Team

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    Peter

    Chairman
    Peter is a director and investor in British Pearl. Peter co-founded PrecisionIR Inc. (aka WILink Plc), a leading investor targeting and ... more
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    Peter

    Chairman
    Peter is a director and investor in British Pearl. Peter co-founded PrecisionIR Inc. (aka WILink Plc), a leading investor targeting and communications business, which listed on AIM in July 2000 and was acquired by a US Private Equity Fund in June 2006. Peter has nearly 50 years’ experience working for blue chip multi-nationals and in entrepreneurial ventures. Following initial training with Unilever, he worked in the 1970s and 1980s for Mars and PepsiCo, where he held senior international marketing and general management positions in the UK, Sweden, Japan and the United States. Also during this period he undertook a variety of consultancy assignments in Scandinavia, Australia and the UK as an engagement manager with McKinsey & Co. In 1988, Peter was a founder member of the buy-out team that acquired Bricom, a business services conglomerate, from British and Commonwealth Holdings Plc. He then became Divisional Director, Business Services Europe for BET Plc until its acquisition by Rentokil-Initial Plc in 1996. Peter undertakes voluntary work and is also an angel investor. He is a Trustee of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust and Chairman of the Mill Hill School Foundation Life Guardians. His angel investments are primarily in technology companies (Intamac, Q-Matic, Shockoe Commerce and Revionics) and property (Fraser CRE and Legacy Portfolio). His family also has an investment in Sweet Frog, a US based frozen yoghurt franchise.
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    Lord Fink

    Director
    Lord Fink is a non-executive director and investor in British Pearl. He is a senior, well-known and accomplished financial services ... more
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    Lord Fink

    Director
    Lord Fink is a non-executive director and investor in British Pearl. He is a senior, well-known and accomplished financial services professional, with a long and diverse track record in, among others, the managed futures, brokerage and hedge fund industries.

    He was born in 1957 and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge graduating with a degree in Law. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and worked at Mars and Citibank NA before joining Man Group plc in 1987, stepping down as Deputy Chairman of the Group in July 2008 after an illustrious career spanning 21 years including a successful period as Group CEO.

    Currently he is Chairman of ISAM Europe LLP, a hedge fund with offices in London, Florida and Cayman. He also is a non-executive director of Marex Spectron and Chairman of Zenith Hygiene Group plc.

    Lord Fink is a committed philanthropist whose focus is health, education and the environment. His roles include being a Trustee of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), a Trustee of the Mayor’s Fund for London and Co-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He was Chairman of the highly successful campaign by the Evelina London Hospital's Appeal to raise £10 million to assist in equipping the new hospital in 2005. He is also Chair Emeritus of the Board of Governors of Burlington Danes Academy which he sponsored through ARK. He was raised to the Peerage in 2011.

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    Ali

    Founder, CEO
    Ali is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of British Pearl. He is an experienced financial professional and entrepreneur and has spent ... more
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    Ali

    Founder, CEO
    Ali is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of British Pearl. He is an experienced financial professional and entrepreneur and has spent the last 18 years in financial services. He thrives on building innovative businesses with inspirational people and is principally interested in the alternative finance market , with a focus on equity and debt based collective investment platforms. Prior to establishing British Pearl Ali worked within the global capital markets as a trader and sales person. This included Vice President, Head European Financing Trader at Paloma Securities London Limited and Associate Director, Interest rates sales trader at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc. He has also worked for BNP Paribas, J.P.Morgan and Martins Brokers (UK) PLC. He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Econometrics from Kent University and other banking related professional qualifications.
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    Tim

    Property
    Tim sits on the advisory board and will become a director of the main board on 1 October 2017. He advises on property policy, acquisitions and ... more
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    Tim

    Property
    Tim sits on the advisory board and will become a director of the main board on 1 October 2017. He advises on property policy, acquisitions and management and is responsible for developing the executive property team in order to meet the company’s growth plans. He joined Allsop in 1981 and was appointed an Equity Partner in 1989 with overall responsibility for the Residential Investment and Development department. During his career with Allsop he has been instrumental in the firm’s development into one of the country’s leading residential investment and development advisers. His team are market leaders in residential portfolio sales and acquisitions and in Central London development sites. Tim is also a Director of Allsop Letting and Management, a subsidiary which asset manages corporate client portfolios, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a non-executive Director of T & R Theakston Ltd, the Yorkshire based family brewers.
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    Dipankar

    Director
    Dip is a non-executive director of British Pearl. He has been a portfolio manager for several global blue chip fund managers and banks over his ... more
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    Dipankar

    Director
    Dip is a non-executive director of British Pearl. He has been a portfolio manager for several global blue chip fund managers and banks over his two decades in financial services, including Deutsche Asset Management, BNP Paribas, ING Barings, Blue Bay Asset Management and Western Asset Management. Having started his own asset management company, Goldbridge Capital Partners, he has significant expertise in and understanding of corporate governance, business strategy and implementing procedures that ensure a financial business operates in a smooth and compliant manner. He is currently a consultant to several private wealth managers and advises the investment committees on asset allocation and global themes. He graduated from University College London with a 1st class degree in Economics and received an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics. He is also a Charter Financial Analyst.
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    Anthony

    Director
    Tony is a director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He has over 19 years’ IT project management and consultancy experience in financial ... more
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    Anthony

    Director
    Tony is a director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He has over 19 years’ IT project management and consultancy experience in financial services companies including ICAP, London Metal Exchange, Thomson Reuters and Société Générale Securities. Tony has also consulted for Accenture on major change programme for BP, Vodafone and BarCap. As a Programme Director Tony has established numerous technology partnerships and led IT consultancy assignments with huge financial institutions including Morgan Stanley. He is qualified in ITIL and Prince II project management and is certified by both Microsoft and Cisco and has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. Having such broad experience across a range of IT technologies, supporting everything from global trading systems to exchange platforms, Tony is well equipped to drive British Pearl’s IT strategy and development.
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    James

    Investment Management
    James is a consultant to British Pearl. He brings broad experience from the portfolio management and wealth management markets having spent two ... more
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    James

    Investment Management
    James is a consultant to British Pearl. He brings broad experience from the portfolio management and wealth management markets having spent two decades in financial services, including Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Western Asset Management and Legal & General. He has worked extensively on risk and investment frameworks in both large institutional and smaller new start-up businesses together with systems design and project and team management. He is currently a consultant in the wealth management sector providing guidance on investment strategy, risk profiling and business controls. He graduated from Bangor University with a B.A. (Hons) in Banking, Insurance and Finance. He is a member of the CFA Institute.
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    Kobi

    Co-Founder, Property
    Kobi is one of the founders of British Pearl and is responsible for the legal and compliance functions as well as property acquisitions. He has ... more
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    Kobi

    Co-Founder, Property
    Kobi is one of the founders of British Pearl and is responsible for the legal and compliance functions as well as property acquisitions. He has worked in the property sector for 14 years, including ten years as a solicitor specialising in real estate disputes, most recently at leading real estate firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, where he was in the country’s top ranked contentious property team. Prior to obtaining his Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law and then attending law school at BPP, Kobi graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Politics.
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    Nick

    Property
    Nick has been in the property business since graduating from CASS business school in 2004 with an MA in Real Estate. He spent several years in ... more
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    Nick

    Property
    Nick has been in the property business since graduating from CASS business school in 2004 with an MA in Real Estate. He spent several years in the corporate sector, working in commercial auctions and investment in central London before starting up on his own and focusing on his lifelong passion of residential development.
    Since 2009 Nick has acquired and sold approaching 100 development projects, predominantly in and around Notting Hill in London. Alongside growing the Ledbury Real Estate brand, Nick also places huge value on the new markets and funding methodologies that emerging online platforms represent, which is behind Ledbury’s alliance with British Pearl.
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    John

    Property
    John started his career in property labouring on building sites during the summer holidays. After his degree, he started his career in property ... more
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    John

    Property
    John started his career in property labouring on building sites during the summer holidays. After his degree, he started his career in property development at Bruton Knowles, a national property consultancy. He then participated the first graduate management scheme offered by Persimmon Homes, the UK’s largest builder. Having shadowed the directors for a year, John spent the next four years project managing their pioneering London schemes. John moved to Spicerhaart Land and New Homes to set up their London division and, over the next decade, his role gave him an invaluable breadth of experience in land, investment, commercial and residential new build sales and investments, as well as working with niche builders, housing associations and national house builders. A consummate performer, John’s network is second to none, having built a multi-million turnover business, he joined Ledbury Real Estate in 2015 and has been working with British Pearl since 2016. John is responsible for acquisitions, specification and sales.
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    Natalie

    Property
    Natalie graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree and Masters in Mathematics. She subsequently attended law school in London and ... more
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    Natalie

    Property
    Natalie graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree and Masters in Mathematics. She subsequently attended law school in London and went on to train as a barrister at one of the top chambers in the country following which she pursued a career as a litigator at Mishcon de Reya. After 4 years at Mishcon, she decided to venture into the world of property and in 2015 she joined Ledbury Real Estate. Natalie has been working with British Pearl since 2016.
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    Anj

    Co-Founder, Technology
    Anj is one of the founders of British Pearl and is the Head of Information Technology, together with Anthony Bourne, is responsible for the ... more
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    Anj

    Co-Founder, Technology
    Anj is one of the founders of British Pearl and is the Head of Information Technology, together with Anthony Bourne, is responsible for the design, implementation and administration of our entire IT infrastructure, which includes information security and telephony. Anj is a highly self-motivated and ambitious professional with extensive experience in IT management and networking, with more than 19 years’ experience in the SME sector. He has worked with companies in retail, legal, manufacturing, finance and health using technologies from Cisco, WatchGuard, Citrix, VMware and Microsoft. Most recently Anj worked with The Ladders.co.uk, designing their entire UK IT infrastructure. He has a BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.
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    Tomasz

    Technology
    Tomasz is British Pearl’s Lead Back-end Developer. He has an MSc in Computer Science and is a startup founder and FinTech entrepreneur. He has ... more
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    Tomasz

    Technology
    Tomasz is British Pearl’s Lead Back-end Developer. He has an MSc in Computer Science and is a startup founder and FinTech entrepreneur. He has worked in software architecture and design for nearly a decade, 4 years of which has been in finance. Tomasz worked at Bloomberg in their R & D API Technology Team, developing their proprietary financial data API. He has also acted as a consultant in the front office department at Morgan Stanley.
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    Luke

    Technology
    Luke is a senior software engineer at British Pearl. He has 17 years’ experience working as a web application developer both as a front end ... more
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    Luke

    Technology
    Luke is a senior software engineer at British Pearl. He has 17 years’ experience working as a web application developer both as a front end developer and dev ops systems engineer. His primary focus is as a web application and api developer in PHP, Python, Javascript and internet infrastructure technologies. Luke has worked for companies in financial services, media, government and e-commerce including ITV, Lab Digital, the UK Ministry of Justice, blinkbox and Hailo. Luke has a degree in Software Systems and Computer Software Engineering.
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    Onur

    Marketing
    Onur is Head of Digital Marketing at British Pearl. After more than 19 years focusing on consultancy and activation in Digital Marketing, Onur ... more
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    Onur

    Marketing
    Onur is Head of Digital Marketing at British Pearl. After more than 19 years focusing on consultancy and activation in Digital Marketing, Onur understands how the world of digital can create real life effects. Onur's passion is fueled by continuing research to understand the human condition and the role of digital as part of modern living. This enables Onur to build and share strategies and tactical solutions that solve business problems while also being valuable and unobtrusive for the end user. Onur was most recently Director of Digital Strategy at The Frameworks and Head of Social Insights and Social Media Strategist at Wunderman UK he has also worked at Initiative as Social Communications Director and has also worked freelance as a digital strategist. Onur has a BEng Hons in Engineering and an Advanced MSC in Computer Science from Queen Mary University of London.
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