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Mike Grant - Partner


Mike Grant

Mike Grant is an experienced Director, having worked in the restructuring arena for over 20 years. He has led some of the largest and most complex restructuring projects of recent times having been appointed to senior positions in Eurotunnel, Railtrack, HM Government, Cable & Wireless PLC. He has also held a number of international and domestic non-executive director’s roles including Mobile1 (Singapore), Great Eastern Telecommunications (Cayman Islands), Monaco Telecom (Monaco), Liverpool Vision, British Railways Board, Railtrack Developments, Crossrail and Torex PLC. His particular skills are in delivering complex financial and operational restructurings, more recently in the Middle East.

Currently Mike is CRO at Al Jaber, a very large UAE contractor with significant debt and complex stakeholder issues. Other Middle East appointments in recent years include CRO at the Investment Dar, a multi billion dollar Kuwait investment company and then advising on a major restructuring in Qatar.

His first restructuring experience was at Eurotunnel, where he headed up a number of Eurotunnel departments including Investor Relations, Treasury and Corporate Finance before being appointed to lead Eurotunnel’s 1998 financial restructuring. In 1999 he was appointed to a senior UK Government position initially as Franchising Director then CEO of the Strategic Rail Authority. As Accounting Officer he was responsible for the UK Government’s £2 billion annual funding of the railways. After leaving the SRA he worked in a variety of posts at Cable & Wireless including Chairman of Cable & Wireless US that was sold through the US Chapter 11 process, CEO of Monaco Telecom and then led the initial integration of Energis following its £700m acquisition by Cable & Wireless. More recently he was Strategic Adviser to the UK Parliamentary Estate, the CRO at Deutsche Woolworth, advising a large and complex UK Private Equity group and as CRO at the Investment Dar.

Mike has a first degree in Civil Engineering and began his career as a Civil Engineer, before completing an MBA, specialising in Finance, at London’s Cass Business School. He has also completed the Corporate Finance course at London Business School and the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He taught Corporate Finance on the MBA at the Open University Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Member of the Institute for Turnaround.

 

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