Mr. Klip graduated with a management degree from St. Petersburg State University of Railways and also holds an external degree of Masters of Business Administration in finance from both the International Business School in Moscow and Guildhall University in London. He has extensive expertise in banking, transportation, mining, telecommunication, and internet industries and his insight has brought many companies to the next level. In addition to years of entrepreneurial and investment endeavours, he is also currently managing a portfolio of global assets.
Mr. Wisbey is a technology entrepreneur and ex-banker. He founded two London AIM listed companies: IDOX plc, which provides software for UK Local Government, and Lombard Risk Management plc, which specialises in software for bank risk management and regulation. He more recently established CONVENDIA Ltd., a private company which specializes in software for cash flow forecasting, project valuation and M&A financial analysis. He was formerly a banker at Kleinwort Benson, where he held various roles, including a Director in the Derivatives Group, Head of Options, and corporate lending. Mr. Wisbey has acted as a public company Chairman, CEO or Director for seventeen years. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Mr. Brooks is a licensed senior statutory auditor in the UK. Since 2000, he has been a senior partner in Johnson, Smith & Co., Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors. Previously, he had been Finance and Deputy Managing Director of a vehicle producer, Investment Accountant to the Western Australian Government, and before that he had been employed in the audit department of Price Waterhouse Coopers-U.K.
Mr. Thompson is a speaker and expert in marketing behavioural science. In 1995 he started a company Giftpoint Ltd. which is now one of the largest specialist promotional merchandise businesses in the UK with offices in London and Shanghai, whose clients include L’Oreal, Oracle, Ocado, and Pernod Ricard among others. Mr. Thompson was President of IGC Global Promotions for seven years, one of the world’s oldest and largest global network of premium resellers. He is an active investor having a special interest and understanding of natural resources businesses.