Charles Karsten

CEO

A serial entrepreneur, Charles has significant experience in capital raising, supply chain management, strategic relationship management and international contract negotiation. Charles has personally brokered international sponsorship deals for celebrities, facilitated meetings for clients with numerous ministers and heads of state and brought about the conclusion of multi-million-dollar commercial contracts.  He has strong personal relationships with some of the most influential people in the Middle East.

Education  

University College London – Information Management for Business

University College London – Computer Science

London School of Economics – Statistics for Economics

Martin O’Donoghue

Chief Operating Officer

Martin was named as a recognised lawyer in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 for the M&A, Capital Markets and Natural Resources categories. He has considerable international experience, having advised clients on commercial transactions in the UK, Ireland, the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. His sector focuses include tech, media, energy and natural resources, real estate and hospitality.

Education 

Henley Business School – MBA

Law Society of England & Wales – Solicitor

Law Society of Ireland – Solicitor

University College Dublin – Business & Law

Dr.William Patterson

Senior Adviser

William excels at identifying the critical leverage points and opportunities that accelerate successful delivery of innovative and entrepreneurial business plans. Over the course of his career, he has developed business strategies for a wide range of major science- and technology-based companies (i.e., IT outsourcing, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, manufacturing) that have cumulatively delivered over $1.7B in enterprise value.

Education 

Cardiff University – PhD, Strategic Management

University of Chicago – MBA

Case Western Reserve University – MSc, Chemical Engineering

Northwestern University – BSc, Chemical Engineering

Ian Karsten QC

Chairman

A former barrister, Ian was called to the Bar in 1967. ; Midland and Oxford Circuit; commenced practice 1970; Lectr in Law, Southampton Univ., 1966–70, LSE, 1970–88; a Recorder, 1994–99. UK Deleg. to Hague Conf. on Private Internat. Law (Convention on the Law Applicable to Agency) (Rapporteur), 1973–77; Leader, UK Delegn to Unidroit Conf. on Agency in Internat. Sale of Goods, Bucharest, 1979, Geneva, 1983

Education 

Magdalen College, Oxford – MA, BCL

Hague Academy of International Law – diploma