Advisors

Imprimatur Capital’s operational team is supported by an Advisory Network comprising some of the most distinguished academics, scientists and business leaders in the technology areas relevant to the Company’s investment themes.  Most of the Advisory Network members have been engaged with Imprimatur already for several years. Imprimatur selected these members because they are leaders in their respective field, they are keen to identify innovative technology for their own industry sector or research field, and they are willing to support actively Imprimatur’s investment activities. 

Katarina Uherova Hasbani

Katarina has more than 15 years of professional experience across most of the sub-sectors of energy, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, power, water and natural gas. She currently works with private sector clients, enabling their innovation and market entry into clean energy markets in South East Asia, Middle East and Central Asia.

 

Katarina has worked with leading government institutions globally: European Commission and Dubai. She has experience leading and contributing to market intelligence, policy and regulatory affairs and go to market strategy work in more than 30 countries. Her strength is in delivering in coordination with multiple stakeholders, building partnerships that fit into future energy trends and policy developments. She has Global Executive MBA from Insead and Master from Sciences Po in Paris.

Hans Van Linschoten

Africa Strategy Coordinator

Hans has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant working in Europe, USA, Middle East and India since 1988 after attending the University of Nyenrode, a renowned business school in The Netherlands. His vast fields of experience span from mobile technology disciplines and cloud computing to on- and offline consumer marketing.

 

As an entrepreneur, Hans has (co-)founded over twenty-five companies. Some of these were acquired, some merged with other companies and some failed utterly with the latter bringing most valuable lessons learned.

 

As strategy consultant, Hans has consulted with over 250 companies, including publicly listed companies (mainly in The Netherlands) and SME’s working mainly with Entrepreneurs and Shareholders, Directors and Management Teams. His consultancy work has also included active support of numerous startups and Informal Investors, and he played interim C-level roles for several ventures. Hans has a proven track record in turnarounds, both small private companies and divisions of larger companies.

Kirsten Jack

Kirsten has delivered urban infrastructure and local economic development consultancies for multilateral development banks such as EBRD and AfDB, and led major initiatives for governments in Syria, Russia, China and Nigeria. She has designed and delivered cities and economic development programmes for a wide range of foundations, multi-laterals and corporates such as Sida, UN Foundation, Zennstrom Foundation and Intel. Programmes include global policy and standards initiatives, urban innovation programmes and multi-stakeholder engagement platforms. Kirsten has also delivered extensive architecture, urban planning, sustainable development and communications consultancies for corporate, NGO and local government clients in the UK, Europe and USA. 

Peter Jaco

Peter Jaco is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor specialising in cyber security, internet of things and block chain technologies. After his 10-year career at Reuters where he was commercial director for their US$1bn interbank transactions products trading business, he has co-founded or invested in several cyber security and encryption start-ups including BeCrypt and Digital Shadows.

 

He is a long-term member of the Institute of Directors and experienced Board member having served as Chair, Deputy Chair, NED and advisor to several start-ups and Government backed quangos. He has served as a mentor and judge on a number of start-up accelerator programs and has recently served as advisor to Innovate UK’s Transport System Catapult. He holds an MBA in international business from London’s CASS Business school.