Tarek AbuZayyad is a director of Rezayat Group, a family-owned diversified industrial group based in Saudi Arabia. He is also an investment committee member of Rezayat Investment Company, a private investment office.
Tarek is a director of Smit Lamnalco, Lorne Stewart, Orient Real Estate, MH Luxe, Initial Capital and Eighteen48 as well as a council member of the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University.
Tarek earned an AB Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
John established the Company following a 15 year career as an Investment Banker working for HSBC Investment Bank and Barclays Wealth in London where he held senior management positions responsible for marketing the Middle East and specialised in the UK property sector. Fluent in Arabic, a speaker of Spanish, Italian and French, he has lived and travelled extensively throughout the region and has built up a large network of high level institutional and private clients in the Middle East over the past 25 years. A seasoned deal maker John has completed numerous deals in his career to date, including the sale and structuring of Riverlight (www.riverlightlondon.com) purchased by Berkeley Homes with a current Gross Development Value (GDV) of over £1 billion. John heads up the team and takes overall responsibility for investment strategy.
Aditya Mittal, 42, is the President and Chief Financial Officer of ArcelorMittal. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Europe. Following the formation of ArcelorMittal in 2006, Aditya held various senior leadership roles, including managerial oversight of the Group’s flat carbon steel businesses in the Americas and Europe, in addition to his role as CFO and membership of the Group Management Board.
Aditya joined Mittal Steel in January 1997, serving in various finance and management roles. In 1999, he was appointed Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. In this position, he led the Company’s acquisition strategy, resulting in Mittal Steel’s expansion into Central Europe, Africa and the United States. Subsequently, he was also involved in post-merger integration, turnaround and improvement strategies of the acquired companies. Between 2004 and 2006, Aditya was the President and CFO of Mittal Steel. In 2006, he initiated and led Mittal Steel’s offer for Arcelor, creating the world’s first 100 million tonnes plus steel company.
In 2008, Mr. Mittal was named ‘European Business Leader of the Future’ by CNBC Europe and was ranked fourth in Fortune magazine’s ‘40 under 40’ list in 2011. He is an active philanthropist with a particular interest in child health. Together with his wife Megha, he is a significant supporter of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London, having funded the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre, and in India, the couple work closely with UNICEF, having funded the first ever country-wide survey into child nutrition, the results of which will be used by the Government of India to inform relevant policy.
Mr. Mittal serves on the boards of Aperam, Iconiq Capital and Wharton School and is Chairman of India’s second largest oil refinery, HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL). He is also a trustee at Brookings Institute and an alumni of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader’s Programme. Mr. Mittal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with concentrations in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, United States. Mr. Mittal is a citizen of India.
Jamie Reuben was formerly Chairman of Reuben Brothers Resources, the natural resource and energy platform of Reuben Brothers Group.
He has sat on the boards of numerous companies including Metro Bank, Detroit-based real estate and metals business Metro Warehousing, as well as Arena Racing Company which holds 40% of UK racing fixtures and includes courses such as Royal Windsor and Doncaster. As of 2015 Jamie was appointed the Vice chairman of the Metro Bank Advisory board.
Jamie Reuben is also a real estate investor and developer, primarily in London where he has been instrumental in the redevelopment of entire districts within the West End, in particular Mayfair (including the world-renowned ‘In & Out Club’). He founded Iconic Hospitality, owner of a portfolio of freehold hotels in London and strategic locations in Europe.
Separately he founded a private equity vehicle, Melbury Capital which specialises in emerging markets such as Mongolia, Indonesia and Myanmar.
Jamie also served as committee Chairman for Mayor Boris Johnson’s successful re-election campaign in 2012.
Education: Bachelors, international business degree. Regents business school.
Jamie Ritblat is Founder and Chief Executive of Delancey, a specialist real estate investment and advisory company founded in 1998, and which includes a diverse portfolio of retail, residential, office and corporate assets across London and the UK, from the Alpha Plus Schools Group to the former London 2012 Athlete’s Village. Mr Ritblat began his career at Morgan Grenfell in 1986, and prior to founding Delancey joined The British Land Company PLC in 1990 as a Director with responsibility for real estate investment.
In addition to his role as Chairman and Chief Executive of Delancey, Mr Ritblat has also been a committed trustee and supporter of a number of other organisations and boards, including Tate Britain, the Southbank Centre, Kings College University London, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Maggies Cancer Caring Centres. All of which he has now retired from, with the exception of the Bathurst Estate – an 15,000 acre estate in Gloucestershire – where he is currently an active Trustee, and the Heritage of London Trust. Mr Ritblat is also Non-Executive Chairman of Mitheridge Capital Management and sits on the board of Brown Advisory.
A keen supporter of the arts, Mr Ritblat organised and oversaw Delancey’s role as the first ever sponsor of the National Portrait Gallery’s Schools and Learning programme and more recently its Hospitals Programme across London. Mr Ritblat also leads other core CSR initiatives at Delancey such as the principal sponsorship of the British National Alpine Ski Championships (one of the key events on the International Ski Federation (FIS) British alpine racing calendar), sponsorship of the British Olympic Snow Sports Team, and sponsorship of the UK Schools’ Chess Challenge, the largest chess tournament in the world.