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Jeremy Isaacs

Founding Partner

JRJ Group

London, UK

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Jeremy Isaacs’ Biography

Jeremy Isaacs CBE is a Founding Partner of JRJ Group, with four decades of financial services industry and investment experience. At JRJ Group, Jeremy is closely involved with the implementation and guidance of fund strategy, as well as the development and execution of portfolio company strategy. He is also central to the development and maintenance of JRJ Group’s extensive financial industry relationships with senior personnel across the institutional landscape, as well as with regulators and governments.

Prior to establishing JRJ Group, in late 2008, Mr. Isaacs was the Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers in Europe, middle East and Asia. Before joining Lehman Brothers, he led the European equity derivative trading business of Goldman Sachs.

Jeremy serves as a Non-Executive Director of Marex, and director of Go Acquisitions Corp. He participates in numerous philanthropic activities, holding a range of positions, including Trustee of The J Isaacs Charitable Trust, and Chair of Trustees for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Jeremy is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School. He has previously served as Non-Executive Director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 2003-16; Member of the British Olympic Advisory Board 2007-12 and Member of the Bridges Development Fund Advisory Board, 2008-18.

Jeremy was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to the NHS.

In May 2019, Jeremy received Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa from the Haifa University, Israel.

Jeremy Isaacs’ Background

JRJ Group
Founding Partner
Jan 2009 - Present
At JRJ Group, Jeremy is closely involved with the implementation and guidance of fund strategy, as well as the development and execution of portfolio company strategy. He is also central to the development and maintenance of JRJ Group’s extensive financial industry relationships with senior personnel across the institutional landscape, as well as with regulators and governments.
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Lehman Brothers
CEO for Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific
May 1996 - Aug 2008
London, UK
Jeremy held senior executive positions beginning in 1996. He was appointed CEO for Europe and the Middle East in 1999 and was additionally named CEO of Asia-Pacific in 2000, (positions he held simultaneously until 2008).
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Current Board Positions

GO Acquisition Corp.
Director
Jul 2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Go Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. It is newly incorporated for the purpose of achieving a merger, capital stock exchange, stock purchase, asset acquisition, reorganisation, or similar business combination with either one or more businesses or entities.
Marex Spectron
Non-Executive Director
Feb 2010 - Present
London, UK
Marex is a global tech-enabled liquidity hub that provides clients with financial and physical markets in metals, energy and agriculture, combined with advisory services and data-driven proprietary technology.

Previous Board Positions

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Landscape Acquisition Holdings Ltd
Board Member
Nov 2017 - Jan 2020
London, UK
A special purpose acquisition company.
Bridges Ventures
Advisory Board Member
Aug 2008 - Mar 2018
London, UK
Bridges Ventures invest in solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges via growth business, property, social business and outcomes contracts.
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Philanthropy

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice
Chair of Trustees
Jan 2010 - Present
London, UK
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice helps children, babies and young people facing life-threatening illnesses and provides their families with support.
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The J Isaacs Charitable Trust
Trustee
Oct 1996 - Present
London, UK
Supporting general charitable purposes with a keen interest in health and wellbeing.

Awards & Endorsements

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Queen's Birthday Honours
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
2015
London, UK
Jeremy was awarded a CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for his services to the NHS in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2015.

Academic Appointments

London Business School
Honorary Fellow
London, UK
At London Business School, they strive to have a profound impact on the way the world does business, and the way business impacts the world.
University of Haifa
Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa
Haifa, IL
Established in 1963, the University of Haifa is the largest research university in northern Israel. The university is recognised worldwide in a variety of subjects, including cancer research, public health, holocaust research and marine sciences. In May 2019, Jeremy was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa from the university.