Founders & Advisers

Jamie Reuben

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

James Reuben currently sits as Chairman of Reuben Brothers Resources, the natural resource and energy platform of Reuben Brothers Group. His commercial experience ranges from real estate developments, coordinating the regeneration of a large area of central London (Shepherds Market), the build-out and operations of Oxford airport to the expansion of Global Switch, a leading global data center. 

He sits on many company boards including Metro Bank, 5 Hertford Street, as well as the Arena Racing Company, which holds 40% of the UK racing fixtures and courses such as Royal Windsor and Doncaster.

Andrew Danenza

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Andrew Danenza has spent the last eight years investing in emerging and frontier markets. Early on, he was the lead investor and driving force behind a consortium focused on developing telecoms, property and infrastructure projects in South East Asia. The launch of Draper Capital broadened this scope to include other Asian markets. 

In partnership with a large family office, Andrew built up and consolidated a considerable portfolio of commercial real estate focused primarily on office buildings in Western Europe.

 

 

David Reuben

Chairman

David Reuben is a well-known international investor, industrialist and philanthropist. David and his brother, Simon, were at one time the biggest foreign investors in the former Soviet Union and their company, Trans World Group, controlled 5% of the world's aluminium output. 

Today, their business revolves around Real Estate, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Well known for their charitable contributions, they established the Reuben Foundation with an endowment of $100million

Michael Fischer

Chairman

Michael Fischer is a professional mining engineer with more than 30 years of mine management experience, covering gold and base metals in South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Chile and Kyrgyzstan. In his previous post, he served as President of the Kumtor Gold Company, a multi-million oz. gold mine with more than 5,000 employees.
At Kumtor Michael was instrumental in the re-capitalisation of the mine with capital expenditure of 1 billion dollars over 3 years resulting in quantum increases in production from 280,000 tonnes to 600,000 tonnes per day, the extension of the life of mine from 2012 to 2026, and increasing mill throughput to 17,000 tonnes per day.

 

 

Carl Esprey

Financial Advisor

Carl Esprey has built an impressive career in the natural resource investment and development sector. After beginning his career at Deloitte in Johannesburg in 2001, Mr Esprey moved to BHP Billiton in 2004 as an analyst focussed on mergers and acquisitions. 
After four years at BHP Billiton, Carl used his expertise in the resource industry to move into equity investment and joined GLG Partners in London in 2008, where he focused on natural resources investments. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.