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Michael Stone was the former CEO and then Chairman of E D & F Man Ltd., a 230 year old global sugar and commodities trading company, which, under Michael's chairmanship, added fund management to its portfolio in 1982 and went Public in 1994.
In 2000 Michael led a buy-out of the commodities division from Man Group (now a FTSE 100 Company). He became non-executive chairman of the commodities business, E D & F Man (Holdings) Ltd, which continues as a private company today, majority owned by its employees.
Michael Stone and his family are no longer shareholders in Man Group or E D & F Man (Holdings) Ltd., and has retired from any role in either company after 46 years with them. He now lives in Gloucestershire and has interests in several local businesses and has been High Sheriff of the County and remains a Deputy Lieutenant.
Ean Kuok represents the interests of The Kerry Group a multi-billion pound conglomerate controlled by Malaysian Chinese businessman Robert Kuok, with interests in hotels, property, media, and food stuffs across Asia. The Kerry Group is the controlling shareholder of three listed companies in Hong Kong: Shangri-La, the Asian luxury hotel chain; Kerry Properties; and South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's leading English newspaper. In addition to holdings in listed companies, the Kerry Group also has substantial unlisted businesses, including an edible oils business in China; a regional logistics and warehousing business; and palm oil and sugar plantations and refineries in Southeast Asia. Kerry is Coca-Cola's bottling partner in several territories in China.
Ean has been with the Kuok Group since 1978 and is a Director of Kerry Group Limited and Kerry Holdings Limited, the major investment holding companies of the Kuok Group based in Hong Kong.
Ean is a graduate of Nottingham University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics.
Bob joined Gamma as COO in early 2003, taking up the position of CEO in June 2004.
From 1987 to 1994 Bob was the global telecoms manager for ICI (prior to the de-merger of Zeneca), developing a global internal business unit providing consistent network services to ICI's businesses, JV's and trading partners worldwide.
From 1994 to 2002 Bob was a Director of Racal Telecom, with responsibility for all operational and technical aspects of the business, including the successful integration of BR-Telecom (the privatised telecoms arm of the UK Railway) and other major public and private outsourcing contracts. Following the sale of the business to Global Crossing in 2000, Bob was the VP responsible for business development and UK operations.
Bob's early career was at BT's Research Laboratories where he took a lead role in the development of multi-service networks, fault-tolerant systems, and patents for high reliability synchronisation systems.
Bob is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University and a Fellow of the IEE.
Gerard has worked for over 22 years in the telecoms industry in various finance and commercial roles, having held positions with Vodafone and Nortel Networks. Gerard joined Gamma in 2002 as CFO and is responsible for all elements of financial management throughout the group including legal, commercial and billing operations.
Gerard is a graduate of Birmingham University and qualified as an ACMA.
Owen Jonathan was a partner of and General Counsel to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and a member of its Executive Board for over ten years, retiring in December 2012. Between 1983 and 1994, Owen was a partner of the City law firm, Norton Rose. From 1994 to 2000 he held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive, and subsequently Chief Executive, of publicly listed South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English language newspaper. From 1994 to 1997 he also served as General Counsel to the Kuok Group, one of Asia’s largest family owned conglomerates.
In addition to Gamma, Owen is a Non-Executive Director of Invesco Asia Trust plc and is also the Senior Adviser to the Global Executive Committee of Norton Rose.
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