Kenneth Morgan – Independent Non-executive Director
Chairman and Company Secretary
Mr Soukup is the founder and Executive Chairman of Thalassa Holdings Ltd. Since the Company’s admission to AIM in 2008 and move up to the Main Market in 2019, Mr Soukup has led the Company’s growth through strategic investment and timely exits. Thalassa acquired WGP Group Ltd in November 2011, while the assets of GO Science Ltd were acquired out of administration in 2013, since renamed Autonomous Robotics Limited. In 2017, Mr Soukup led the sale of the business and assets of WGP Group Ltd to FairfieldNodal, which completed on 1 January 2018. Mr Soukup has over 35 years of investment experience. Having worked in investment banking for 10 years (1984-1994), latterly with Bear Stearns as managing director in charge of the company’s non-US equity business, Mr Soukup set up his own investment management business in 1994. Acquisitor plc, a company of which Mr Soukup was a director, was admitted to trading on AIM in January 2000. In 2002, 90 per cent. of the assets of Acquisitor Plc were moved to Acquisitor Holdings Ltd (Bermuda) and Acquisitor Plc was left as an investing company which then acquired Tinopolis Plc, a leading UK independent TV production company. In 2006, Acquisitor Holdings Limited (Bermuda) merged with New York Holdings Ltd. and Baltimore Plc. Shortly thereafter, the combined group was acquired by Oryx International Limited, a Guernsey incorporated investment company.
Mr Tomasi is a 28-year professional in the financial services industry with wide-ranging business development and client management experience. He has held senior executive positions at a number of International investment banks including 17 years with HSBC where he was responsible for the International Services.
During his career Mr Tomasi has worked in project assessments and management, audit remediation, and operational risk controls. He has worked in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and has extensive knowledge and experience in strategy design and implementation, delivery of operational excellence projects, change management programs, first and second line of defence design and implementation.
Mr Tomasi is a Member of Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (Member since 1996, Branch Chairman 2014-2017 and Founder Member Luxembourg since 2003), and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association, a Certified Anti Money Laundering specialist (CAMS).
Kenneth Morgan has worked in the international financial services industry for over 50 years having spent time in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and most recently, the British Virgin Islands where he acted as Executive Director of a leading trust company providing corporate and trust solutions for a wide range of institutional and private clients.
His experience includes serving as Senior Vice President, Trust with a major bank in Bermuda. In the British Virgin Islands, he has also served on a number of governmental committees to assist with marketing and promotion of the British Virgin Islands as a leading financial services center. He was the first Chairman of BVI Finance Ltd., a joint venture between the government and the private sector designed to further enhance the profile of the BVI internationally.
A certified chartered accountant, Tim has over 15 years’ experience in finance, accounting and management roles within growth companies across travel, e-commerce and web technology and has a demonstrated track record of developing and improving financial processes to drive business performance.
The Directors of the Company who, other than the Chairman, are non-executive will be responsible for the overall activities of the Company. The Board will be expanded in due course to reflect the size and needs of the Company.