funds.

Simon Murray Sir John Bond Sir John Craven Lord Malloch-Brown Svante Pahlson-Moller Peter Rigg

The Advisory Board  consists of well-connected and high calibre individuals with diverse and distinguished backgrounds. They provide support and advise to the Board of Directors.