Advisory Board

Name Location
Paul Baines London
Ernst Behrens Beijing
Neil Benedict New York
John Botts London
Sir Stephen Brown,KCVO London
Sir Anthony Galsworthy,KCMG London
GE Su Beijing
Hu Yan Beijing
Rudi Lamprecht Munich
Thomas Putter Munich
Adam Williams Beijing
Malcolm Williams London
XU Bin Beijing

John Botts


John Botts is a non executive director of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Songbird Estates plc, a Senior Advisor to Corsair Capital LLC, and non-executive director/chairman of several privately owned companies. John was Chairman of UBM plc from 2007 to 2012.
John started his career with Citibank, working in New York, Johannesburg, Montreal, Brussels and Casablanca before moving to London where he became chief executive officer and subsequently chairman of Citicorp’s investment banking activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa, including CVC. In 1988 he founded his own investment banking and private equity firm, Botts & Company. He has a BA from Williams College, Massachusetts.

John is based in London and is a Trustee of the Tate Foundation, Chairman of the Glyndebourne Arts Trust, Member of the US Council on Foreign Relations and a Trustee of Carnegie Institution.  In 2003 he was awarded an Honorary CBE in recognition of his contribution to the arts in the UK.