The trainer runs his corporate consultancy and investment business in the City of London. Besides providing strategic advice and working on M&A transactions he is an early-stage investor in technology companies with the potential for fast growth. Until recently, he was Chairman of Sativa Group plc a medicinal cannabis and CBD wellness products company and also a former Chairman of Ideagen plc, of which he was a founder shareholder.
Capitalising on his wide experience in banking and finance, he has delivered training courses to banks, investment banks, and companies for over 20 years in many different parts of the world.
He began his City career in the corporate banking group of Citibank N.A. London where his responsibilities involved the provision of acquisition finance and the development of international banking business for a variety of corporate customers. After six years of relationship management responsibilities, he spent two years organising problem loan workouts for companies that had fallen into difficulties, most notably ICL and Chloride Group.
From there, he moved to Citicorp Investment Bank Ltd, where initially he was a member of a small team responsible for originating euro-market and corporate finance business with UK corporates. This led, after a year, to specialisation in M&A activities followed by membership of CIBL's corporate finance department, of which he was a Director.
In addition to traditional London flotation, takeover and rights issue transactions, he was involved in cross-border deals, covering India, Singapore, Australia and Europe. These included joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and company listings.
He has an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University and was a visiting Lecturer at the City University Business School, from 1999 to 2003. Capitalising on his wide experience of banking and finance, he has delivered training courses to banks and investment banks for over 20 years in many different parts of the world.