BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of Spice Private Equity Ltd is comprised of five members.

Christopher Brotchie

Chairman of the Board, Switzerland. Mr. Brotchie serves as a Director on the Boards of Baring Private Equity International Ltd, Baring Private Equity Group Ltd, SWICORP Ltd (Riyadh), Firmdale Hotel Holdings Ltd (London) and Bolero International Ltd (London).

He is a member of the Investment Committees of Baring Vostok Capital Partners (Moscow), ICentis Capital (Warsaw) and Intaj II (MENA) private equity funds. He is a member of the Advisory Council’s of Baring Private Equity Partners Asia (Hong Kong), GP Investments Ltd, ICentis Capital (Warsaw), Triton Capital Partners (Frankfurt & Stockholm) and the Pacific Pensions Institute (San Francisco).

 

Mr. Brotchie’s private equity career started in 1986 when he joined Baring Private Equity Partners in Germany. As a Senior Partner, he was responsible for starting Baring Private Equity’s businesses first in Germany (1986 to 1995) and Asia (1995 to 2000) based in Singapore. After 18 years with the firm, he retired in March 2004 as Chief Executive Officer of the Baring Private Equity Partners Group and Member of the Asset Management Executive Council of the ING Group.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree, with honors from Brunel University and is a Chartered Engineer. He is a winner of the Society of British Aerospace Companies John de Havilland Award and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Fersen Lambranho

Vice Chairman of the Board, London, UK. Chairman of GP Investments Ltd and member of the Investment Committee of GP Advisors (Bermuda) Ltd. More than 20 years of experience as a manager and board member in various companies in the financial, mining, real estate and retail industries.

Fersen Lamas Lambranho, born in 1961, Brazilian and Portuguese citizen, executive member. Mr. Lambranho is Chairman of GP Investments Ltd and a member of the Investment Committee of GP Advisors (Bermuda) Ltd. He joined GP Investments in 1998 and became a Managing Director in 1999. Prior to joining GP, Mr. Lambranho was CEO of Lojas Americanas, where he worked for 12 years and was a board member from 1998 to 2003.

 

Currently, he is Chairman of the Board of Centauro. He has served as Chairman of the Boards of Oi, Contax, Gafisa and ABC Supermercados. Mr. Lambranho serves on the boards of Centauro, BHG, BRZ Investimentos and GP Advisors. He previously served on the boards of BRMalls, San Antonio, Estácio, Allis, Tele Norte Leste Participações, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações, Playcenter, Shoptime, Farmasa, BR Properties and Americanas.com. He is a board member of several non-profit entities, such as Fundação Bienal de São Paulo e COPPEAD-UFRJ.

 

Mr. Lambranho holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and a M.Sc Degree in Business Administration from COPPEAD-UFRJ. He also completed the Owner President Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Lambranho joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2015.

Alvaro Lopes da Silva Neto

Member of the Board, United States. Mr. Lopes is the Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of GP Investments. He serves also as a member of the board of directors of GP Investments, GP Advisors, BRZ Investimentos and Par Corretora.

 

Mr. Lopes previously served as member of the board of directors of Spice Private Equity AG, as CFO of Genesis Investments and as an advisor to Bac Florida Bank. He was also the CEO of Mercure Investments, senior vice-president of Prudential / Wachovia Securities and CEO, COO and EVP of Banco Bozano, Simonsen SA and its affiliates.

 

Mr. Lopes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Faculdade de Ciências Políticas e Econômicas do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from COPPEAD-UFRJ.

Christopher Wright

Member of the Board, United States. Mr. Wright is the Chairman of EMAlternatives LLC in Washington DC, an asset management firm and of its former affiliate in China (Yimei Capital Management) and sits on the board of Merifin Capital Group, a private European investment firm.

 

Until mid-2003 Mr. Wright served as Head of Global Private Equity for Desdner Kleinwort Capital and was also Group Board Member of Dresdner Kleinwort working in New York, London and Frankfurt with overall responsibility for alternative assets in developed and emerging markets.

 

Mr. Wright remains a co-founding board member of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE, S&P 500 software, healthcare and industrial technology company).

 

He is a non-executive director of Yatra Capital Ltd (EuroNext listed Indian property investment company) and has previously served on the boards of other listed investment companies in the UK. He is non-executive Chairman of the management company of The Fine Art Fund Group in London.

 

Mr. Wright was educated (M.A.) at Oxford University. He is Foundation Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford and serves on various sub-committees of its Governing Body, including the investment committee of its endowment fund. He holds a Certified Diploma on Accounting and Finance from the ACCA.

David Emery

Member of the Board, Singapore. Founder and CEO of Reciprocus International PTE Ltd, a globally active M&A advisory boutique. Formerly on the management team of Dun & Bradstreet, with responsibility for the Asia Pacific region, business development, and mergers & acquisitions.

 

David Justinus Emery, born in 1962, Swiss citizen, executive member. Mr. Emery is the Founder and Chairman of Reciprocus International Pte Ltd, a global M&A advisory boutique based in Singapore. Prior to setting up his own firm in October 2011, he was with Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) for over 16 years, lastly as a member of the Group’s Executive Board (GLT), President of Asia Pacific and Head of International Business Development and M&A.

 

David serves today as an Advisor to several organizations and government agencies and sits on several boards. He is also an entrepreneur in his own right, mainly as an early stage investor. He holds a Swiss Federal Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and General Management. Mr. Emery joined the Company’s Board of Directors in June 2013.