James Cole
Aquiler Capital Partners
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Red Penguin Ventures

Richard Colker

London, UK

Entrepreneur & Private Investor

Richard Colker

Biography

Richard Colker is a former Managing Director and Head of European Investment Banking, based in London, for Kidder, Peabody & Co, New York. He has also been, inter alia, Chairman and CEO of HAVAS, the publicly quoted CAC 40 company in Paris, as well as Chairman of a UK Hotel Group.

Richard is fluent in French and was educated at Georgetown University and Michigan State University.

Richard Colker’s Background

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Entrepreneur & Private Investor
1990 - Present
London, UK
Richard Colker is Founder and Managing Partner of Colker,Gerladin & Co., a private investment banking partnership whose main activities are international corporate finance advisory services for important global entrepreneurs and multi-national family controlled companies.
Chairman & CEO
2005 - 2005
Paris, FR
Richard was involved in the management restructure of Havas in Paris in 2005. Havas is a French multinational advertising and public relations company, headquartered in Paris.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Board Director
1994 - 2006
London, UK
Headquartered in Paris, the Havas Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries and is committed to being the best company at bringing together brands & consumers through creativity, media expertise & innovation.
Head of Audit Committee
1998 - 2005
Paris, FR
Richard was former Head of the Audit Committee at HAVAS, the French multinational advertising and public relations company, headquartered in Paris.
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Richard Colker’s Education

BA, Economics and History
1965 - 1968