Jon Bennion-Pedley

CEO at Investment Owl (Uganda)

I’ve met lots and lots of very interesting people through the Global Investment Leaders Club. 

I often say that I hate networking with a passion, nevertheless, I am very happy I joined this Club nearly 2 years ago! What it’s really helped me to do is to meet the kind of people I would not have met internationally, and to grow an international network. I’ve met some really fascinating people who are at the top of their game. It was very kindly said that all the members were leaders in their industries. I have really enjoyed being part of GILC and it’s been really valuable for me in terms of broadening my horizons globally. So yeah, I’m a fan of the Club!  

Barry Palte

Chairman at EQ Capital Partners (Australia)

I am a head of a family office as well as a technology investor with a focus on social impact. Food, agro-tech and water is one of the key areas of my investment interests, the second key is health-tech and the third key is circular economy. Although we are based in Australia our office is very international. 

Also, I’m a Chairman of an Africa-focused investment platform, and a Founding Partner and Co-Managing Partner of a healthcare fund, which is based out of Israel, which is quite recently linking into the GCC countries. I have quite a diverse portfolio, and I’ve been a member now for a number of years, and made some fantastic connections through the Club. It started with making friends and transitioned to actually connecting on personal levels with many other members. I’ve been very pleased to be a member.

Amer Fasihi

Co-founder at Kraydel (UK)

“You need to put yourself out there and talk to investors. My meetings [with investors] were very well managed. It was a very informal setting, and they were able to ask questions.  I was given 5 minutes to present my company, and then very structured questions from investors were facilitated. I’ve got 15-20 people very focused on one thing [my project]. They were able to get my answer to them, it built a really complete picture in a very short period of time. And then I could specifically ask them for a suggestion on how I can be a success! That's very important, because investors started thinking how can they help me, what can they do? Getting the investment is brilliant, but actually investors can make business happen not just through allocating capital, but also by enabling connections and advice. People invest in people, people don’t invest in slide decks!”

Anirudh Tripathy

CEO at KPM Asset (US)

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