Our team.

Team Profile - Rupert Hambro

Rupert Hambro

Co-Founder, Chairman and Partner

Dominic Perks

Dominic Perks

Co-Founder & CEO

George Davies

George Davies

Partner

Andrew Wyke

Andrew Wyke

Partner

Ali Qaiser

Ali Qaiser

Managing Director

Andrew Noyons

Andrew Noyons

Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships

Matilde Giglio

Matilde Giglio

Principal

Sir Anthony Salz

Sir Anthony Salz

Chairman, Advisory Board

Nicholas Sharp

Nicholas Sharp

Head of Co-Investment Fund

Peter Soliman

Peter Soliman

General Counsel

Svenja Grundmann

Svenja Grundmann

Associate, Access Fund

Hasan Kundi

Hasan Kundi

Strategic Partnerships

Yusuf Alireza

Yusuf Alireza

Advisory Board

Lord Clive Hollick

Lord Clive Hollick

Advisory Board

Bea Hollond

Bea Hollond

Advisory Board

Karim Jalbout

Advisory Board

David Cazalet

David Cazalet

Venture Partner

Tom Slocock

Venture Partner

Nicola Still

Nicola Still

Head of Finance

Ivan Silic

Ivan Silic

Financial Accountant & HR Manager

Yohana Habtom

Yohana Habtom

Financial Accountant

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Team Profile - Rupert Hambro

Rupert Hambro

Co-Founder, Chairman and Partner

Rupert Hambro CBE co-founded Hambro Perks with Dominic Perks. In addition to being a Partner of Hambro Perks, Rupert serves as the Chairman of HPL and the Manager.

Rupert started his career in Peat Marwick Mitchell. He then joined Hambros Bank in 1964, becoming a director of the bank in 1969 then Chairman and CEO in 1983. In 1986, Rupert, together with his family, formed JO Hambro; two investment management businesses; and Hambro Magan, a corporate finance and M&A business.

Rupert acquired Hamleys toy store together with CVC and the Coal Board Pension Fund and led it to IPO in 1994 with a value of £18m. Rupert is an active venture capitalist, backing companies like Longshot Ltd which acquired pubs and restaurants, started a gym (Third Space) and acquired the Groucho Club, all of which were subsequently sold at a substantial profit. In 2008, Rupert became the founding shareholder and Chairman of Sipsmith Ltd, which was recently sold to Beam Suntory at a substantial profit for its shareholders.

Amongst other interests, Rupert’s current roles include Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He was previously director of Anglo Scandinavian Investment Trust, British Empire Investment Trust, St David’s Investment Trust, Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses, Investment Committee of Royal College of Physicians. Rupert is also an Honorary Fellow of Bath University.

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Dominic Perks

Dominic Perks

Co-Founder & CEO

Dominic co-founded Hambro Perks with Rupert Hambro CBE. As well as being a Partner of Hambro Perks, Dominic serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and is a voting member and Chairman of the Adviser’s Investment Committee.

Dominic focuses on the development of Hambro Perks, originating and assessing new opportunities for investment and advising businesses at their earliest stages. He has extensive entrepreneurial experience, having successfully founded, scaled and exited multiple businesses, and this experience is crucial in advising many of Hambro Perks’ youngest investee companies. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Dominic was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co., where he advised clients on growth strategies. He also had a career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he primarily originated investment opportunities for private equity firms. Dominic graduated from Oxford University with a first-class degree in English Literature.

Dominic has been responsible for originating and investing into over forty portfolio companies and serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on a number of boards, including Tempo, Takumi and Rainmaking Venture Studio.

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George Davies

George Davies

Partner

George is a Partner of Hambro Perks, a director of HPL and is a member of the Investment Committee, as well as leading its investment team.

George focuses on the growth of Hambro Perks and our portfolio. He has driven Hambro Perks’ approach to capital allocation, portfolio management, performance tracking, the use of technology and investment committee decision-making. George has led multiple transactions including Muzmatch, Capitalise, Previse, Quorso, Antstream, GetGround, and TradeLedger.

Prior to joining Hambro Perks, George was a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Co., where he worked with financial institutions and private equity firms on transactions and growth strategy. In addition, George led multiple firm initiatives including working with activist investors and analyst recruiting.

Before McKinsey, George worked as an adviser to the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and George Osborne MP. George graduated from Oxford University in Modern History and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Andrew Wyke

Andrew Wyke

Partner

Andrew is a Partner of Hambro Perks, a director of HPL and is a voting member of the Adviser’s Investment Committee. Andrew is a serial angel investor and has a broad portfolio of technology investments at various stages of growth.

Prior to Hambro Perks, Andrew was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and built and ran one of the most successful Pan European businesses within the Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Division. Andrew and his team were responsible for covering a broad range of global clients including institutional money managers, international banks and corporates, working with them to implement a broad range of strategic initiatives across Europe and globally. He joined Goldman Sachs on a graduate training programme, having graduated from Nottingham University.

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Ali Qaiser

Ali Qaiser

Managing Director

Ali is a Managing Director at Hambro Perks and focuses on sourcing investment opportunities, executing new investments and portfolio management. He also focuses on strategic partnerships and international expansion opportunities for portfolio companies.

Ali started his career in consulting at EY where he worked on complex corporate finance challenges for clients. He is also a former debt capital markets investment banker advising on various landmark conventional and Islamic debt transactions & working with various entities of a Gulf sovereign for transactions of national importance.

Ali serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the board of Odondo, investor observer on the board of WeVat and has led transaction negotiation and execution for various new and follow-on Hambro Perks investments, including Muzmatch, WeVat and Sarwa. Ali speaks three languages and holds a master’s degree from University College London.

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Andrew Noyons

Andrew Noyons

Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships

Andrew joined Hambro Perks as a Managing Director in May 2019 to run distribution and capital raising.

Prior to Hambro Perks, Andrew was in the institutional equities division at Morgan Stanley from 2009 to 2013 before joining the public side of Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs until 2019 where he was responsible for the distribution of multiple European initial public offerings including the landmark Siemens Healthineers transaction, Europe’s largest public offering in over 10 years.

Before joining financial services, Andrew was a Captain in the British Army completing tours of Bosnia and Afghanistan with the Welsh Guards and the Parachute Regiment before serving as Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2008 to 2009. 
Andrew graduated from Durham University in 2004 with a degree in Modern History.

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Matilde Giglio

Matilde Giglio

Principal

Matilde is a Principal at Hambro Perks. 
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Matilde co-founded Compass News, a machine learning journalism start-up with offices in London and New York and over 100,000 monthly active users that was backed by Hambro Perks. Before that, Matilde worked at Fox and Paramount leading their marketing campaigns in Europe. At the start of 2019, she moved to India to run digital strategy for the Congress Party in the 2019 Indian general elections.

Matilde holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an advisor at Bloomberg Beta and Startupbootcamp, where she advises early-stage technology companies on growth, product development and operations.

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Sir Anthony Salz

Sir Anthony Salz

Chairman, Advisory Board

Sir Anthony is a director on the board of HPL and is the Chairman of its Advisory Board.

He was a corporate lawyer with Freshfields for over 30 years and spent the last 10 as its Senior Partner. Sir Anthony then joined Rothschild as Executive Vice Chairman, where he served for 11 years.

Sir Anthony serves as trustee of the Tate Foundation. Sir Anthony is a director The Scott Trust Limited, the owner of the Guardian Media Group. Sir Anthony also holds various other trustee and non-executive roles, including serving as trustee of the Conran Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. He is a member of the Investment Committees of both The Scott Trust Limited and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, each of which has endowment funds in excess of £800 million.

Previous roles include Vice Chair of the BBC Board of Governors, a member of the Board of the Department for Education, Chair of Teach First’s Business Development Council and of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House. He has chaired reviews on Youth Crime, Press Regulation and Barclays PLC’s Business Practices.

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Nicholas Sharp

Nicholas Sharp

Head of Co-Investment Fund

Nick is a Managing Director at Hambro Perks and is a voting member of the Adviser’s Investment Committee. Nick also founded and manages the Hambro Perks Growth EIS Fund.

Nick qualified as an accountant (ACA) with Deloitte & Touche in 2001. At Deloitte he served large financial firms predominantly in the City. Nick subsequently worked as a Portfolio Manager at Odey Asset Management where he helped manage various hedge and long only funds and institutional mandates.

Nick then worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch serving institutional fund managers across a range of business lines and asset classes in emerging markets, advising on primary and secondary investments and equity capital markets transactions.

Nick holds a degree from Oxford University and serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the boards of Smart RTMS and Movewise.

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Peter Soliman

Peter Soliman

General Counsel

Peter is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Hambro Perks. He also serves as a director on the board of the Manager.

Peter has been practising law for more than 18 years and has an in-depth understanding of the asset management industry. Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Peter served as General Counsel to leading mid-market private equity funds focused on providing investment capital for the acquisition and operational turnaround of underperforming companies. Peter gained much of his experience at leading international law firms CMS and Pinsent Masons. His experience spans the broad spectrum of corporate activity with a particular focus on the formation, structuring and management of alternative investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, buy-side and sell-side due-diligence, corporate restructurings and workout initiatives.

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Svenja Grundmann

Svenja Grundmann

Associate, Access Fund

Svenja joined Hambro Perks in April this year to focus on the German and Nordic regions as well as to work alongside Portfolio Manager Jemma Bruton and Richard Tufft, Venture Partner and Co-Head, in building out the EMEA secondaries fund, the Access Fund.

Prior to her recent appointment, Svenja worked as part of the Equity Capital Markets team at Morgan Stanley, where she covered German-speaking Europe. Here she worked on numerous equity transactions for tech clients in particular, including Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, and Scout24. Previous to this, Svenja worked on EY’s Transaction Advisory Services team and gained start-up experience at an early-stage venture in London, as well as Rocket Internet in Berlin. Svenja holds a master’s degree in International Business from The University of St Andrews and a dual study bachelor’s degree in Financial Management which she did in cooperation with ExxonMobil. She speaks English, German, Swedish and has basic knowledge in French.

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Hasan Kundi

Hasan Kundi

Strategic Partnerships

Hasan works in Strategic Relationships and Investor Relations at Hambro Perks, his focus is on working with our clients and running the operational aspects of the firm.

Hasan started as a graduate engineer working in the world of technology startups. With expertise in company technology and process, Hasan became an IT consultant and worked on some of Vodafone’s largest technology implementation projects globally before running operations at an FCA regulated fintech in London. Hasan holds a first class degree in engineering, speaks two languages and setup a wine importing business in Japan.

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Yusuf Alireza

Yusuf Alireza

Advisory Board

Yusuf Alireza became Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Noble Group in April 2012, as the head of the Hong Kong-based global supply chain manager of energy and agricultural products.

Prior to joining Noble Group, Yusuf was co-president of Goldman Sachs’s Asia operations, excluding Japan, and a member of the firm’s Global Management Committee. He began working at Goldman Sachs New York in 1992, transferring to the firm’s London office in 1997 and becoming the Head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) sales and structuring efforts. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2008, where he managed the Asia Pacific securities division of Goldman Sachs.

Yusuf Alireza received a joint master’s and bachelor’s degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He completed his bachelor’s studies in international economics, pursuing a master’s degree in international relations and affairs.

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Lord Clive Hollick

Lord Clive Hollick

Advisory Board

Lord Hollick is a member of the House of Lords. a director of Honeywell International Inc and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He is a Founding Trustee of the IPPR think tank and a member of the Advisory Boards of The Royal Society and Hambro Perks. He was a Partner at KKR and led the media industry team in Europe. He was Chairman of SBS Broadcasting, a director of The Nielsen Company and Trafalgar Entertainment. He Chaired the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee from 2014 – 2017 and was a partner and senior adviser at tech bank, GP Bullhound from 2008 – 2018.

Lord Hollick began his career as a merchant banker with Hambros then from 1974 to 2005 he was CEO of United Business Media plc, now Informa plc, an international publishing, information, broadcasting and market research group and a global money and securities inter dealer broking business, now CME, and TP ICAP plc. He was Senior Independent Director of Diageo and a non-executive director of Logica, Havas, TRW and BAE Systems. He was Chairman of the SouthBank Centre from 2002 to 2008 leading the £120m transformation of the Royal Festival Hall and its surroundings. He founded the IPPR think-tank in 1988. He was appointed a member of the House of Lords in 1991. He has advised the Labour Party on business and economic policy and acted as a Special Advisor at the DTI in 1997 and 1998. He was the Prime Minister’s trade and investment envoy to Kenya and Tanzania from 2014 to 2018.

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Bea Hollond

Bea Hollond

Advisory Board

Bea is a board director and chairman of Millbank Financial Services Limited, senior independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and senior independent non-executive director of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust PLC.  Bea is a main board director and chairman of Remco (US) and chairman of the International Advisory Board (UK) of Brown Advisory. Bea is a non-executive director of M&G Group Limited; Telecom Plus PLC; and Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust PLC. Bea is advisor to a private family office.

Bea has a Supernumerary Fellowship of Pembroke College, Oxford and is chairman of the Investment Committee of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, where she is also a trustee. Bea is a board member of Soho Theatre, London and a member of the finance advisory group of Salisbury Cathedral.

Bea has an MA in Oriental Languages (Arabic) from Pembroke College, Oxford.

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Karim Jalbout

Advisory Board

Karim is a partner at Egon Zehnder in their Technology Practice. He advises large corporations, private equity & VC firms at Board/C-suite/founder level on exec search and leadership development. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s internal data talent platform to drive efficiency in the search process and build machine learning predictive capabilities. Prior he was Global Head of Propositions & Sales at Sony Ericsson Mobile, where he led early investments in the Android platform. He launched his career at Diageo where he held a range of brand and commercial roles in North America, Africa, and Europe. He is a frequent speaker at NOAH, CogX, Founders Forum and other tech incubators on “human judgment and AI” and “how to spot leadership potential in entrepreneurs”. He is also an investor in Agritech, legaltech, healthtech and D2C.

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David Cazalet

David Cazalet

Venture Partner

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Tom Slocock

Venture Partner

Tom has spent his entire career in the wealth management industry. In his most recent roles he led the international private banking business at Credit Suisse in London, was CEO of the UK Wealth Management business at Deutsche Bank and led the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management’s global funds franchise.  His focus has been leading teams and businesses, working with wealthy and sophisticated individuals and families and helping to source attractive investment solutions.

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Nicola Still

Nicola Still

Head of Finance

Nicola is the Head of Finance at Hambro Perks and oversees the day-to-day running of the Finance Function, annual audit and all management and statutory reporting.

Prior to Hambro Perks, Nicola trained as an auditor within the financial services team at a mid-tier accountancy firm, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2014. Nicola holds a masters in mathematics from the University of East Anglia.

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Ivan Silic

Ivan Silic

Financial Accountant & HR Manager

Ivan is a Financial Accountant at Hambro Perks working within the Finance Team, assisting with the day to day accounting functions, producing Management and Board Reports and supporting the preparation of the Statutory and Audited accounts.

Ivan works closely alongside a number of Hambro Perks portfolios, such as HP Insurtech Gateway, Tempo, GOTO Digital Marketing and Odondo providing accounting services and financial advice.

Ivan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He spent 15 years travelling most of the world as a professional model before starting his second career with Hambro Perks.

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Yohana Habtom

Yohana Habtom

Financial Accountant

Yohana works as a Financial Accountant at Hambro Perks, focusing on the preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements for the group company & assisting with the audit process, whilst also providing financial services for portfolio companies.

Yohana started her career in the accounting industry at a privately held, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company, specialized in Power Generation within the Oil & Gas industry, where she spent three years managing the entire accounting cycle through completion, including the preparation of analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.

Yohana speaks two languages, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and is part ACCA qualified.

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