Dr. Clive Rankin
Executive Chairman

Clive Rankin has broad international experience as a CEO across a variety of industrial sectors and is now a business angel, adviser and non-executive director to small businesses. His experience encompasses senior roles in the packaging, plastics, engineering and chemical industries.

He has been based mainly in the UK with spells in Singapore and Germany, and with responsibility for businesses based in North America, Europe and Asia. Latterly he was Divisional Chairman of Laporte Fine Chemicals until its acquisition by Degussa when he became Vice President of Degussa Fine Chemicals.

In October 2008 Clive was appointed the UK’s nominated expert on Climate Change to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). He is a graduate of St. Andrews University where he obtained an Honours B.Sc. in Chemistry and a PhD for research into polymer behaviour.


Mr. Sanjay Puri
Director of Finance

Sanjay has over 20 years experience working in a variety of roles within the financial services industry. He is a fully qualified chartered accountant having started his career with KPMG, working predominantly in its corporate recovery team. He then moved to the Bank of Scotland and thereafter Fidelity Investments as a financial analyst within the asset management businesses.

Sanjay then moved to BNP Paribas specialising in corporate funding, equities and equity derivatives analysis. Since 2009 he has acted as Head of Finance for a number of SME’s where he has been responsible for all aspects of finance, operations, planning and analysis. He has considerable experience in leading, developing and implementing change across finance, operations and business. His current focus is primarily working with SME’s in matters of a strategic, financial and commercial nature.

Sanjay graduated in Economics from Manchester University and obtained an MBA (Distinction) from Warwick Business School.


Lancea LLP
Special Advisors

Lancea Partners is an independent investment banking firm based in London specialising in advising and raising capital for alternative asset fund managers, and providing traditional corporate finance advisory services for high growth commercial enterprises. We act on behalf of established and emerging alternative fund managers as well as public and private companies, particularly those operating in the Environmental and TMT sectors.

We provide senior commitment for a limited number of fund manager and corporate clients each year. Investors covered are the full range of financial institutions, family office, corporate and other sophisticated investors, including “high net worths”, predominantly based in the UK and Continental Europe but also selectively in North America, MENA, Asia and Australasia.