Dirk van Daele has over 35 years’ international experience in commercial banking, asset management, fundraising and investment advisory services. His career spans time in global financial hubs in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, becoming joint global head for origination at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in 2000. He has been active as a financial entrepreneur to European clients since 2004. He co-founded and became chairman of Circlo3 Group in 2016; a FCA regulated advisor/placement agent for growth capital, focused on fintech and greentech. He has wide board governance experience ranging from start-up companies to listed entities. As a philanthropist he is the founder and main sponsor of DTL Liyaba and champions that leadership development ethos around the globe.