London South East | 09:20 – 09:30
Talk Title: lse.co.uk – How it assists your Trading & Investing
Previously an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA), Scott brought relevant and insightful expertise to www.lse.co.uk upon joining the company as a Director in 2007.
Since then, www.lse.co.uk has grown its offering to Private Investors and become one of the foremost financial portals in the U.K.
With a belief in the simple and clean presentation of relevant financial information, Scott is committed to a ‘Customer first’ ethos in continuing to build www.lse.co.uk.
Rare Earth Minerals Plc | 09:50 – 10:00
Kiran holds a bachelor of engineering (industrial geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (finance) from Cass Business School. He has extensive experience in the mineral resource industry working in both operational and management roles. Kiran spent the first four years of his career in exploration, mining and civil engineering. He then obtained his mba and became the finance director of Vatukoula Gold Mines and was part of the team that acquired and re-commissioned operations. He has served as a director of a number of public companies in both an executive and non-executive capacity.
RICHARD WOLANSKI, FINANCE DIRECTOR
Avation Plc | 10:40 – 11:00
Talk Title: Avation Plc: Celebrating 10 years as an Aircraft Lessor
Mr Richard Wolanski, B.Com, ACA, is a Chartered Accountant and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Mr Wolanski has extensive professional experience in the international finance industry. He has provided corporate, strategic and financial advisory assistance to public companies in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Mr Wolanski has significant corporate experience during his career serving in a range of Executive Director Chief and Financial Officer Company roles. In his current role as Finance Director at Avation Plc he is primarily responsible for maintaining access to capital.
GUY MYLES, FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Flying Colours | 11:00 – 11:10
Talk Title: How to increase your returns by 35%
Guy founded Flying Colours in 2014. He was determined that quality financial advice and investment management should be better value and accessible to more people across the UK. At Flying Colours he is joined by a team with many years’ experience in the financial advice and investment industry.
Previously, in 2000, Guy co-founded Octopus Investments, a UK fund management company with over £5bn of assets under management. Before that, he was a fund manager for Mercury Asset Management between 1994 and 2000.
GRAHAM LUMSDEN, CEO
Motif Bio | 11:10 – 11:20
Talk Title: Iclaprim-a novel antibiotic for serious and life-threatening infections
Graham G. Lumsden, Chief Executive Officer of Motif, is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, management, and operations of the Company. Prior to joining Motif, Mr. Lumsden was a senior executive at Merck & Co., Inc. where he held commercial leadership positions in worldwide businesses including contraceptives and osteoporosis. Mr. Lumsden has a proven record of success leading change and delivering results in subsidiary and global leadership positions, including new product launches, pre-clinical/clinical development, regulatory strategy, cross-functional team leadership, IP strategy/litigation, and domestic/international sales and marketing. Mr. Lumsden is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), holds a postgraduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and UK.
TIM MCCARTHY, FCCA, MBA, NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
ImmuPharma Plc | 11:20 – 11:30
Talk Title: Unlocking the Value in Lupuzor™
Mr McCarthy has a 35 year international business career in high growth biotech, healthcare and technology companies. He is currently Chairman and Non-Executive Director for a number of biotech and healthcare related companies, including Incanthera, Harvard Healthcare and Expedeon Holdings. With a core understanding of AIM and its regulatory processes Mr McCarthy has helped raise substantial amounts of equity capital and also advised and worked at Board level for a diverse range of companies internationally. These areas include business strategy, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence and licensing.
SIMON DANIEL, FOUNDER
Moixa | 11:30 – 11:40
Talk Title: Moixa – Energy Storage a major equity and asset growth class
Moixa is the UK leader in the home energy storage market, sometimes referred to as a British Tesla – but producing smart batteries and solutions for the mass-market. Moixa works with Utilities and Grid to deliver a range of solutions that help reduce infrastructure costs and enable better customer propositions. Moixa will talk about sector opportunities, and also how personal investment in household solar, storage and efficiency technologies, can deliver savings.
Simon Daniel is a serial innovator, and founder of Moixa – a UK pioneer in new energy R&D, Distributed Energy Storage, and DC Microgrids. Moixa is the UK leader in home energy storage and VPP/Aggregate storage models, with over £5m of UK delivery across Utilities, DECC, Networks. Simon also joined the former PM at the Northern Future Forum to discuss new Energy Pension finance model for behind meter assets. Simon holds multiple patents on advanced mobile interfaces, consumer and smart battery technologies. He was previously at Accenture as a senior manager/tech evangelist and holds an MA in Physics from Cambridge, attended the inaugural Singularity University Summer in 2009.
MATISS ANSVIESULIS, CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Creamfinance | 13:00 – 13:10
Talk Title: Creamfinance: Smart Data, Simple Loans
A highly analytical, business multilingual entrepreneur with passion for growing startups to an impactful business. Matiss Ansviesulis is a Co-Founder and the CEO of the fastest growing European Fintech Creamfinance, providing personal finance products in emerging markets. After completing studies at Lancaster University’s Management School and working as a business analyst for JP Morgan in London, he founded Creamfinance in 2012 based on a vision to implement an innovative Smart data-driven consumer finance company that would focus on machine-learning capabilities to quickly evaluate and score. Having started business from nothing, within 5 years he managed to grow the company to €35M revenue business employing over 220 people and operating in 7 countries both within and outside of Europe.
Doriemus Plc | 14:05 – 14:15
Talk Title: Oil under the M25
Mr Lenigas, Executive Chairman of Doriemus Plc – was also, until recently, the executive chairman of London listed UK Oil & Gas Investments Plc, which was responsible for the new Horse Hill oil discovery near London’s Gatwick International airport that flowed on test a UK onshore record of 1,688 barrels of oil per day. He is now the executive chairman of London listed Doriemus Plc, which owns an interest in the horse hill oil discovery and is working with its jv partners towards moving horse hill into production.
MARK BILLINGS, PRESIDENT
Auxico Resources Canada Inc. | 14:25 – 14:35
Talk Title: Zamora – High-grade silver and gold in Mexico
Mark Billings is the President and a Director of Auxico Resources Canada Inc., which has 100% ownership of the Zamora silver-gold property in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. Since 2000, Mark has worked in investment banking, raising funds for companies such as Auxico, as well as taking companies public. He has also served as an officer or director of publicly traded resource companies. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in Political Science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
MARK FOLIGNO, PRODUCER / CONSULTANT
Carnaby International | 15:15 – 15:25
Mark has first hand knowledge of what it takes to build a successful business in the media sector. In 2003, he bought Molinare transforming it into one of the largest privately owned post-production companies in the UK, a power house in high end TV drama and feature film, tripling turnover. He also co-produced and executive produced projects such as BAFTA winning Moon, and OSCAR and BAFTA award winning The King’s Speech. Since selling Molinare in 2011, Mark’s film and tv credits include The Rise (aka Wasteland), Golden Years and The Retreat, aired on BBC2 over 5 nights in a primetime slot and hosted by Nick Knowles. All of these projects have sold in territories around the world. He is currently working on a number of film and tv projects.
ANDREA CATTANEO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Zenith Energy | 15:25 – 15:35
Talk Title: The Great Opportunity in Azerbaijan
Andrea Cattaneo is CEO & President of Zenith Energy Ltd., a Canadian international oil & gas production company with gas concessions in Italy and a production sharing agreement (PSA) with SOCAR, State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, for the largest onshore oilfield of Azerbaijan.
Has an extensive energy resources and financial background with 30 years of experience in sovereign loans, capital markets, and oil trading between Western and emerging countries.
Mr. Cattaneo has served as an advisor to many governments, specifically former Soviet Union countries.
DR. LINDSAY WU, CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
15:35 – 16:05
Talk Title: Mortality is not a certainty: diversified investing to extend human lifespan and treat disease
Dr Wu is a prominent scientist and academic entrepreneur in the fields of metabolic biochemistry and the biology of ageing. He heads the Laboratory for Ageing Research at UNSW Australia, and is also the Chief Scientific Officer of Hydra Capital, where he is developing new therapies to treat ageing and extend human longevity, whilst also using these to treat common therapeutic indications, to accelerate immediate returns on investment. He runs a diversified research incubation platform with multiple teams working on different molecular mechanisms to extend lifespan and treat disease.