Our Board - Praemium UK
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Ohanessian’s executive experience in technology-related businesses brings a mixture of operational, strategic and leadership capabilities to this role. Following a ten-year career at Mobil Oil, he joined Boston Consulting Group, consulting to clients in the banking, airlines, mining, packaging, sports, oil and gas, retailing and biotechnology industries.
As CEO of Vision BioSystems, a division of the publicly listed Vision Systems, over seven years Michael transformed the business from a small, unprofitable contract manufacturer into a vertically integrated, profitable and growing medical diagnostics business with distribution to over 60 countries. More recently, he has served as Chief Executive of Genetic Technologies Limited and has been involved in investment management and corporate advice with Lion Capital.
As CEO, Michael works closely with Praemium’s UK team to expand our presence in this burgeoning financial services market.
Managing Director - Praemium International
Sarah Jouhal has worked in the private client investment management industry since 1991, when she joined a stock broking firm in Toronto, Canada. She has run discretionary managed portfolios in Jersey for major banks and latterly acted as an investment gatekeeper for a Jersey-based Trust Company.
Sarah started her career in the UK, working for a software development company on mid-range computers. She also enjoyed developing financial planning software in Belgium during the ‘dotcom’ boom. Sarah is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute, a Charter holder of the Chartered Association of Alternative Investments, and holds the Diploma in Financial Services from the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Rebecca Murphy co-founded North Investment Partners in 2005 where she was instrumental in creating the Wealth Solutions Service, a discretionary portfolio service utilising Praemium’s leading administration and execution platform. An expert in business development in the multi-asset investment market, Rebecca brings 18 years of experience from firms such as Henderson Global Investors and Rothschild Asset Management.
Jon Farmer has over 20 years of experience in a number financial services capacities, including unit trust administration, transfer agency, product management & development. He has held senior roles at Jupiter UTM and BNP Paribas, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Praemium UK. He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute and has close ties with many industry bodies and associations.
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