Edward is the Managing Director of Ginward’s activities and the co-founder of Gold Nest Private Capital.
He serves on the Board of Mimetas B.V., Dynamic Biosensors GmbH and BiosanaPharma B.V. and is an International Advisor to the Taiwan Angel Club.
Prior to creating Ginward in 2012, Edward built an impressive 18-year long career within the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of Credit Lyonnais/Credit Agricole Group, where his final position was Global Deputy-Head of the Fixed Income Capital Markets Division, responsible for over 1000 front office professionals and over € 1Bn of commercial budget. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Agricole Russbank and a permanent member of the International Committee, which oversaw the global international strategy of the bank.
Edward opened new commercial activities, built teams and transformed business units in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and was stationed in Paris, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
In 1992, he worked as a scientific researcher in speech processing at ATR Laboratories in Nara, Japan, culminating in a paper on speaker-independent speech recognition using Markov Networks.
He has published several technical publications and has participated in numerous conferences on global finance around the world. Edward was a Keynote Speaker at the Dutch Life Science Conference in Leiden 2018, a speaker and panel member at the International Conference on Green Trade in Taipei 2015, and chaired the Euromoney conference on Derivatives in Beijing, China, in March 2011.
Edward is bilingual in English and French, fluent in German and has some knowledge of Japanese.
In 1991, Edward gained a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering with Distinction from Southampton University in the U.K., with a year spent at the University of Karlsruhe TH in Germany. In 1993, Edward obtained a MSc in Signal Processing from the Ecole National Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.