Mr. Wright is Chairman of the Advisory Board at YiMei Capital. He is an experienced institutional investor in alternative assets in developed and emerging markets, board member of companies, public and private, in the USA, Europe and Asia, and family office executive.
Mr. Wright has been a director of Merifin Capital NV, a private European family owned investment firm since 1987. Until mid-2003, he also served as Head of Global Private Equity of Dresdner Kleinwort Capital and was a Group Board Member of Dresdner Kleinwort based in NYC, London and Frankfurt having joined Kleinwort Benson in 1978. He served as Chairman of various investment funds prior to and following the latter's integration with Allianz SE. He was Acting Global Head of Private Equity and Infrastructure Investments at Standard Bank Ltd of South Africa from 2005-6.
He was until 2014 non-executive Chairman of Maxcess International Corporation (a US based industrial controls business), and a founding board member of IDOX Plc (AIM), a leader in e-government software in the UK. He is co-founder and member of the executive committee of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE listed, S+P 500, a Florida based large-cap diversified software, medtech and technology instrumentation company) whose audit committee he also chars. He served until 2005 on the board of Genaissance Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ). He is Chairman of the Fine Art Group Ltd in London, a specialist art investment, advisory and credit products platform. He is a director of Asset Metrix GmbH and insticube GmbH, both B2B software companies in Munich.
Mr. Wright is Emeritus Director of Campbell Lutyens @ Co. Ltd, a leading private equity and infrastructure focused investment banking firm based in London. He serves on the board of the UK charity, The Sutton Trust, and is an Advisory Director of the Scientific Exploration Society in the UK.
Mr. Wright has advised and/or sat on the boards of other institutions, including Hansa Capital LBG, CdB Webtech SgR,), Artio Global Investors Inc, Surya Capital LLP, GP Investimentos SA, and IDeA Alternative Investments SpA.
Mr. Wright was educated at Oxford University and holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from ACCA. He is Honorary Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford and serves as a member of its Endowment Investment Committee.