Tony is an international finance specialist with 35 years’ experience in leading banks and financial services companies. He was born and educated in the UK and has worked in the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe. Tony is a recognized expert in the markets of Eastern Europe, where he has been, over a period of 20 years, on the boards of subsidiaries of Citibank and General Electric and Eastern Europe Region Head for MasterCard. He was responsible for the Eastern European growth strategy of GE Capital and led negotiations for the acquisition of three major banks in the region. In Romania he was the chairman of a Hungarian Bank. For the last 10 years he has worked as a consultant, trainer, set up a payment card company in Romania, and recently had the position of CEO of a German energy company. Tony lives in Germany and speaks eight languages.