Ex-Globaleye MD Balsdon joins Dubai-based Holborn Assets in new role

Scott Balsdon, who left the Dubai-based Globaleye advisory business earlier this year after four-and-a-half years as its managing director, has joined another well-known Dubai firm, Holborn Assets, as a non-executive director.

At Holborn, Balsdon – who reports directly to Robert Parker, the company’s founder and chief executive (pictured right, above, with Balsdon, left) – will work with Parker and other senior managers on developing and implementing the company’s business strategy, and its implementation of the regulatory changes currently taking place in a number of markets in which the company operates. He will also be responsible for monitoring and improving corporate efficiencies, and potentially, finding ways to work more with Holborn’s UK operations, Balsdon said.

Balsdon is originally from the UK, and joined Globaleye as a wealth manager in March 2008 from deVere Group and Partners. He was named managing director in 2013.

Parker founded Holborn Assets in 1999, after a management buyout of Finexco Middle East from Old Mutual. He took over its offices in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, but established the business in Dubai instead, where it remains.

Helen Burggraf
Helen Burggraf is the editor of International Investment. A US-trained journalist, she has worked in Rome, New York City and London, covering everything from the fashion and retailing industries to the global drinking water and water-treatment sector, private equity, and most recently, the international cross-border financial services/advice industry.

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