As CEO of EQONEX Group, Richard is responsible for the overall strategy of the group companies with ultimate responsibility to the Nasdaq-listed entity’s board of directors. Richard has 20 years of experience spanning finance, fintech, startups and investing. Previously a managing director at Nomura, the Japanese investment bank, Richard ran derivative- and equity-linked distribution for Asia-Pacific products globally. In 2008 and 2009, Richard was Nomura's top-producing salesperson across the firm's global wholesale investment banking franchise. Richard also led the syndication and distribution of some of Asia’s largest convertible bond deals in the last 15 years, including China Unicom and Softbank. Richard is a board member of Bletchley Park and EQONEX Group, and sits on the advisory board to PrivateMarket.io, a private equity fund marketplace. He holds a BA (Hons) in French and management from University of London, Royal Holloway College, and studied economics at Montpellier Business School.