Renaissance appoints Robert Hanson as advisor

Renaissance Group has picked Robert Hanson as the first member of its International Advisory Board

Currently chairman of Strand Hanson, the boutique investment bank in which he and the Renaissance Group hold significant minority stakes, Hanson will advise on investments, transactions and strategic issues.

The elder son of the late Lord Hanson, he first joined NM Rothschild & Sons Ltd and after three years in London had postings in Hong Kong, Chile and Madrid. In May 1990, he joined Hanson PLC, rising to the company’s main board as director responsible for corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

He resigned in 1997 to set up his own company, Hanson Capital Ltd, of which he is chairman. In 2010, he also became chairman of Strand Hanson, of which Hanson Capital Ltd is now an appointed representative. Hanson is also chairman of the family company, Hanson Family Holdings Limited, a holding company whose interests include Hanson Transport, a nationwide logistics and specialist warehousing company founded in 1848. In 2010, the holding company acquired an interest in Sinojie Hanson, a Chinese speciality chemicals firm.

Hanson was also an independent non-executive director of Vancouver based Ivanhoe Mines from 2001, retiring in November 2010. He remains a non-executive director of the Ivanhoe subsidiary South Gobi Energy Resources, a position he has held since 2006. He is an independent non-executive director of SUNWING, the China-based oil and gas development subsidiary of Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

Renaissance Group is an independent group of unified finance, investment and management companies specialising in creating value in high-opportunity emerging markets. The Group consists of investment banking, asset management, merchant banking and consumer credit. Renaissance Group operates in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Cyprus.

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