Babak Gharbi

CEO of Oparo Group

Babak is an investment banker with 30 years experience in sales, trading, and management.

He has built, grown and managed teams for a number of large investment banks, developing successful businesses for the likes of Lehman, Citigroup, and HSBC  as the Managing Director. His expertise ranges from Listed Derivatives across assets, to global market analysis on a macro level, to bond options.

Outside of investment banking, he was a partner at GID, responsible for business development in the Russian automotive sector, and a partner at EuroAsia, an investment boutique in partnership with Deutsche Bank focusing on the Iranian market. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and Masters in Alternative Energy.

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Christon Burrows

Funding Partner, Christon qualified as a Barrister-at-law in 1996 and has spent the last 20 years in the finance industry.

Prior to P1, Christon set up Lucidus Capital Partners LP.

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Thomas Knust

Thomas has built up a £250m portfolio of Buy-To-Let’s, Purpose Built Student Accommodation and PRS Developments since 2012. He has participated both as a principal and in delivery of the projects.

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Ray Christoper

Corporate financier specialising in Technology and Real Estate, with 12 years in Social Housing working with MHS Homes and The Hyde Group. Previously led the international treasury teams for several global organisations including Amazon, Dell Computers and Regus.

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