The Management Team
The company is managed by a seasoned board of directors and supported by its advisory board whose members cover all aspects of the Company’s business plan.
- Csaba de Csiky - Chairman
- Stephen Clifford BA (Hons) FCCA - Group CFO, Director
- Dr. Steven Derrick Fawkes - Director Non-Exec.
- Margareta Pagano Yadi - Director Non-Exec.
- Murray Leighton-Bailey - Director Non-Exec.
- Jimmy Tong Sam - Director Non-Exec.
Csaba is the Senior Partner of Csiky & Co. Limited, a UK based sustainability focused investment banking boutique, and sits on the boards of various companies, amongst them he holds the Chairmanship of EnerSaveCapital Sarl. Previously he was on the Board of Directors at Creditanstalt Securities and is a founding member of the Budapest Stock Exchange. After studying Economics and Business Administration at the American College of Switzerland and later Barcelona, he started his professional career at Merrill Lynch A.G. before joining Prudential-Bache Inc. as Senior Vice President. Csaba is bi-lingual in German and Hungarian, fluent in French and English, and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
Stephen is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is an experienced Finance Director and Company Secretary having undertaken a number of roles for private and public companies with a broad range of international activities, some of whom are publicly listed. He has extensive experience working with start up / early stage companies and preparing them for listing on stock exchanges. In 2000 he founded Clifford & Co, an accountancy and company secretarial practice, which he continues to oversee.
Dr. Steve Fawkes is an internationally recognized expert on energy efficiency with over 30 years experience including delivering large energy management programmes, co-founding energy service companies, implementing innovative energy services deals, and advising governments. His current roles include: Managing Partner of EnergyPro Ltd, Senior Adviser to the Investor Confidence Project and member of the Investment Committee of the London Energy Efficiency Fund. He has published extensively on energy efficiency including more than 250 papers and articles, three books and a regular blog.
Margareta Pagano is a business journalist who writes for national newspapers including the Times, the Daily Mail and the Financial News. She was business editor of the Independent on Sunday for many years and a founding editor of the specialist online City newspaper, the Financial News. A regular broadcaster on TV and radio, she also advises PR companies on media strategy. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Respublica, the leading think-tank.
Murray has focused his career on retail financial services for over 30 years, specializing in Credit Risk Management. Has acted as a Chief Risk Officer on a number of occasions, most significantly at GE Capital Bank. He has worked with many specialist lenders in implementing credit scorecards and appropriate underwriting policies. His recent roles include Head of Credit Risk at Amigo Loans (2012- 2013), Risk Director at ZOPA (2007 - 2011) and Credit Risk Specialist for Pollen Street Capital (2014 - 2016).
Jimmy Tong Sam is a Fellow Chartered Accountant in UK and Luxembourg with over 20 years’ experience in auditing and accounting. Having worked for Arthur Andersen in Bristol, UK and KPMG in Luxembourg, Jimmy is the founding partner of Mayfair Trust SARL, an audit and accounting boutique firm focusing on delivering hands on value added services to its clients. His experience includes downstream petroleum, old people’s home, real estate projects, fund raising and in the mining industry.