Mai, Vincent A. - from South Africa
Country of meeting: in the year 2017
Businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Cranemere, a holding company which is the parent of an operating group. The Group focuses on investing in businesses to develop and hold in the long term. Formerly he was the CEO and chairman of AEA Investors, one of the oldest private equity firms in the United States.
Mai moved to London from South Africa in 1965 to join S.G. Warburg & Company, the former Merchant Bank founded by Sir Siegmund Warburg, where he became an executive director. Mai stated that Warburg had a considerable influence on him.
Mai left London for New York in 1976 to become a partner at Lehman Brothers. Having worked with a number of European and U.S. businesses on their strategic and capital-raising needs, Mai became head of Lehman Brother’s international investment banking business and co-head of all its investment banking activities.
Activities in the Orangization:
Member, Board of Trustee