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Chairman & C.E.O
Prince Andrew Eweka has over 10 years’ experience playing in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry. He is the Co-founder of Yuuzoo Nigeria, an astute business man with various corporate interests and sits on the board of a number of companies. Andrew has been instrumental in bringing several global businesses into Nigeria and West Africa generally.
Head of Business Development
Sam Sivo is an experienced commodities professional with a background in commodities trading and global regulatory compliance, with a good understanding of front to back office processes covering both physical and financial markets, having a proactive approach to business analysis, stakeholder management and project management for global regulations, trade surveillance, implementations and process improvement of front office and regulatory solutions.
He also has worked within the ETRM / CTRM market and implemented multiple ETRM / CTRM and Risk systems for commodities such as: Crude, Refined Products, Natural Gas, LNG, Coal, Power, Freight, Renewables, Concentrates, Base Metals, Iron-Ore, Petrochemicals, Softs and Grains.
He has covered the below regulations:
- MAD / MAR
- MIFID II
- Dodd Frank
- CFTC Reporting
• Certified Agile & Prince2 Project Manager & SCRUM Master.
• Managed regulatory projects with global teams.
• Hands on experience with global regulations and writing guidelines and policies.
• Established relationships with regulator’s, exchanges, vendors and law firms.
• Leading business workshops and vendor selection process.
• Background as ex commodity trader for over 7 years.
Michael specialises in working with Family Offices, HNW and investors looking to grow their real estate interests through acquisition or disposal of assets >£5M but who lack the time or resources to focus exclusively on such transactions.
Having studied geology at University & then worked in exploration geology immediately thereafter, Michael also has a solid understanding of the upstream side of exploration geology (within the oil industry) and of the alluvial mining industry as well as the raising of debt and/or equity in these sectors.
Acting as an introducer, Michael is able to identify & assist collaborations between third parties in terms of joint ventures, identifying the need for equity, debt or simply complimentary knowledge/skills.
Over the past two years, he has personally been involved in raising £28M of equity, which when added to the senior debt has seen him help fund a portfolio of opportunities to the tune of nearly £100M.
Chief Marketing Officer
Roxane Baetslé has over 7 years’ experience in Marketing and Communication.
After graduation (Master in Marketing and Communication), she launched her carreer in Paris, where she worked for different media agencies. She also has a strong international background, after she moved to London, for developing strategic marketing insights and media tactics for Apple. This experience gave her a deep understanding of strategic thinking to all communication and marketing projects.
She has worked in politics in France with previous and present government in the areas of media and strategic planning.
Peter Petrou is one of our lawyers at 1st Man Global.
Peter commenced his legal career at leading US Law Firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP where he joined their Capital Markets department. Peter’s main practice involved advising on a wide range of equity, equity-linked and debt capital markets transactions, including IPO’s and Stock Market listings. He was involved in several multi-million and billion-dollar transactions for several blue chip clients.
Peter then moved to Trowers & Hamlins LLP, a law firm based in Central London, which is consistently ranked as one of the leading law firms in the Middle-East. During his time at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, Peter assisted his clients in Africa, Russia, India and the Middle-East on several real estate, corporate, project finance transactions and litigation.
In 2012, Peter launched Aspen Morris Solicitors and became one of the youngest Managing Partners of a Law Firm in the United Kingdom.
Peter advises both his domestic and international clients on Real Estate, Litigation, Employment, International Law and Corporate and Commercial matters.
Peter is an International Award Winning Lawyer who has been interviewed by leading publication, Forbes for his International Work and was described by Forbes as having "formidable high level political and business contacts throughout Europe, US, Middle-East and Africa and seen as the go to person when doing deals in Africa."