Jakob is currently chairman of BRL and a Swedish national with some 38 years of investment banking experience. Began his career with Samuel Montagu & Co Ltd (now HSBC Investment Banking) in 1982 to the end of 1985. In 1983 he founded Fil à Fil Ltd, a shirt retail business, of which he was Managing Director through to 1987 when the business was sold to Next plc. From September 1987 to 1999 he worked at Kleinwort Benson where he held several senior positions including Managing Director and Head of the Nordic Corporate Finance as well as Natural Resources & Forestry Sector. In 1999 he became a Director/ shareholder/co-founder of NewMedia Investors Ltd/ Spark Ventures plc. In September 1999 he co-founded and was CEO of EO plc, an online share distribution platform.
He was also a co-founder of AllIPO plc. In November 2002 he founded Libertas Capital and was Executive Chairman of Libertas Capital Group plc from 2003 to 2009 and was until August 2011 the Senior Partner of Libertas Partners LLP. In 2011, he founded Noble Tree Property Asset Management Ltd which is now owned 100% by Noble Tree Foundation Limited (a UK registered charity focusing on housing for vulnerable people of which he is the co-founder, CEO and a trustee. Since July 2012 he is the chairman of Boustead Agriculture Ltd. Since December 2013 he is a Senior Adviser to European American Capital, a FCA regulated firm, and chairman of Boustead & Co Ltd. He has completed over $60 bn of a wide range of corporate finance transactions of which $6bn have been in the renewable energy sector. He holds a Certified Diploma in Accountancy and Finance (C.Dip.A.F.), is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (M.C.S.I.) and has a B.Sc (Econ) from University College London
Josh is a director of BRL providing Principal and Consulting services in the global renewable energy sector. Josh holds a degree in Building Economics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and a diploma in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Strathclyde. He started his career with the Capita group as a consultant in the Public Sector outsourcing sector during major PFI and PPP infrastructure initiatives in the UK. In June 2007 he co-founded Acclaro Consulting Limited, together with Acclaro Advisory a global Executive Search and Selection agency in the Renewable Energy, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility talent markets. By 2012, Sital had utilised the Acclaro relationship network and his infrastructure track record to provide introductory services to funders and developers in the renewable energy sector.
He was a board advisor to Organic Power International SL, a Spanish company which provides project management services to renewable energy developers as well as developing its own projects and a board advisor to Alpin Sun GmbH, a global renewable energy company headquartered in Germany.
Justin is a chartered accountant with over 30 years professional experience in financial services, renewable energy, and infrastructure. Having trained in London, he spent 3 years in Hong Kong with KPMG on a range of clients from manufacturing, property development, and agriculture through to banking and corporate finance. This included audit, M&A, and restructuring.
On his return to London Justin joined Barclays Bank, initially at group level in the finance team, but then moved to the newly established private client team, and was instrumental in helping establish Barclays Private Bank, where he became Finance Director. After several years at Barclays, Justin went to ABN AMRO, where he was UK Chief Financial Officer, responsible for financial oversight of all global investment banking businesses. This was followed by a move to Alliance Bernstein (“AB”), an asset manager headquartered in New York and listed on the NYSE. AB had approximately $800 billion of assets under management. Justin was European CFO, based in London with teams in London and Luxembourg. The European operations had AUM of approx. $120 billion. For the last 7 years, he has run his own company engaged in financing renewable energy and infrastructure projects and was involved in selling 1GW of solar energy projects in the USA in 2019 working as CFO for Alpin Sun.
Graham is a corporate finance specialist with worldwide experience and a focus on natural resources. He holds an MA in mathematics from Oxford University and a PhD also in mathematics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He worked at BP plc’s corporate finance and corporate planning divisions, and later was Director of Corporate Finance at Chase Manhattan Bank and Managing Director at Banque Indosuez.
Subsequently he has focused on investments in the oil, gas and mining and, in more recent years, in renewables and alternative energy industries worldwide.
In 2018, he formed Solar Mountain Resource LLC with Steve Veal. He is also a director of Rocky Mountain Resources Limited, Gower Oil and Gas Limited, G-Gas Energy Limited and San Sum Oil and Gas.