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24/01/2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Pl, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD


Event Start Date:
23rd January 2019
Event End Date:
23rd January 2019
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Our first BPF Patrons Lunch Meeting and Talk will be held on Thursday, the 24th of January 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Findlay Room, Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD.


William Knight is Chairman of Earth Capital Asia Ltd, Myanmar Investments International Ltd and a Board member of Golden Saint Technologies Ltd. He is a director or adviser to various investment and other companies whose focus is on the Indo-Asia Pacific region.


Originally as an export credit specialist at Lazard Brothers, he spent 18 years within the Lloyds Bank group initially as a project finance specialist working from initiation on game -changing projects such as the Dubai Aluminium Smelter.  Next, he established and directed the bank’s first overseas merchant banking office in Hong Kong to cover East Asia and the Indian sub-continent. He later became responsible for the creation of a number of early emerging market investment funds and worked in a board capacity, often as chairman, on a variety of such funds. In recent years

he has served as Chairman of the J. P Morgan Chinese Investment Trust Plc, senior Independent Director of Fidelity Asian Values Trust Plc and, as a co- founder of Emerisque Brands, chairman of it’s three Chinese joint ventures.


In a career dedicated to frontier and emerging markets, he originated funds for Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Mauritius and Vietnam and he served on the Boards of a private equity fund of funds for India, KASB Bank in Pakistan and of a Korean-led fund investing in Korean companies involved with China.


He currently is advising a UK based food technology company on its strategy for China, a Sri Lankan family office on its Asian strategy and a Dhaka based private equity partnership which is bringing equity investment capital to private companies in Bangladesh.


Strictly by invitation only.

For more information about becoming a BPF Patron, please email the office at info@bpfuk.org.

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