Ken Greatbatch

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Pestalozzi World



United Kingdom

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As Chief Financial Officer of two public companies and of private equity owned international businesses and Chief Executive of an Australasian group Ken spent the last twenty-five years of his career restructuring and expanding businesses around the World.

Ken was the “architect and visionary” behind the acquisition, restructuring, expansion and subsequent $2bn flotation on the London Stock Exchange of AZ Electronic Materials SA. – a supplier of advanced materials to the electronics industry. This involved extensive engagement in Asia where AZ serviced high growth, market leading technology companies. Most recently he was Chief Executive of GEMS, a UAE headquartered private education group, with 100,000 pupils and forty schools in the Gulf, and an adviser to Private Equity owned companies in Germany and the U.K.

He is a Chartered Accountant and Chair of Pestalozzi World, a charity that educates disadvantaged children in Zambia, India and Nepal.

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