Tomas Mateos Werner
Chairman of the Board
Sir Tony, a UK Member of Parliament for 30 years, also served as Minister of State for eight years in the governments of both John Major and Margaret Thatcher. He was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2012.
He has been the Second Church Estates Commissioner since 2010 and an ex-officio member of the Church of England's General Synod.
Sir Tony is a practising Barrister, Head of a Commercial Set of Chambers in the Temple, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the International Bar Association.
From 1990 through to 1997 Sir Tony was Minister, first with Margaret Thatcher and then in John Major's government.
Amongst others in 1975 he was awarded the Robert Schumann Silver Medal for contribution to European politics; from 2001 to 2005 he chaired the Commons Select Committee on International Development; from 1997 to 2005 he served as Governor of the Commonwealth Institute; from 2005 to 2011 he served as Member of the Council of Chatham House.
Sir Tony holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Development and a Bachelor of Law Degree, both from the University of Sussex. He was a visiting Parliamentary Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford.
Sarosh Zaiwalla founded Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors London in 1982, and remains as Senior Partner overseeing the firm's activities. Sarosh is a former member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris (1990 – 2002).
Over the years, he has been involved in over 1000 International Energy, Maritime and Construction Arbitrations either as a solicitor, counsel, party- appointed Arbitrator or sole Arbitrator.
Sarosh has acted for clients ranging from the President of India, the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the Bachchan and Gandhi families in India.
In 1998, Sarosh was made a Freeman of The City of London by the Lord Mayor of The City of London. In October 2002, he was awarded with India's Annual National Law Day 2002 by the Indian Prime Minister for his outstanding contribution to the field of International Arbitration Law. In June 2008, he was appointed an Arbitrator to the Panel of Arbitrators by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. He is also a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) mediator.
Chairman of the Board
He has been a member of the Kazakhstan Kagazy Board of Directors since November 2009. On 5 April 2013 he was appointed as the CEO of Kazakhstan Kagazy JSC. On 30 May 2013 he was appointed as the Kagazy Recycling CEO. He is also a managing partner at Werner Capital company. Between 1992 and 2008 he held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynchl, HSBC in New York, Zurich, Frankfurt and London.
He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (USA) and London Business School (UK), a Master from the Hochschule St Gallen university (Switzerland) and has a degree in law from UIB (Spain).
Martin Quirke is currently the Country General Manager of Microsoft Kazakhstan. Previously he has been appointed to several CEO and Board Director roles in Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, primarily in the Telecommunications sector.
Martin has held several board, executive and operational roles in the telecommunication industry for British Telecom, Cable & Wireless and Metromedia International, in CIS, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Eastern Russia and the Caribbean. He served as the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan from 2002 to 2006, and has served as President of Rotary Clubs in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Work experience: He has a wealth of executive and professional experience, having previously worked for over six years as Group CFO of X5 Retail Group N.V., Russia’s largest retail chain. While in this position he was awarded ‘Best Retail CFO’ by the Russian Management Association for five consecutive years. Mr Podolskiy has also held senior executive positions at companies including AT Kearney and Bankers Trust in New York, Ford Motors in Germany and Euroset in Russia.Education: He has an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Chairperson of the Remuneration Committee
Work experience: Denise has over 20 years of global managerial and investment experience. She has invested in and managed businesses in the US, India, Africa, Malaysia and Latin America. Her work involves complex multinational transactions and joint ventures.
Ten years ago, Denise founded Terranova Capital, which focuses on providing diverse solutions for clients in emerging markets.Prior to founding Terra Nova Denise was a portfolio manager at Acumen Fund, where she was responsible for developing and executing an international strategy for healthcare investments.
Denise's managerial experience also includes acting as the CEO of VRex, an advanced imaging hardware and software company, along with running the marketing and technical teams of Biotrace, a diagnostics business which was purchased by 3M. Denise also previously managed external investments and Joint Ventures at Pfizer and worked with Merck in a senior marketing management position.
Education: Denise has a BA from Brown University in Business Economics, and a MS in Biologic Sciences and Biochemistry and MBA from Columbia University.
Charles Holloway read law at University College, Oxford. He qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and worked firstly at Allen & Overy and subsequently at Eversheds where he was a litigation partner specialising in commercial litigation and public inquiries.
Since leaving Eversheds, Charles has acted as an adviser and consultant to a wide range of businesses both in the public and the private sectors.
He was also a director of litigation support services company Millnet Limited from 2007 to 2014 and a consultant to PwC’s Forensic Team based in London for four years during that period.
He is married with four grown up children and six grandchildren and lives in Norfolk.