Faisal is a founder shareholder of Synnovia and Director of the Company. He has worked for and with manufacturing companies for over 20 of the last 30 years. He spent 7 years working in private equity with Capricorn Ventures International and prior to that was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, and was a managing director of a specialist consulting subsidiary of Deloitte & Touche. He is a graduate of Oxford University and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Faisal was also chairman of Broker Network Holdings plc, an AIM listed company.
Andrew joined the Company as a non-executive Director in December 2007. Andrew has extensive experience of executive roles in a number of large multinational businesses and he has sat on the board of a number of public companies. He was Group Chief Executive of McKechnie plc for four and a half years until 2001 and prior to that he was the Group Chief Executive of South Wales Electricity plc. From 2001 to date, Andrew has devoted his time to non-executive roles at, amongst others, Ultra Electronic Holdings plc, Halma plc, Porvair plc and API Group plc. He has a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.
Richard is a founder shareholder of Synnovia and a non-executive Director of the Company and has been involved with manufacturing and selling plastics related products for over 40 years. During that time he worked for Wavin and Birmid Qualcast, before establishing Bell Plastics. Since then he has successfully co-founded two other start-ups and is currently an active investor in early-stage technology companies. He has a First Class degree in Engineering from Imperial College London and has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Keith joined the Company as a non-executive Director in January 2011. Keith has extensive experience of executive roles in a number of large multinational businesses. He was Group Chief Executive of Smiths Group plc for twelve years until 2008 and prior to that he was the CEO of Saab Automobile (Sweden) for four years to 1996 and CEO of Delta Motor Corporation (South Africa) for six years to 1992. Since 1992, Keith has also had a number of non-executive roles at, amongst others, General Motors Europe, Delta Motor Corporation, Atlas Copco AB and Sainsbury’s plc. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Chamberlin plc, a specialist castings and engineering group.
Group Finance Director
Nicholas, who is the Group Finance Director, joined Synnovia in October 2005. Previously he spent 10 years working at Deloitte & Touche, initially in audit and then in corporate finance, where he worked principally on financial due diligence for manufacturing businesses and lead advisory work for the private equity industry. He also worked at the Bank of Nova Scotial in leveraged finance and is an ACA accountant.