Four new Corporate Investment Advisory Directors appointed

7 Jul 2014

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announced the appointment of four new Corporate Investment Advisory Directors. Investcorp’s Advisory Directors in Europe provide senior external counsel to Investcorp, helping to assess potential investment opportunities and supporting portfolio company management, and are comprised of distinguished corporate executives who are highly successful in their respective fields.   

The four new Advisory Directors are:

Brendan Harris
Brendan Harris is currently the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Froosh AB, the market leader in the fast-growing Scandinavian market for fruit smoothies. He began his career as a consumer marketer with Unilever and has had an extensive career across Europe, the USA and Africa, primarily in the non-alcoholic beverage industry.

Joan Julià Dinarès
Joan Julià Dinarès has 25 years of top level executive experience in different industries with a global exposure. Joan has been a Managing Partner at S&E Partners since 2006 and is a Board Member for several companies as well as CEO for Parkare.

Guy Leymarie
Guy Leymarie is the founder of AnimA Associates, based in Tokyo. Prior to this, Guy served as CEO of De Beers Diamond Jewellers and Cartier International. He also serves as a Director of Georg Jensen.

Philip Walters MBE
Philip Walters MBE is currently Chairman of the GL Education Group and Chair of the independent educational publisher, Rising Stars. He is also a non-executive Director of Encyclopedia Britannica (London), of Nelson Croom, the leading supplier of online training and assessment for UK professional bodies, Scottish Book Source, the leading book distributor for Scottish publishers, and CABI, a not-for-profit international organization that improves lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment.

Hazem Ben-Gacem, Head of Investcorp’s European Corporate Investment team, said: “We are delighted to welcome such an esteemed group of new Advisory Directors. Their collective knowledge and experience will be invaluable to Investcorp, as we continue to seek to identify and execute a steady flow of attractive investment opportunities and actively support our portfolio company management teams to build world-class businesses.”  

Full biographies and further information about Investcorp’s Advisory Directors is available to view at: