The Board

The Directors of the Company have significant management expertise and extensive experience completing Acquisitions in multiple jurisdictions around the world. This is expected to enable the Company to identify, evaluate and consummate its Acquisitions.

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Oliver Stuart Fox

Oliver Stuart Fox
Chief Executive Officer

Oliver has 20 years of experience as an accountant, financial strategy partner and most recently regional business development lead in the financial services sector covering banking, financial technology, financial information and stock exchanges. Originally from the UK, he has been based in Singapore since 2020 where most recently he was the Head of Business Development for London Stock Exchange Primary Markets business in South-East Asia and Australasia.

Earlier in his career he spent nearly ten years with the Royal Bank of Scotland in financial partnering roles before joining London Clearing House (LCH) in 2012 to lead on medium term financial planning and work on their majority acquisition by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Following this he joined innovative financial technology and information company Markit, supporting them through their public listing on Nasdaq and merger with IHS before re-joining LSEG in 2016 to focus on capital markets. His most recent role has been to represent LSEG in South-East Asia and Australasia to identify and evaluate IPO candidates focussing on the fintech and wider technology fields.

He has significant experience over the last 10 years of advising executive committee members on financial strategy and performance, new business case development and evaluation of potential fintech acquisitions. He also has extensive knowledge of the evolving fintech sector and its applicability to Asian growth markets and has been a regular contributor at events for earlier stage fintech companies in the region.

Oliver holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Strathclyde (2016) as well as an honours law degree (2001) and has been an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) since 2008.

Robert George Sheperd

Robert George Shepherd
Non-Executive Director

Robert has been a lawyer for 30 years in London and Guernsey. Trained at Clifford Chance, he was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1993. He moved to Mourant Ozannes (then Ozannes) in 1999 and was made a Partner at Mourant Ozannes from 2003 to 2020 during which time he served as Managing Partner for 10 years and Senior Partner for the last 6 years.

Robert has extensive legal experience in a full range of corporate and commercial disputes, including financial services, private client, trust, banking and other regulatory matters including investigations and prosecutions. Both in London and Guernsey he has assisted businesses at the frontiers of innovative financial services products to navigate relevant regulatory and contractual obstacles.

Robert is now a licensed fiduciary with a portfolio of trusteeships and other appointments with a focus on advising UHNW families and on good governance and regulatory compliance. He is also Executive Chairman of the Guernsey Cheshire Home which involves a large degree of engagement with the public sector as well as dealing with all the staff and operational issues that arise from running a large care home.

Robert graduated from King’s College London (LLB) and the University of Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne) with a Maîtrise and also an LLM in International and Environmental Law from the University of London. He speaks fluent French.

Nicola Jane Walker

Nicola Jane Walker
Non-Executive Director

Nicola has an extensive background as a non-executive director over the last 20 years. This includes experience in investment management with significant AUM ranging from life sciences to property. Nicola also has established and grown two fund and fiduciary businesses in Guernsey since 2003, both involving international business development and transactionally active structures. 

Nicola established Schroders Private Equity Services in Guernsey in 2003, having been asked to relocate from Schroders Bermuda to raise the Group’s profile in the Eurozone. Upon acquisition by JPMorgan she became Managing Director of JP Morgan Private Equity Services. From 2010 she created a successful business which was sold in 2020. Since her exit she has built a small portfolio of independent non-executive directorships in the private equity and alternative assets space. During her tenure in administration she has collaborated with various fintech platform providers to ensure her businesses took advantage of the most relevant and forward thinking tech systems enabling efficiency for external reporting and investors alike. These solutions ranged from electronic board packs to databases and client due diligence depositories.

Nicola is a member of the Institute of Directors in Guernsey and was a member of the committee of administrators of the Guernsey Investment Funds Association from 2018 to 2020. She currently sits on the Busines Beats Cancer committee in Guernsey, affiliated with Cancer Research UK.

Nicola graduated from Nottingham Trent University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Governance. She lived in France and Germany during her university studies and speaks both French and German.

Andrew Roberto Mankiewicz

Andrew Roberto Mankiewicz OBE

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in Japan and over 10 years of experience in Singapore in management  consulting, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and venture-building. Andrew started his career as a  Management Consultant for Deloitte Consulting Group with a focus on Japan & Europe. He was part of the EU  Gateway to Japan Programme advisory team on behalf of the European Commission, assisting major blue-chip  companies and small medium enterprises to enter the Japanese market as well as advising Japanese companies  on entering and investing in the UK.  

Thereafter, Andrew founded his own consultancy focused on advisory services to UK & European companies  entering the Japanese market. Sectors included financial services, information technology, healthcare, data  intelligence providers, property, retail, food & beverage, education, sports and luxury products.

Andrew was one of only a few foreigners in Japan to be elected as chief executive officer and board member of  three Japanese listed companies, which he successfully restructured and managed adding considerable  shareholder value. Andrew was also the chief executive officer of a wealth management related company listed  on Aquis Exchange in London. 

From 2007 to 2010, Andrew was elected the President of the British Chamber of Commerce for three terms and  represented the United Kingdom on the Board of Governors of the European Business Council in Japan. Andrew  also represented UK interests as a member of numerous business committees in Japan which included  multinational companies, think tanks and government officials. He was appointed an Officer of the British  Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2011 for services to British business interests in Japan.  

Andrew has also extensive experience with charitable causes in Singapore and the ASEAN region and was elected Vice President of the Rotary Club of Singapore from 2017 to 2018 and again for 2022 to 2023. Andrew graduated from the University of  London and is fluent in Japanese, Italian and French.