Rhian-Anwen Hamill
RAH Partners
Matthew Hansen
Financial Services Capital Partners LLP

Ian Hannam

London, UK

Founder and Majority Shareholder

Hannam & Partners

Ian Hannam


Ian Hannam is a former Captain of the 21 SAS and started his career as an engineer. He was posted overseas and managed large construction projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Hong Kong and Oman.

On entering finance, Ian spent more than 30 years at Salomon Brothers and then, JPMorgan. Appointed Chairman of Equity Capital Markets in 2000, he became Vice-Chairman of JPMorgan and Chairman of Global Debt and Equity Capital Markets, leaving at the end of 2012. He came up with the idea and was the driving force behind the bank's joint venture with Cazenove in the UK in 2005.

In addition, between 1994 and 2013, he advised global companies on their financing and expansion. For example, he was the key relationship banker to SAB, helping a small brewery in South Africa become a global giant. He advised it on its numerous debt and equity raises; led on their IPO in London, and advised on their merger with Miller to form SABMiller.

Also known as the ‘King of Mining’, he helped float mining heavyweights BHP Billiton, Vedanta and Xstrata; bought together Glencore and Xstrata in a $90 billion deal, and pioneered JPMorgan’s mining activities in Afghanistan and Kurdistan.

Outside of business, he is a passionate believer in providing young people with the skills and experiences they need to make a success of themselves. He is a founder of The Ulysses Trust, which provides UK cadets and reservists with financial support to develop themselves through global expeditions.

In June 2014, Ian was appointed a governor of the world-leading London Business School. Having been re-elected in 2018, he is due to complete his third and final governorship in 2020. Alongside other governors, he is responsible for overseeing the finances, property, business, academic and non-academic affairs of the school.

Ian Hannam’s Newsfeed

The Washington Times
British mining venture signs exploration deal in Afghanistan

A company founded by a London-based banker signed agreements Friday with the government of Afghanistan to explore for gold and copper in the north of the country…The British company was founded by Ian Hannam, a former chairman of capital markets at JP Morgan…

Financial Times
Ian Hannam's mining group garners approval for Afghanistan projects

Ian Hannam, Founder and Chairman of CENTAR, has been mentioned today in the Financial Times in respect of CENTAR's intention to sign contracts with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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Ian Hannam’s Background

Founder and Majority Shareholder
2013 - Present
London, UK
Hannam & Partners is a leading investment bank with sector expertise in natural resources and financial services. In January 2013, Ian bought Strand Partners and appointed Neil Passmore, former JPMorgan executive, as Chief Executive Officer. In April 2013, John Manser, former CEO and Chairman of Robert Fleming and Chairman of SABMiller, was appointed as Chairman.
Chairman of Equity Capital Markets, Global Head of Fixed Income Markets, Vice-Chairman
2000 - 2012
London, UK
Appointed Chairman of Equity Capital Markets in 2000, Ian became Vice-Chairman of JPMorgan and Chairman of Global Debt and Equity Capital Markets. In 2005, Ian conceived the concept of a five-year joint venture with Cazenove, which helped establish JPMorgan's global brand. In addition to ECM, between 1994 and 2013, he advised global companies on their financing and expansion.
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Other Business Interests

2017 - Present
London, UK
In 2017, Ian invested in fintech startup Revolut, a digital banking alternative that includes a pre-paid debit card, currency exchange, cryptocurrency exchange and peer-to-peer payments.
2014 - Present
London, UK
Ian teamed up with former BP boss Tony Hayward to acquire CompactGTL, which leverages the Fischer–Tropsch process to turn gas into diesel. In July 2014, the company concluded arrangements for a $50 million investment by a consortium of investors to build the world’s first small scale commercial GTL plant.
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Ian Hannam’s Education

MBA, MSc (Econ)
1982 - 1984
Chartered Civil Engineer logo Chartered Civil Engineer logo
Chartered Civil Engineer
1982 - 1982
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