Senior Management Appointment

Qbera Capital LLP is delighted to announce that Charlie Laughton-Scott, has been appointed as Chairman of the Company, with effect from 1st November 2018.

Jean-Francois Lambert, who has helped guide Qbera Capital since inception as Chairman, shall now become a Non-Executive board member to the Company and will continue to remain as a key Strategic Advisor. This move comes due to Jean-Francois’ wider business commitments.

Commenting on Charlie Laughton-Scott’s appointment & Jean-Francois Lambert’s move, Qbera Capital’s CEO and Founder Ali Shafqat said:

“As the founding Chairman of the group, Jean-Francois’ contribution has been key in helping us build our business into the fast-growing Asset Manager & Advisory Business that it is today. We have been immensely lucky to have been chaired by Jean-Francois for the past year and we look forward to continuing to benefit from his counsel & experience over the coming years as a key advisor.

We carried out a thorough and independent appointment process and given Charlies extensive experience across geographies and asset classes we felt he was best placed to help Qbera take the next step in our growth. Charlie brings a wealth of sector and financial experience, having held senior positions at leading UK and international banks. We look forward to what we know will be Charlie's significant contribution to our future."

Charlie Laughton-Scott said:

"I am delighted to be appointed as Qbera’s Chairman. This year has seen Qbera experience rapid growth and reach the strategic milestone of launching their first fund. It is an exciting time for Qbera as it continues to evolve as an Asset Manager & Advisory business and I look forward to supporting Ali and the team in my new role."

Jean-Francois said:

"I have had a wonderful time as chairman at Qbera helping to build out the team & the franchise. I look forward to continuing to work with the team to help continue that momentum and am pleased to be handing over the Chair to Charlie, who has immense capabilities, skills and experience to help take the business forward."

Charlie Laughton-Scott’s prior experience includes:

  • Chairman of Hartland Shipping (continuing appointment)

  • Senior Advisor to the Management and CEO of HSBC

  • Global Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking at HSBC

For more details or any enquiries, please contact:

Amitji Odedra Head of Investor Relations – Qbera Capital LLP

Qbera Capital LLP, Holland House, 1-4 Bury St, London, EC3A 5AW

Email: Tel: +44 (0) 203 7466 263