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Vertu Capital appoints Mark Simmonds as non-executive director

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Staff Writer | London, United Kingdom | May 15, 2018
Mark SimmondsVertu Capital Limited announced that Mark Simmonds has joined the board as non-executive director.
Mr. Simmonds was, until recently, a Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister with responsibilities for Africa, the Caribbean, UK Overseas Territories, International Energy and Conflict Prevention.

He served as a Member of the UK Parliament for 14 years.

Mr. Simmonds focussed on driving and facilitating inward investment into Africa across a range of key economic sectors including hydrocarbons, financial services, infrastructure, energy and agriculture.

Mr. Simmonds has a huge knowledge of the economic and political composition of African governments, countries and regions.

He also chaired the UN Security Council on two occasions.

Mr. Simmonds now has a number of international roles including acting as a senior consultant to Kroll and as Chairman of the Global Advisory Board of investment platform Invest Africa.

He is a senior advisor to a global multi asset hedge fund, Chairman of FinComEco, and an Advisory Board Member of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council.

Prior to becoming the UK Government Minister for Africa, he was heavily involved in the real estate sector having dealt with commercial real estate as a Partner of Strutt & Parker and as a Director of CBRE.

Mr. Simmonds also founded his own real estate business, dealing with direct investment and investment advisory projects.

He has served as an independent director on a UBS Euro Zone Fund.


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