Miles Pelham is Hong Kong based and has worked in finance for 2 decades, during which time he has held senior investment banking positions at some of the world's largest financial institutions. His experience ranges from running trading desks to bond and financial instrument management.
Paul DolanChief Executive Officer
Paul brings almost 30 years' experience in investment banking and finance, where he consistently built award winning, world-class teams and managed global portfolios in excess of $10billion across asset classes. Paul worked in London and Tokyo, and from 2007- 2012 in Hong Kong, as Nomura's Global Head of Convertible Bonds, Co-head of Equities APAC and Chairman of the committee for Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2014 he founded Dolan Sports Management with the goals of managing the careers and wealth of elite athletes, improving the visibility of female sporting role models and financing sports facilities for the underprivileged.
Warren DeatsChief Operating Officer
Warren has 15 years' of investment banking experience in Africa, Europe and Asia, and has extensive contacts throughout the continent. His management skills are complimented by 5 years' experience developing a successful Citrus and Pomegranate farm in South Africa. Warren is based in Tanzania from where he oversees our African operations.
Philippe CohenFinance Director
Philippe is a Switzerland based multilingual executive with over 30 years' of expertise in the natural resources and commodities sectors, with a wealth of experience in Africa. Philippe has an extensive network with financial institutions, the commodities trading community and emerging markets governments. Philippe worked for 14 years in Commodities and Structured Finance at BNP Paribas as well as Vitol. Philippe now works as a consultant specialising in originating, structuring, negotiating and managing transactions in the metals and mining sector as well as oil and gas ranging from exploration and production to downstream trading and services. Philippe is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
Francesco "Frank" Scolaro
Frank is an active investor in publicly quoted companies in the resource, leisure and property sectors. Frank was Non-Executive Chairman of Regal Petroleum plc from October 2006 to November 2007, in which time he was instrumental in the successful resolution of local litigation issues in the Ukraine. Until March 2008 Frank was a non-executive director of Regal Petroleum plc.
Kevin is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, with over 30 years’ experience in Global Financial Services, covering both developed and developing economies. Kevin has extensive experience operating in highly regulated environments including being a member of the Executive Committee of the London Stock Exchange Group. Kevin has held a number of leadership and senior management positions in the financial sector in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia and has built a wealth of contacts in Global Financial Markets.
Jessica brings extensive experience facilitating public private partnerships working with leaders from private sector, government and civil society globally, and across Sub-Saharan Africa. Jessica specialises in accelerating growth and impact for socially responsible business in frontier markets.
She was previously an Associate Director at the World Economic Forum, developing numerous initiatives and programmes on building entrepreneurship ecosystems, innovation and gender and former Financial Market Executive at Thomson Reuters.
Jessica holds an MA from the Graduate Institute of International Relations & Development Studies, Geneva and an MBA from the IE Business School, Madrid.