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Members of the board


robert-jenkinsuk_button_smallRobert Jenkins

Robert Jenkins an Investor from the Beer Group. Robert Jenkins has a degree in Chemistry from Birmingham University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He joined Coopers & Lybrand Associates in 1977 where he spent five years as a management consultant in the Corporate Studies Group in London and Toronto.

He spent a year with Rank Travel in product development before joining the Prudential as an associate director of its venture capital group. In 1985 he was a founder partner of Phildrew Ventures and went on to raise five private equity funds before the Phildrew business was acquired by UBS. He is currently a director of Bridgepoint and manages a number of their European private equity investments.


richard-thomasuk_button_smallRichard Thomas

Mr Thomas is CEO of Binary Investments Ltd, a venture capital company based in Ireland. Binary was one of the early investors in ASL

Richard has an extremely successful track record in developing small/medium sized businesses into profitable companies. A graduate Geologist he soon discovered his strength in sales and marketing. He worked for and then co-owned a series of international media and publishing companies. He founded and controlled Century House Information, a global publishing group, before selling it to a public company in 1996. Since then he has been active both as an individual and corporately in advising and investing in a large number of business ventures in Europe and the U.S.A. covering a broad spectrum of activities.


serge_rolle switzerland_button_smallSerge Rolle

S erge Rolle is the CEO of the Swiss Textile Testing Institute located in Zurich with subsidies in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He has a degree in Marketing and an EMBA from the University of Zurich.  Serge Rolle joined Testex in 2001 to leverage his vast experience in doing business in Asia and has placed great emphasis on further expanding the business.

Before joining Testex he spent 12 years with Huber + Suhner, a leading global supplier of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity.  First as CEO of a subsidiery manufacturing key tecknological products for the textile industry and later as Vice President and Head of a Business Unit in the group headquarter. 


canada_button_smallHubert Lippehubert_lippe

Owner and president of the Lippe Group of companies that are involved in the bicycles, toys and investment business. The group manufactures bicycles in China and Taiwan for the world markets under private labels for retailers and distributors with offices and manufacturing facilities in each country.  The Lippe Group also represents as sales agent toys companies from Hong Kong, USA and Canada for the Canadian market.  Hubert has Real Estate investments in Canada and USA and has a large and diverse investment portfolio in technology and lifescience companies.