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William Knight

Image of Earth Capital staff member William Knight, Chairman, Earth Capital Asia

Chairman, Earth Capital Asia

William’s career spans over 40 years involvement with financial development in emerging economies and financing major capital projects. He was initially at Lazard Brothers and then for 18 years in various senior positions within the Lloyds Bank Group based in Europe and in Asia including establishing the first merchant banking office outside London for Lloyds Bank International in Hong Kong.

Since 1991, he has held a wide range of Asia orientated non-executive positions covering predominantly the Indian sub- continent and East Asia. He is currently on the Boards of Guardian Ceylon Investment Trust Plc and Smith Tan Asia Phoenix Fund. As a co-founder of Emerisque Brands (East/West management buy-in company) he chaired its 3 Chinese joint ventures and for a number of years was Chairman of the JP Morgan Chinese Investment Trust PLC. He has been a regular visitor to China since 1978.