Robert Suss will serve as a director following the completion of this offering. Mr. Suss is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of UK Agricultural Finance, a specialist lender in the UK serving the agricultural community, as well as the founder of Global Tower Solutions, a privately held company based in the UK that focuses on delivering off-grid energy solutions in developing countries where the need for clean energy is growing. Mr. Suss also sits as a Non-Executive Director for Tagsmart, an art authentication tagging and certification company, and he served as a director for Pace-I.
Mr. Suss retired from his position as a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC where he spent 18 years building and turning around a number of businesses in their Investment Management Division. His last role was as Head of Private Wealth Management in London from 2012 to 2015, where his responsibilities included managing UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Scandinavia, South Africa, Turkey, Israel, NRI, and their Charities’ business and developing growth strategies. Prior to this, Mr. Suss was the Head of UK andIreland Private Wealth Management from 2008 to 2012, when his unit received the prestigious Euromoney peer-voted award for Ultra High Net Worth Services for three consecutive years (2009 to 2011). From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Suss served as the Head of Wealth Management Solutions.
Mr. Suss is deeply involved with a number of philanthropic organizations, serving as a trustee of the Royal Academy of the Arts as well as chair of both its patron committee and its schools’ annual auction and dinner. Mr. Suss also sits on the advisory board of Global Angels and is a trustee of J.K. Rowling’s endeavor Lumos—both charity organizations that work to aid and empower disadvantaged children. He is also a trustee of The Garden Bridge Trust. Mr. Suss received the accolade of being one of GQ’s best Connected People in the UK in 2014 and 2016. Mr. Suss graduated from the University of Leeds with a Joint Honours in Economics and Management. Mr. Suss is well-qualified to serve as a director because of his significant directorship experience, his broad experience in the finance sector and his previous role as a director of Pace-I.