Fraser Curley (Managing Partner)
Fraser has spent over 35 years in the high-tech markets, including defence electronics, mobile telecommunications, and corporate venture capital. He has accrued extensive experience in a variety of international markets, ranging from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. Including as CEO of a multi-billion dollar public listed company.
His Board/NED positions have included DETECON USA, Mozambique Cellular, Maxis Berhad and the parent holding companies of Turk Telekom, CellC and AirCel India. He was also chairman of the Dubai based media company, Intigral.
During the past 15 years he has overseen high value investment portfolios and worked in (both permanent and interim) CEO roles, NED and shareholder advisory roles. His focus has been increasingly on igniting growth and turnaround situations with an emphasis on four main areas:
- Redefining and implementing winning business strategies for sustainable growth
- Successful re-financing of multi-billion USD bank facilities
- Defining and communicating achievable shareholder ROI
- Culture change and operational efficiency
One of his current long-term assignments is to advise on the strategic direction and investment portfolio of a diverse 10 billion USD family-owned Saudi conglomerate, specializing in ICT, telecom, media and satellite sectors.
Fraser has recently spent four years in KSA, latterly at the Middle East's largest telecommunication operator group, Saudi Telecom (STC), which generates over 16 billion USD of annual revenue, of which over 5 billion USD was from the international investments under Fraser’s responsibility. He was a member of the senior executive team within the group responsible for strategy, investments and the corporate VC fund. He represented STC on the boards of its largest holdings.
Previous to this role, he worked as the CEO of the mobile operator Zain KSA, a Vodafone Partner market operation in Saudi Arabia (Vodafone’s largest in the Middle East).
Fraser holds a BSc (Hons) in Physics and Applied Electronics from the University of Manchester, and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications and Satellite Communications from the University of London (Intercollegiate).
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