Dr. Hon graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Biomedical Science prior to completing a Ph.D. in Psychiatry at Hughes Hall College at the University of Cambridge. He also holds postgraduate qualifications from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University and from Harvard University, as well as being a guest professor at a number of well-known universities in Asia.
Previously a private banker with ABN AMRO Bank, Dr. Hon gained expertise in financial planning, lending, portfolio management, tax structuring and trust formation, which led him to form The Global Group. Today, the company has offices in the UK, Hong Kong and China.
Dr. Hon has always had an interest in the arts, particularly film and television, as both a benefactor and investor. He was Executive Producer of the China and Hong Kong box office hit, “Protégé”, starring Andy Lau and Daniel Wu, and of the George W. Bush biopic “W”, directed by Oliver Stone. Dr. Hon was the Associate Producer of “Una Noche” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and subsequently won the Award for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography.
Politically, Dr. Hon holds official positions with four governments and is Ambassador-at-Large for Grenada. He is a member of the Heilongjiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and in July 2015 was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China for his dedicated community service. His charitable work is well documented and he serves on the committees of numerous international charities.
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For 10 years, Sarah was a successful spokesperson for Weight Watchers International where she was a key ambassador of the company and as such was instrumental in increasing revenue figures during her tenure. Sarah has significant experience in the entertainment sector across international markets. In 2009, she co-produced the British-American period drama film The Young Victoria, which grossed $27 million worldwide. She is also a bestselling author with over 35 books, including two autobiographies and books about health, empowerment, history, art as well as the popular children’s book, ‘Budgie the Little Helicopter’. The book was also adapted into an animated series. Her other successful children’s book, ‘Tea for Ruby’, debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
Sarah has presented programmes for ITV, BBC, and Sky TV in the UK and has been a guest presenter on Radio 2 and Radio 4’s Today programme. In the US, Sarah was special correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and has presented television programmes seen on ABC, Fox, and CNN. Sarah is the founder of Children in Crisis, a children’s charity focused on education, care and protection for forgotten children in some of the poorest countries including Afghanistan, DR Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia. She is a passionate supporter and patron to a number of charities including the Teenage Cancer Trust, The British Heart Foundation, Not for Sale, the Perfect World Foundation and Key to Freedom.
Sarah has been appointed primarily to assist the Company with the branding and marketing of its products and productions.
Michael is a senior regulator who, amongst other things, was a member of the team that formed the single financial services regulator (now the FCA). After retiring from the London Stock Exchange he set up a small discreet consultancy and advisory service relating to all aspects of corporate and financial services both domestically and internationally. As a Non-Executive Director, Michael not only ensures corporate governance compliance, but also industry best practice.
Jeremy has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, principal investing and private equity. During that time he has helped build originating and executing M&A and capital raising transactions primarily in the industrial, transport, leisure, technology and energy sectors in the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. He started his career in investment banking in the mid-1990s with ABN AMRO Corporate Finance, as a generalist, before being headhunted to Credit Suisse (fka CSFB). As a VP, he was focused on investment banking services to clients within the transport sector.
In 2002, Jeremy joined Lansdowne Capital – the M&A and principal investment boutique. As a director, he was focused on industrials (paper, packaging, forest products, chemicals, etc.). In 2013, Jeremy established i76, the general partner to a Polish based private investment fund and was appointed Managing Director. He successfully completed the fund’s first acquisition and subsequent re-capitalisation.
Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Politics.
Jason is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kongwith substantial experience in commercial and corporate M&A, corporate finance and litigation.
Jason has advised on numerous business matters involving Hong Kong listed companies (some of them with a China state-owned financial institution as their parent body), China listed infrastructure and property developers and high-net-worth individuals from both China and Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial trades and transactions covering China, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Jason is also a specialist in shareholders’ disputes and liquidation proceedings at a High Court level.
Jason obtained his double degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Kenneth is a qualified accountant and has worked at Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong. During that time, he gained extensive experience in audits, corporate M&A and finance in the financial services sector. Kenneth has also worked in property development as a financial controller and has developed significant expertise in financial reporting, fundraising and IPO preparation. Kenneth obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.