Giuseppe Ciardi

Non Executive Board Member

Giuseppe Ciardi began his career in 1981 as an Associate with the fixed income group of Morgan Stanley. Since 1985, he was the Founding Partner of the Capital Markets Group at Lazard Brothers & Co., London, where he co-managed proprietary capital for the firm. Since 1990, he was a Partner of Banque Nationale de Paris Investment Group London, where he managed BNP’s proprietary investment capital. In 1992, Giusepp Ciardi began the London investment arm of Cominvest UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Cirio. In 1993, he undertook the management buyout that created Park Place Capital. He serves as a Member of Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. He served as a Director of Mission Capital PLC since November 15, 2005. Mr. Ciardi is a Member of the President’s Circle of Tufts University and a sponsor of the Columbia Business School Pan-European Reunion. He is a benefactor and a development patron of Sussex House School, London, and an active Member of the Young President’ Organization. He has appeared on CNN’s World Business Today and is a regular guest speaker at conferences and seminars worldwide. He is an active supporter of the independent asset management industry and an official investor and supporter of the EASDAQ stock exchange. He holds Civil Engineering Degree from University of Rome and MBA from Columbia University, New York.