Steve BatesNON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN (INDEPENDENT)
Steve Bates is a veteran investor in emerging markets, spending most of his career with the Fleming Group and its successor JP Morgan Asset Management, where he led the emerging markets team. Over the past 10 years Mr. Bates has continued to manage investments across the emerging world working for Zephyr Management and has added a number of non-executive roles in investment companies.
Martin AdamsNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (INDEPENDENT)
Martin Adams has over 30 years investment and banking experience in emerging markets and has forged a career serving as an independent director on listed and unlisted funds. He is currently chairman of Eastern European Property Fund, Kubera Cross Border Fund, Trading Emissions and Trinity Capital, and a non-executive director of a number of other funds.
Thuy Bich DamNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (INDEPENDENT)
Ms. Thuy Bich Dam began her career at Vietnam’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, responsible for coordinating treaties between the government and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). From 1996 to 2005, Ms. Dam worked as the Natural Resources Director of ANZ Investment Bank (Singapore). Following this, Ms. Dam was appointed as the CEO Vietnam, CEO Greater Mekong Region and Vice Chairwoman for the Greater Mekong Region for ANZ Bank Vietnam over a span of nearly eight years. Ms. Dam is currently the Head of Group Development Southeast Asia for the National Australian Bank. She holds a Bachelors degree in English from Hanoi University, an MBA Finance from The Wharton School of Business and completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Huw EvansNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (INDEPENDENT)
Huw Evans is Guernsey resident and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG (then Peat Marwick Mitchell) in 1983. He subsequently worked for three years in the Corporate Finance Department of Schroders before joining Phoenix Securities Limited in 1986. Over the next twelve years he advised a wide range of companies in financial services and other sectors on mergers and acquisitions and more general corporate strategy. Since moving to Guernsey in 2005 he has acted as a Director of a number of Guernsey-based companies and funds, including BH Macro Limited and Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust Limited. He holds an MA in Biochemistry from Cambridge University.