Our team is constituted of finance and legal professionals who are equipped with relevant expertise and experience in the financial sector.
Dr Alexander Shaw
Dr Alexander Shaw is a globally experienced investment professional with over 15 years’ experience in the mining sector. He has extensive experience particularly in diamonds, ferrous, base and precious metals and has held senior roles at ITM Angola, African Minerals, First Quantum Minerals and Wood Mackenzie. Dr. Shaw is a director of Blackstone Natural Resources and Chief Geologist at Canyon Resources who are developing the world class Minim Martap Ngaoundal bauxite deposit in Cameroon. His professional memberships include: Australian Institute of Geoscientists, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Geological Society of London (Fellow) and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Dr. Shaw obtained his BSc. (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, UK.
The Alliance was founded by Anthony. C. Campbell. His banking experience at RBS, UBS and Barclays Capital provided solid exposure to the benefits of inter-institutional networking as well as the mechanics of vanilla and exotic investment products including bonds, structured derivatives, hybrid funding mechanisms and syndicated loans
Werbayne McIntyre is an OBE (Officer of the order of the British Empire) a title awarded by the Queen of England for his outstanding services to the UK. Also a B.A. and entrepreneur with an up to date understanding of the practical issues of funding in Sub Saharan Africa. He is a Director of the Frontier Alliance who travels extensively in Africa advising governments on IT for Education and introducing the financial opportunities that the company can offer.
Advisor To Board
Gavin Serkin has been a prominent writer, broadcaster and commentator on developing countries for over two decades. His book, Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow – an investment travelogue across 10 countries – was acclaimed as a “must read” by the Financial Times. Serkin’s leadership of Bloomberg’s credit markets coverage and his focus on the derivatives that triggered the global financial crisis won him the Society of American Business Editors & Writers’ Best in Business Award and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club Award.
Subsequently creating and leading Bloomberg’s emerging markets team, Serkin founded Frontier Funds Media & Intelligence in 2015 to help increase understanding of the opportunities and the challenges in developing countries through his own writing, and through constant and proactive dialogue with journalists, investors and leaders. His recent interviews include the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the BBC and the London Press Club.
Serkin regularly organizes and chairs key global forums, including the recent African Agri Investment Indaba, Bloomberg Frontier Forum and SuperReturn Asia and Africa conferences. Serkin has advised Singapore’s President, Prime Minister and sovereign wealth fund; emerging market firms including Exotix Capital and country risk consultancy, The PRS Group; and impact investment leaders including LeapFrog Investments, one of five companies listed by Fortune magazine as changing the world for the better.