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President & Co-Founder
Chief Operating Officer
Country Director, Romania
Country Director, Thailand
Country Director, the Netherlands
Tom Hewitt MBE
Country Director, South Africa
Country Director, Peru
Country Director, Vietnam
Country Director, Uganda
Board of Directors
President & Co-Founder, Not For Sale
Founder and Managing Partner, Lion Capital
Lyndon Lea is an English financier and investor. Lyndon founded the investment firm, Lion Capital, which specializes in making control investments in the consumer sector. Lion Capital owns or has owned brands such as Hema, Ad Van Geloven, Weetabix, Orangina, Jimmy Choo, AllSaints, Kettle, Wagamama and Picard amongst others. Lion has in excess of $6 billion under management. Prior to founding Lion Capital, Lyndon was a Partner of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst where he co-founded its European operations in 1998. Before that, Lyndon served at Glenisla, the European affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He was previously an investment banker with Schroders in London and Goldman Sachs in New York. Lyndon received his BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Alongside NFS, Lyndon has also supported a number of other charitable causes including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Heal the Ocean. Many of the companies which Lyndon controls also have substantial charitable involvement. For example, Jimmy Choo was under his ownership when they collaborated with the Elton John Aids Foundation on the “Four Inches” project in 2005.
Managing Partner, Latham & Watkins, San Francisco
Ms. Silverman advises a variety of clients, from young to enterprise-sized, on their most strategic and complex transactions and internal competition issues. Her work focuses on obtaining merger control clearances in the US and globally, as well as cartel defense and commercial pricing and distribution issues. Ms. Silverman works closely with both corporate and litigation partners, displaying her extensive experience in the high technology, biotechnology, consumer products, entertainment, media, health care and retail industries.
Before joining Latham, Ms. Silverman worked at the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, and in the Foreign Commerce Section. In 1993, she returned to private practice, and to the Bay Area in 1996.
Managing Member, Future Partners
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