Investcorp names EU investment advisory directors
Manama, July 7, 2014
Bahrain-based Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has appointed four new corporate investment advisory directors in Europe.
Investcorp’s advisory directors in Europe provide senior external counsel to Investcorp, helping to assess potential investment opportunities and supporting portfolio company management, and are comprised of distinguished corporate executives who are highly successful in their respective fields.
The new directors are:
•Brendan Harris: He is currently the CEO and chairman of the board of Froosh AB, the market leader in the fast-growing Scandinavian market for fruit smoothies. He began his career as a consumer marketer with Unilever and has had an extensive career across Europe, the US and Africa, primarily in the non-alcoholic beverage industry.
•Joan Julià Dinarès: He has 25 years of top level executive experience in different industries with a global exposure. Joan has been a managing partner at S&E Partners since 2006 and is a board member for several companies as well as CEO for Parkare.
•Guy Leymarie: He is the founder of AnimA Associates, based in Tokyo. Prior to this, Guy served as CEO of De Beers Diamond Jewellers and Cartier International. He also serves as a director of Georg Jensen.
•Philip Walters MBE: He is currently the chairman of the GL Education Group and chair of the independent educational publisher, Rising Stars. He is also a non-executive director of Encyclopedia Britannica (London), of Nelson Croom, the leading supplier of online training and assessment for UK professional bodies, Scottish Book Source, the leading book distributor for Scottish publishers, and CABI, a not-for-profit international organization that improves lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment.
Welcoming the team, Mohamed Sammakia, the managing director at Investcorp and regional UAE head, said: “As Investcorp continues its growth momentum, our advisory directors provide access to a deep knowledge base which is invaluable as we review investment opportunities and implement growth strategies within our portfolio businesses."-TradeArabia News Service