Board of Directors

Guido Contesso, Executive Chairman 

Guido has over 25 year’s financial experience in Banking and Asset Management having started his career as a dealer in the Milan Stock Exchange in 1992. He then went on to become a Portfolio manager in Rominvest Luxembourg Fund, then working as a trader at Capitalia (now Unicredit Bank) Capital Markets. He has spent the last 15 years in London in charge of origination, distribution and product design for investments for UBS AG, Barclays Bank and Deutsche Bank.  Currently Guido is the Founder and Managing Partner of EBW (East Bridge West) Capital UK, an FCA (AR) regulated UK advisory company. Here Mr Contesso is focused on business development of Fund solutions and Private Equity business for institutional investors.


Nilesh Jagatia, Chief Financial Officer
Nilesh Jagatia currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Limitless Earth Plc and also currently holds Chief Financial Officer positions with AIM quoted Inspirit Energy Holdings plc (INSP) ( Engineering and renewable energy)  and Octagonal Ltd, a Financial Services company based in the UK and Hong Kong. Nilesh has been involved with several IPO’s and was previously Group Finance Director of several AIM traded companies in the following sectors : Fintech, leisure, media and entertainment. Nilesh has over 25 years’ experience, including senior financial roles in divisions of both Universal Music Group and Sanctuary Group plc. He served as a Finance Director for an independent record label that expanded in to the US. Nilesh is a qualified accountant and holds a degree in finance.

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Peter Jay, Executive Director 

Peter Jay , brings with him over 40 years of experience as a solicitor specialised in corporate work and, in particular, in public market matters and his experience also includes mergers and acquisitions and management buy-outs. Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1970 and was a partner in Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett and then, later, in Stein Swede Jay & Bibring. From 1998 to 2002, he was the Senior Partner of Finers Stephens Innocent moving to Beachcroft LLP in 2003 as a corporate finance partner until he resigned from the firm in 2007. He was a consultant to Beachcroft LLP for the following 2 years. Peter Jay continues to advise companies on corporate finance matters and he has held a number of directorships with both private and public companies.

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Daniele Penna, Non-Executive Director 

Daniele is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the capital market sector. He spent 12 years in major investment banks (Credit Suisse and Barclays Capital) working on a wide range of structured finance transactions, Debt Capital Market and listed business solutions across EMEA. Daniele started his career as a lawyer in Italy in 1996 at the Attorney General Office of Italy before joining Clifford Chance law firm where he assisted for 4 years major financial institutions on complex structured finance transactions as well as providing regulatory advice on a broad range of listed and OTC structured products. Currently Daniele is Partner and General Counsel of EBW (East Bridge West) Capital UK, an FCA (AR) regulated UK advisory company active in the Fund solutions and Private Equity business space. Daniele holds a Law degree summa cum laude from La Sapienza University of Rome and he is an Italian qualified barrister.