The Directors of IFG have held board and senior executive positions in major governmental, corporate, banking, capital markets, and consulting organizations in worldwide markets.
Lord Taverne (Non-Executive Chairman)
Former MP and government minister as Financial Secretary to the UK Treasury. Former Chairman of OLIM Convertible Trust, Deputy Chairman of the Central European Growth Fund, Director of BOC Group plc and of Axa Equity & Law Life Assurance Society (currently Chairman of the Monitoring Board of Axa Sun Life). Former Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Founder Director of PRIMA Europe Limited, a public policy consulting company. Chairman of IFG Development Initiatives Limited (IFG DI - below).
Formerly with Bankers Trust Company of New York - head of several banking divisions and General Manager of the London Branch. Wide experience of international banking with government, financial services, corporate and project sectors in developed and emerging markets. Subsequently founded IFG. Long experience in banking, corporate finance, unquoted fund management, financial services strategy, turnarounds.
NED of IFG DI (below). Director of PegasusBridge Corporate Finance Limited (below). Chairman of IDE-UK, a non-profit organization that assists poor farmers in emerging countries to increase their incomes and NED of International Development Enterprises (USA).
Formerly with Chase Manhattan Bank - General Manager for UK and Northern Europe and head of Treasury for Europe. Later Chief Executive of Gulf Bank in Kuwait. Formerly consultant on treasury and banking issues to major governments and institutions in the Middle East. More recently a private investor in and NED of financial services and commercial companies.
IFG Development Initiatives Limited - Dr. Cyril Lin (Founder and Managing Director)
IFG DI is an economic development consulting company, with a particular focus on corporate governance, serving governments, multilateral agencies, and the financial and corporate sectors in emerging markets, particularly Asia, where it has a wide network of contacts with leading funding sources, corporate finance companies and consultants.
Dr. Lin was formerly Fellow of St. Antony's College, Lecturer in Economics and Director of the Centre for Modern Chinese Studies, Oxford University; CEO of Oxford China Economics (specializing in economic modeling and policy analyses of China); and Chief Economist and Senior Board Member for Asia-Pacific, Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Clients have included the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the EBRD, governments in Asia and major multinational corporations. Founder and CEO of the Cairncross Foundation, which brings together Chinese and western economists to work on strategic issues concerning the Chinese economy. European non-executive Chairman of Four Dimensions-JSL Group, a Chinese manufacturer of CIT vehicles with a UK subsidiary.
PegasusBridge Corporate Finance Limited - David Sebire (Founder and Chairman)
PBCF is focussed totally on strategic development and financing in the global Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors.
David Sebire was a partner specialising in corporate finance in a City of London firm of chartered accountants for nearly ten years. He has chaired a number of companies in aviation, distribution and security electronics and has taken companies from early stage to IPO and eventual onward sale. He was also Chairman of key board committees of Henry Ansbacher, the investment bank for just under ten years . He is the major shareholder and Chairman of Securefast plc a leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of electric locks and other security products including biometric access control.