Principal, Managing Director
In 2006 co-founded Consensus Advisors (a boutique investment bank based in Boston & New York with an extensive diamond/jewellery practice).
Substantial experience in investment banking including credit design & intermediation, advisory, restructuring & distressed situations. FCA & FINRA authorised.
In 2016/17 he was asked to serve as Chairman of Diamondcorp plc, a distressed London and Johannesburg-listed diamond miner.
Former Regional Head of Standard Chartered Bank’s Diamonds & Jewelry group in New York, covering North America and latterly also Africa.
Global experience in corporate banking / trade finance in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Instrumental in landmark diamond sector midstream deals in debt raising and M&A.
Worked in equity capital markets at London based stockbroker James Capel and French investment bank, Banque Paribas and set up and ran a UK based market research business.
10 years working in various roles at De Beers. In 2008 he joined London listed Gem Diamonds as Head of International Investor Relations.
In 2012 he joined US and Canadian listed Harry Winston as head of Corporate Development. He has built a unique knowledge base in the industry in diamond mining, polished manufacturing, financing, the global diamond jewellery retail trade and the global diamond jewellery consumer.