The growth of Dubai as a hub for tourism, trade and travel in the past 30 years was in no small part to projects overseen by John such as the launch of the Dubai World Cup and associated events.
After thirty years running the Dubai Office London; John relocated to Switzerland to take company directorship for several private equity ventures involved in Telecommunications, Insurance and Gaming. Now based in London once again; John retains a valuable network of investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders who share his passion for innovation and sustainability.
Mr Mandal has featured in Asian Legal Business Magazine’s Hot 100 Lawyers of Asia and amongst the 40 International Star Lawyers graded by The Lawyer magazine UK. Has been awarded by the Rt Hon’ble Lord Phillips President of the Supreme Court of the UK for his Professional Excellence and for providing quality legal service with creativity and innovation in the UK. Was nominated by a top magazine in India amongst the top 50 lawyers of India.
Originally based in Kolkata, in 1989, he started to practice at the Honourable Supreme Court in Delhi. Under his leadership Fox Mandal have won numerous awards by International Journals for Corporate, Constitutional, Dispute Resolution and Acquisition work.
Som Mandal is devoting himself to serving the people of Bengal. He has been actively involved in corporate social activities (CSR) by providing free legal aid to the economically weak and other contributions. The first step of which has been taken by instituting “Friends of Bengal”, an organisation to promote and encourage all those who have connections with Bengal from around the world to develop Bengal into one of the finest states of India. Som has strong connections with the business community and political personalities inside and outside the country and Friends of Bengal will help in harnessing the intellectual and economic potential of people who would want to contribute towards the development of Bengal.
Mr Mandal is well known for his legal acumen and his affiliations with legal bodies. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Delhi High Court Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Bar Association (International Section) Union des Advocats, Inter Pacific Bar Association etc.
Senior Management Team
Peter has 30+ years of delivering sustained results and effective change for companies across a wide range of industries. His most recent experience is leading cross-functional teams in India remotely from his base in the North West of England using his extensive experience in Agile Project Management Philosophy.
He was the Technical Lead for LBG, leading a group of Solution Architects, Subject Matter Experts, Analysts and Designers, operating on the Bank’s Group Data Warehouse, which accounts for 45% of the IT programs run on the bank’s mainframe computer systems. This equates to approximately 22k jobs per day/600k jobs per month, growing at a rate of 10% per annum. The Teradata database has 60+ feeding systems, it supports more than 150 applications, 2k+ Power Users from 90+ Business areas, submitting approximately 900k queries per day. Production servers run approximately 250k SQL queries per day, 4,500 OPC scheduled batch processes loading 131k tables. Peter was responsible for ensuring that all the new implementations and amendments were seamlessly implemented without compromise to the logistics or operational running of LBG.
Peter has a calm, solution focused attitude to work and contrary to the stereotypical view of IT personnel is a first-class communicator, a people person, with a great sense of humour which he brings into play in all aspects of his work.
Key Skills: Listening & communication, Information Technology, Solutions Architecture, Project Management, Logistics and Operational Business Management, Strategic and Business Planning, Business Development and Process Improvement.
She was company secretary for over twenty years in a manufacturing business and managed the affairs of the business until its successful sale.
Shirley further trained in Health and Safety management gaining NEBOSH accreditation. She is a member of the Institute of Health and Safety. In previous positions, she developed and implemented company H&S management system ensuring the companies kept up to date with the latest changes in Health and Safety laws and introducing Risk Assessment procedures for new production lines.
Her primary responsibility at Bio2pure is the implementation of the H&S management system.