Rob has a 1st Class Hons Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London. He started his professional career with Bain & Co strategy consultants and in 1990 made a bold career move to take part in a United Nations mission to Poland to lead the restructuring and privatisation of state owned enterprises.
In 1991, he joined fellow-advisors from the UN mission in establishing CAL, an advisory firm providing consulting, restructuring and “baby” investment banking services. In 1994, he then co-founded Poland Partners, the first all-privately-funded VC start-up in Central Europe.
Rob subsequently co-founded and now chairs Global PE- www.Global-PE.com – an alliance of top-notch mid-market private equity firms from the major developed and developing markets worldwide.