Ian Thomas is managing director at Turquoise International. Founded in 2002, the merchant bank specialises in venture capital investments in energy, environment and efficiency, and offers both corporate finance advisory and investment management services. Before joining the team in 2004, Ian worked as an investment banker focused on the energy sector for Close Brothers, Flemings and Deutsche Bank. In this in-depth conversation, Ian reflects on the initial career challenge of figuring out the way the City worked in the 1990s; discusses his role at Turquoise, and why the founders decided almost 20 years ago to “focus on the new area of clean energy technology;” and shares long-term plans to expand and grow the business even further in the next 5–10 years.
Created & produced by: Podcast Partners