On 5th February 2013 at the The Mayfair Hotel, London, UK
Guest speaker: E. Mervyn Davies - Lord Davies of Abersoch
Lord Davies of Abersoch Bio
Vice Chairman of Corsair & Chairman of the Corsair Advisory Board.
U.K. Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business 2009 - 2010
Lord Davies of Abersoch is Vice Chairman of Corsair, serves as a member of the Investment Committees of Corsair III and Corsair IV, and is Chairman of the Corsair Advisory Board. He is based in London.
Lord Davies was U.K. Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business in 2009-2010, a joint role between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, also with responsibility for Infrastructure UK. Prior to this appointment, he was Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC since 2006.
He joined the Board of Standard Chartered PLC in 1997 and was Group Chief Executive from 2001 until 2006.
He was a non-executive director at Tesco PLC from 2003 until 2008.
Lord Davies is Non-Executive Chairman of PineBridge Investments Ltd and Chair of the Advisory Board of Moelis & Co. He is the Senior Independent Director at Diageo plc and a Non-Executive Director at Bharti Airtel. Lord Davies is also the Chair of the Council of the University of Wales, Bangor and a trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts.
He chairs the UK ASEAN Business Council and also recently chaired a public review of the role of Women on Boards. In June 2002, he was awarded a CBE for his services to the financial sector and the community in Hong Kong where he served as a member of the Exchange Fund Committee for many years.