Alexander Bushaev started his professional career in 1991 with GATT, now the World Trade Organisation, in Geneva. Holder of a Master’s degree in Economics, since 1996 he has held various positions with the Reuben Brothers group in Switzerland and the UK. Alexander has in-depth knowledge of multiple businesses including commercial real-estate, metals trading, diverse investments, bank and intra-group financing, project management, corporate, legal and compliance matters. He is a Director of a number of Reuben Brothers group companies.
John Corcoran joined Global Switch as Executive Chairman in 2008 after having served as a consultant and key adviser to the company from 2006, and is now Chief Executive Officer following Elegant Jubilee Ltd’s investment in December 2016. From 1997 until 2006, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Multiplex Group, a large Australian diversified property group. Multiplex Group first became an investor in Global Switch in 2004 and subsequently sold its interest to Aldersgate Investments Limited in 2006 and during this period John had responsibility for Multiplex’s investment in Global Switch. From 1983 until 1997, he served as divisional director of Hambros Bank Limited in its corporate finance business in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. He received bachelor degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney. In 1983, he was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a solicitor.
David Doyle joined Global Switch as Chief Financial Officer in 2014 and joined the Board in December 2016. Prior to joining Global Switch, David was CFO at Atrium European Real Estate Ltd, where he led efforts to secure an investment grade credit rating and the company’s debut Eurobond issuance. David started his career working for Arthur Andersen and, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, became a Senior Manager in the London Financial Markets team. He joined Prudential plc in 1996 and was subsequently appointed Head of Corporate Finance, where amongst other projects he successfully negotiated around £1 billion of transactions. After leaving Prudential in 2003, David held a number of listed company CFO roles including for Prologis where he led the European finance teams. David is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Li Qiang is a successful entrepreneur and businessman with significant experience in the Chinese telecommunications and internet markets, including through his shareholding in Daily-Tech Beijing Co., Ltd. Li obtained a Degree of Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University (Republic of Singapore) in April 2006. Li Qiang has been Chairman of Daily-Tech since 1st March 2011. He received his MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2014.
Simon Reuben holds a beneficial interest in the shares of Aldersgate Investments Limited, the 51% shareholder in Global Switch. He has more than 40 years of experience investing in asset backed businesses with a significant real estate exposure. He is also involved in private equity and venture capital investments. Investments are predominantly based in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Geoffrey Xu was appointed to the board of Global Switch in December 2016. He is an experienced investment banker, has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and Mainland China and is currently Managing Director, Head of China Investment Banking at Daiwa Capital Markets in Hong Kong. With responsibility for running the Greater China investment banking business, he advised Elegant Jubilee on the strategic investment in 49% of Global Switch. Prior to joining Daiwa in 2011 he worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an Executive Director in China investment banking, a job he moved to from a similar role at JP Morgan Asia. He has extensive knowledge of local Chinese and Hong Kong capital markets and a strong capability in originating and arranging transactions. Geoffrey received a Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1995 and an MBA from Cass Business School in 1998.