Board of Directors
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Martin served as the Chief Executive Officer of the London Metal Exchange from 2006 until 2013, leading the company through its successful US$2.2 billion takeover by Hong Kong Stock Exchanges & Clearing Group. He has also served as Editor-In-Chief of Metal Bulletin Plc, a London-listed publishing and events company, between 2001 and 2006 prior to its £221 million acquisition by Euromoney.
Chief Executive Officer
Jean Pierre started his career in the banking industry in Switzerland. In 1994 he joined Marc Rich which became Glencore International thereafter, responsible for corporate finance activities in the metals and minerals trading division in Switzerland. He was appointed chief financial officer of Xstrata in 1997 which transformed from an investment vehicle to a diversified natural resource group during his period in office. Since leaving Xstrata, he has pursued private ventures including in the natural resource sector. He is a director of MG Finance SA, a private asset management company in Switzerland.
John has over 20 years' experience in investment banking and asset management. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he worked with Robert Fleming in private equity, investment banking and stockbroking. Prior to joining Ambrian, John was Deputy Managing Director of JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management in France. John holds an Honours degree in business and economics from Trinity College, Dublin, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Nicolas has worked in the minerals industry all of his professional life, starting his career with Transamine in Bolivia and Peru. Thereafter, he spent over 20 years with the Marc Rich Group and then with the Glencore International Group, where he was a senior partner and responsible for the zinc, lead, silver and gold trading department. He was instrumental in acquiring a significant portfolio of integrated zinc and lead operations worldwide which assisted Glencore to become the largest global player in these markets.
Charles founded and built The Link Asset & Securities Co Ltd into a world leading interdealer brokerage firm and sold it to ICAP plc in 2008. Since 2012, Charles has focused on building Edgebold JLT which is involved in construction, real estate, ship supply services and transport services in Mozambique.
Mr Benz graduated with a BSc from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Zurich in 1988 and completed his education at International Bankers School in New York in 1992. He started his career as a financial analyst for Credit Suisse in Zurich in 1990 and thereafter for BEA Associates, a New York-based asset management company acquired by Credit Suisse, from 1992 until 1996. From 1996 until 2009 Mr Benz was a member of the Management Board and a Partner of Bellevue Group (BBN:SW). Oliver is a partner of a Swiss-based investment management company, and currently has several board and advisory mandates. He has extensive knowledge of investing in public and private companies in a broad range of sectors.