Ex-Military, Paul has extensive business operational experience as both a service provider & supplier to the Construction, Oil & Gas and Energy sectors having spent over 20 years building businesses throughout the GCC and the UK.
Theo has over 8 years of professional experience in the United Arab Emirates as both an entrepreneur & consultant, with a focus on innovative marketing and project management across a wide variety of industries, including Automotive, Security & Risk Management, and Film Production.
Having worked in New York, Vietnam and the UAE, Brendan specialized in alternative investment products, managing the largest Alternatives Investment Management summit in the region, whilst also assisting clients in gaining secondary citizenships and investing in alternative investment products. Brendan has a multitude of experience in the Hospitality, Tourism and F&B Sectors, having worked for major hotel groups and managing such projects as the conversion of hotel ownership.
Dr. Martin Blake
Dr. Martin A. Blake is an internationally recognised thought leader and strategist, with specialist expertise in board direction, governance and futuring. Martin is also an internationally recognised authority on systems thinking and resilience. His doctorate (a DBA) was in complexity theory and systems thinking based change management interventions in an organisational context. Named one of the Top 100 Global Sustainability Leaders in 2011, 2012 and again in 2013, Martin is at the forefront of a generation of change agents who know that profitable business practice is enhanced by a more intelligent use of natural resources to create resilient businesses for the 21st century.
Diarmuid has 18 years of experience in global equity markets spanning Europe, the US and Asia on both the buy and sell side of the industry. He has a background in equities market making and flow trading along with signals driven trading within the hedge fund industry. In recent years he has focused on developing quantitative software to generate trading signals across equity markets.
Stephen has 20 plus years of advising on corporate finance and project finance-based transactions across infrastructure, private equity, venture capital and waste sector. Stephen has held senior project finance advisory positions within Ernst & Young both in the UK and the MENA region and lead their secondary markets practice in the UK and the MENA Project Finance team in the UAE.
Anil has 20 years of international business law experience in real estate, infrastructure, technology, project finance, private equity, venture capital and sport including over 10 years with Allen & Overy in London and the UAE.