Javier del Ser, a Spanish citizen, assists in over-seeing the department responsible for the construction and operation of our hotels, offices, and apartments. Prior to joining the Group in 2000, Javier worked for four years for the Kazakhstan Asset Management Company managing the Kazakhstan Investment Fund, as a Director responsible for launching the fund, and identifying investment opportunities. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director for Crescat Developments in Sri Lanka for 2.5 years responsible for construction and arranging finance and marketing the development of mixed use and hotel projects. Javier is the CEO of Steppe Cement Limited, an AIM listed company, and he also holds Directorships at a number of non-listed companies. He sits on the Audit Committee. Javier holds a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from ETSI Caminos, Canales, Puertos in Madrid and a Master’s in Business Administration from HEC Jouy en Josas in France.