Datuk Paddy Bowie
Dato’ Neville Green
Jeremy was formerly an Executive Director with Commerzbank AG, responsible for the bank’s highly successful activities in Leveraged Finance and Venture Capital. Prior to this, he ran Quantum Capital Limited, a private corporate finance advisory firm, providing strategic advice to UK and US technology companies, making various acquisitions in Europe on behalf of a US asset management company and advising the UK Government on a securitization framework for university student loans.
From 1993 to 1996, he was Head of Structured Finance at Lazard Brothers, where he was responsible for establishing the firm’s debt advisory business. At Lazard he was involved in the reconstruction of Lloyds of London as well as a number of other innovative transactions, including the first UK negative equity mortgage product, structuring the first rated ‘criteria-driven’ US property tax lien transaction and arranging a AAA-rated insurance-backed film finance deal for the US movie industry.
Prior to Lazard he spent ten years at UBS latterly as Executive Director, Asset Securitisation, responsible for the structuring of asset-backed financings including the first AAA-rated auto loan securitizations in the UK. While at UBS he was also responsible Money Markets origination; leading a team charged with establishing an investment banking presence in Japan; and in the early 1980’s worked in fixed income sales with responsibility for Swiss institutional clients.
He has an honours degree in Banking & International Finance from The Cass Business School, London.
Gareth is an experienced entrepreneur and was a director of several technology companies. He has worked in start-ups, corporates and in advisory roles.
His early career was in the power industry, with Ferranti, and later he moved in to telecommunications.
At Dowty Group he was responsible for three acquisitions. Later at PNB – France they became a supplier to IBM and the company was sold to US Robotics. At ACOTEC – Germany the company created the ISDN system for Microsoft.
He was a founding employee and shareholder in Gamma, which was floated in 2014.
Gareth has both management experience and expertise in M&A, fundraising and investing. He has invested personally in start-ups and advises a UK Investment Bank in Clean Tech and Telecoms investments.
His first degree is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bath University and he holds an MBA from Henley Management College, he is a member of the IEEE and IET.
David Cooper has worked internationally in the healthcare and life science industries for over 25 years. He has director level experience in international healthcare corporations, holding companies and start ups and has held a number of other senior positions including working as an investment banker and leading the business development group of a major pharmaceutical corporation. He advises international corporations, banks and professional practices on business development.
His areas of expertise include new product development, corporate finance, acquisition and divestiture advice, business intelligence, strategic planning, licensing, marketing, the identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual property, technology appraisal, technology and marketing due diligence, interim management and strategic alliances.
David trained as a scientist, and subsequently studied Philosophy, Psychology and Business Studies. He founded DCA, a specialist business development practice based in London.
Bob is a transformational change specialist with multi-sector experience. He is currently a director in the Restructuring Recovery Services department of Smith & Williamson and has held positions as Chief Executive of Morrison Plc, The Automobile Association and the Albert Abela Group as well as Group Finance Director of Orient Overseas International Limited. He has been involved as chair, CEO and director of numerous other companies and has hands-on operational and financial management experience during portfolio company change.
Bob has worked in many countries outside the UK, including Hong Kong, Kenya, Malaysia and the USA.
He has experience of quoted companies, listings, take privates, MBI’s and MBO’s, and private financings as well as of private equity transactions.
Datuk Paddy Bowie (OBE, PJN, JSM, KMN)
Datuk Dr. Paddy Bowie is the Managing Director of Paddy Schubert Sdn Bhd, the Business Consultancy she set up in 1980. She is also a writer and a well-known political analyst. She was educated at Manchester and Oxford Universities.
She has lived in Malaysia for 51 years and has taken up citizenship.
20 years in Shell she was previously Trade Relations Director on the Main Board of the Shell Group of Companies in Malaysia and Singapore.
She later became the Malaysia Country Manager of the Economist Conferences Group, running her own country Programme – the Malaysia Regional Programme, a peer group forum for leading investors.
Her Consultancy facilitates business entry, offers investment advice, and strategic corporate services, catering for Government Relations, high end strategic public relations and commercial needs of a wide range of clients. Her other specialisation is communications, including a Corporate Writers’ service, an award winning film unit, event management and high-level communications training.
A founder member of the Governing Council of the Malaysian Institute of Management she became its Chairman for many years and Vice President of its Court of Fellows. She served a three-year tenure as President of the regional body, AAMO, the Asia Association of Management Organisations, and as Vice Chairman of CIOS, the World Body.
She is well known as a speaker and a writer and has addressed the World Management Congresses at Munich, Caracas, New Delhi, Lima, Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur.
Dato’ Neville Green (OBE, DPMS)
Dato’ Neville Green has lived and worked in Asia for 40 years, 35 years with Standard Chartered Bank until retirement as General Manager Middle East & South Asia with responsibility for all Standard Chartered’s operations from the Lebanon to Bangladesh, and 5 years in Arabia as CEO of United Saudi Commercial Bank then as CEO of the now merged Dubai based regional international Middle East Bank. A total of 20 years in the Middle East, 10 years in India & 10 years in South East Asia.
Neville first assumed management responsibility at the age of 28 in what is now the UAE. He later ran Standard Chartered’s country operations in Libya, Vietnam & Cambodia, India, then in Malaysia. He was awarded his OBE for services to British commercial interests in Malaysia and was granted a Dato’ship (a knighthood) by the then King of Malaysia for services to Malaysian/British bilateral relations.
Now retired from full-time business, Neville continues to actively chair The British Malaysian Society and is Honorary Treasurer of The Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Bankers and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Bankers.