Meet The Team
Rupesh worked at Barclays and led the number one ranked European clean technology equity research team, joining from Lehman Brothers where he covered the same sector. The team ranked first in the 2013 Institutional Investor's European equity research survey. Prior to this, Rupesh worked in the corporate finance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. Rupesh is a Freeman of the City of London, graduated in Economics from London School of Economics and is a chartered accountant.
Alice is a Director at GDI where she often works with large corporations, commercial investors and INGOs to integrate social impact, innovation and social entrepreneurship efforts into their portfolios and helps philanthropists more effectively create systems-level change. Prior to joining GDI, Alice worked at Bridgespan, Bain & Co, the World Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi.
Julien worked at Santander as vice president in their investment banking division based in Paris. Prior to this, Julien worked at Barclays and Lehman Brothers in the number one ranked renewables equity research team based in London. Julien enjoys food, running and music.
Glenn has 25 years of experience in senior management positions across venture capital, software product development, credit risk and regulatory reporting. Glenn holds degree in Physics from the University of Sheffield and is a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy. Glenn has led and completed more than 10 major venture investments. He holds a number of directorships at investee companies including Low Carbon and Sparx.
Laurence has 16 years of commercial accounting, investment and consulting experience across a diverse range of industries. Laurence was previously European Head of Industrials, Autos and Technology at Investment Bank Nomura, where he managed £30bn of annual deal-flow and was consistently ranked #1 market share on the London Stock Exchange. Laurence also managed an investment portfolio of £200m and advised pension and hedge-fund clients on macro-economic and technology investment trends. He is now heavily involved with technology start-ups, has a deep knowledge of the UK Intelligent Mobility and Smart City sectors and is co-founder of data analytics consultancy City Science.
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Marcelo Garcia has a distinguished career of more than twenty years in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry. Currently, he works as a Strategy Execution Consultant in the areas of Smart Cities and Telecoms, helping corporations and governments worldwide deploy strategic projects in the those areas.