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ABOUT US

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We are a London-based PLC, led by a vibrant and visionary team of entrepreneurs & backed by an established and seasoned team of London’s Leading Investment Executives who recognise the need for attractive and sustainable long-term returns by investors and the capital requirements of promising companies who solve pressing socio-economic issues in our communities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Sean H. Drake

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Sean is a recognised Entrepreneur, Investment Executive and founder of The Wealth Project Holdings PLC with a successful track record spanning over a decade, having served on the boards of a number of private and public companies, providing strategic leadership and a unique combination of delivering both Financial and Social impact to stakeholders’. During this period Sean has built and maintained a community of over 5,000 professional investors across Western and Eastern Europe, South east - Asia, Sub-saharan Africa and North and South Americas with involvement in transactions ranging between 10 - 100 million USD.<br /> He is also passionate about providing sustainable solutions to our communities critical socio-economic issues and in 2013 was invited to join the board of one of the UK’s Leading sustainability consultancies’ with clients such as Google and Unilever where he currently serves as a Strategic advisor and Non-Executive Board member. Furthermore in 2015 he co-founded a Community Interest Company (CIC) bringing an end to world poverty through education and technology.<br /> Sean is also a CNBC TV expert commentator on matters regarding Investments and Entrepreneurship and currently writing a book on this due to be published later this year.

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Fiona Elizabeth Pelham

Executive Director

Fiona is an award-winning Entrepreneur and Executive director of The Wealth Project Holdings PLC with over a decade of experience in developing and implementing sustainable models for clients range from Manchester United Old Trafford to Zurich Bank and with team of associates across the world.In 2010 Fiona was the youngest female to chair an ISO standard when ISO 20121 a management system for event sustainability inspired by London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was created. In 2014 Fiona received an honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University for services to the event industry and sustainability. In January 2016 Fiona became international chair for Meeting Professionals International, a global association of over 17,000 members belonging to more than 80 chapters and clubs in 22 countries.Fiona is also the founder of a not-for-profit organisation providing education and collaboration opportunities that support and make a positive impact in communities across the globe.

THE ADVISORY BOARD

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ANDREW SETON

AUDIT & TAX ADVISOR

A partner at a renown accounting firm and a forward-looking practice of accountants, tax specialists and business advisers, focused on helping company owners grow their business and to protect their wealth.Clarkson Hyde are also the founder member of CH International, with members in over 20 jurisdictions poised to help clients with their overseas business affairs.At some stage our clients need help in specialist areas – to reach the next level or realise the value of their hard work. If you are considering selling your business, a merger or acquisition, a management buy-out or buy-in, listing on the AIM or PLUS market, raising funds or in restructuring and business turnaround our specialist teams at our sister company, Hyde Corporate Finance, are on hand to help.

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NICK ROCHE

LEGAL ADVISOR

Nick is a corporate and commercial solicitor who qualified in 1976. Having worked in a large firm as a young partner, latterly he has chosen to work in niche firms where he is able to work closely with his clients as a business as well as legal adviser.Nick has many years of experience across corporate and commercial sectors ranging from aviation, pharmaceuticals, technology, media, property investment and private equity. Recently he has concentrated on capital markets, acting for listed companies, investors, brokers and nomads. International clients and transactions feature strongly in his work and he has acted on the AIM admission of a Singaporean ‘Feng Shui’ business and various resource companies. He also advises on corporate restructuring to restore AIM listed companies.Nick graduated from St Catharine’s College Cambridge with an MA in law.

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NIGEL WALLER

Financial and Social Investment Advisor

Nigel is Partner for Orsatech, an independent management consulting firm providing strategy, operations, fund raising and technology consulting to clients. Nigel has invented, designed, developed, researched and evangelised technology products in the international arena for more than 30 years. He is passionate about delivering the benefits of technological innovation to end-users.Earlier in his career Nigel, around several of his technology patents on Virtual SIMs and split billing, founded and grew Movirtu to be a pioneer of Virtual SIM solutions to mobile operators. The company was subsequently acquired by Blackberry in 2014. Prior to Movirtu he worked with leading software and technology companies such as Bharti Telesoft, Glenayre, Sema Group and Nortel. In these companies he held a number of executive positions having lived in various countries and gained extensive experience in Africa, Middle East, South Asia, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and USA.Nigel received his degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the Royal Society Art, Manufacturing and Commerce, a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Member of the Association for Project Management.Nigel has been widely recognised by the industry including GSMA Top Innovator 2008, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow 2009, GSBI Fellow 2010, MEX User Experience Innovator of the Year 2010 and Dr. Alireza Mahmoodshahi WCA Technology Foresight Award 2011.