Meet The BwB Team

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Angus Forbes

Chairman / Board

Angus worked in the City for 20 years, at James Capel, Smith New Court / Merrill Lynch and GLG Partnersrespectively. After leaving GLG he became the first Director of the Prince's Rainforest Project.

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William Watts

Managing Director

William had a long career in traditional money and bond markets in the UK, US and European Rabobank. He became Head of Solar Lending then took a placement in Rwanda for Rabo Development as a special advisor for Banque Populaire du Rwanda.

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Flona Melrose

Managing Director

Fiona spent over 20 years in equity research analysing financial services and heading up bank equity research teams. She then moved into strategic roles at banks and was head of strategy for UBS Investment Bank.

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Sarah Powell

Executive Director

Sarah is a finance industry supervisory analyst and editor, with an extensive knowledge of compliance in global equities research.

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Julien Roques

Executive Director

Julien worked at Santander as vice president in their investment banking division based in Paris.

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Jade Bouhmouch

Vice President

JJade helps set financial and business strategy at Google UK. He was previously a senior analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in San Francisco.

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Emre Eren

Analyst

Emra previously worked with PwC in corporate finance department, Insurance broker at ESL insurance, Head of marketing at Smart Accident Claims, Sales role in Barcelona.

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Rupesh Madlani

CEO / Board

Rupesh spent a decade at Lehman Brothers and Barclays in equity research in sustainability and clean technology, ranking first in the Institutional Investor survey.

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Arindam Basu

Managing Director

Arindam is a seasoned financial analyst with over eight years of experience in Equity Research at Lehman Brothers and Barclays.

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Philip Mitchell

Managing Director

Philip is based in Stockholm and spent the past 5 years as a Global portfolio manager for the Swedish pension fund AP1.

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Alexander Wiese

Executive Director

Alexander is based in Zurich and has close to 15 years of experience in sales and structuring of cross asset solutions for institutional clients based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Marc-Alexander Pohl

Executive Director

Alexander is a Director in HSBC’s Client Network Banking team which helps large customers solve supply chain challenges using banking products and services.

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Yang Zhou

Vice President

Yang has over 12 years of professional experience in various advisory and asset management roles, including private equity fund management, investment banking, financial advisory, business compliance, and legal service.

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Chris Smith

Managing Director

Chris worked in the City of London for 15 years up to 2009 where his last role was Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered.

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Rufus Grantham

Managing Director

Rufus has close to 20+ years of experience in investment research and advisory. He is currently the Director / Owner at Blood & Sands Ltd.

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Andrew Hughes

Managing Director

Andrew worked in the City of London as a sell side analyst for 35 years, covering the Retail sector. He was latterly a MD and team head at UBS, and formerly worked at Nomura and Hoare Govett.

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Sonal Biyani

Executive Director

Sonal has over 12 years of experience in capital markets, fund raising (IPO, PE) and Mergers & Acquisitions in India. She has previously worked as an Investment Banker.

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Biraj Borkhataria

Executive Director

Biraj is Co-head European Energy Research at RBC Capital Markets. Biraj has spent a decade in equity research, the majority of which has been covering large integrated energy companies.

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Kailash Ligade

Vice President

Kailash has over 12 years of Equity Research and Investment Banking experience. He has worked with some of the leading sell-side and buy-side firms such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, Al Rajhi United, PE Plus Capital Advisors, India Bulls and India Infoline.

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