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Anthony St John

Non-Executive Director

Cognosec Ltd

London, UK

Anthony St John

Biography

Anthony St John, elected hereditary member of the House of Lords and Crossbencher since 1978. Politician, businessman and solicitor, Anthony speaks on African affairs, deregulation, financial services and information technology. In 2012 he founded African Business Solutions Ltd, specialising in business management and consultancy. He sits on the board of several listed and private companies, with his area of expertise being company restructuring and corporate governance.

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Geobear appoints new chair to advisory board

Geobear has announced the appointment of Lord (Anthony) St John of Bletso as chairman of the advisory board. Geobear, which was formally known as URETEK, helps infrastructure and general construction asset owners, contractors and design consulting firms with cracks on the structures, reduced bearing capacity of foundation soil, water ingress, wear and tear caused by dynamic loading and many other common challenges.

Top Trends from London FinTech Week

Now in its sixth year, London FinTech Week once again brought together some of the leading figures in the financial sector to discuss the latest global FinTech trends.  As expected, this year’s event provided plenty of food for thought with Lord Anthony St John sharing his prediction that in 20 years’ time, FinTech will account for all financial services.

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Anthony St John’s Background

Non-Executive Director
2017 - Present
London, UK
Cognosec is a NASDAQ-listed cybersecurity company. They combine products from technology innovators with professional services to form solutions tailored to our clients' needs.
Chairman of the Advisory Board
Feb 2020 - Present
London, UK
Founded in the 1970s, Geobear is a ground engineering contractor, that aims to save taxpayer money and avoiding closure of main roads. The original founder of Uretek solutions operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Finland, Sweden and Poland.
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Other Business Interests

Advisory Board Member
Jun 2018 - Present
London, UK
Shyft is a leading blockchain-based solution that is building a trusted ecosystem to enable secure & private data transfer.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Advisory Board Member
2017 - Present
Farmatrust has created a platform which eliminates counterfeit drugs, creates efficiencies in the pharmaceutical industry, and allows the purchase of genuine drugs anywhere and on-line.
Advisory Board Member
2017 - Present
Newbury, UK
Roc is a multi-award winning business and technology services provider, Roc helps senior business leaders change, challenge their assumptions and continuously improve.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Non-Executive Chairman
Jan 2014 - 2017
London, UK
A value added fund focused on restructuring and recapitalising undervalued international resource companies.

Philanthropy

Strategic Advisor
2015 - Present
London, UK
Impala Energy is a power development company focused on small-to-medium-sized, clean and renewable power projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Director
Apr 2010 - Present
Indianapolis, US
Helping children around the world break the cycle of poverty and become self sufficient, contributing members of their society.
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Anthony St John’s Education

LLM (Master of Law)
1982 - 1984
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.), Law
1975 - 1979
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