Board of Trustees

Mowgli’s Board of Trustees comprises successful entrepreneurs and executives from multicultural and multinational investment, legal, trading, energy and diplomatic backgrounds. Chaired by Tony Bury, the Board provides robust governance, visionary and ethical leadership. This steering enables Mowgli to continuously offer inspirational and impactful mentoring experiences, thereby ensuring our sustainability through the realization of our vision, mission and goals.

Meet the members of our Board of Trustees.

Tony Bury > Founder and Chairman

Tony was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, educated in the UK, but has spent the majority of his life living and working overseas, particularly in the Middle East. Tony is a serial entrepreneur and has established 18 start-ups.  Having exited from the majority of these businesses, he still maintains private equity shareholdings in a range of businesses including consultancy, energy, trading, engineering and industrial services.  He recently launched 3sixty Capital, an investment holding company which provides 360° capital investment to established and entrepreneurial ventures that seek and deliver maximum ripple effect impact, over and above strong and sustainable commercial returns.

In 2008, Tony founded the Mowgli Foundation in response to the need for job creation, sustainable economic and leadership development, particularly in the MENA region and UK. Tony strongly credits his success to the mentoring that he has received throughout his personal and business life and believes that every entrepreneur should have access to this support.

Tony is also a Governor of Prior Park Educational Trust, President of the Prior Park Alumni (PPA) and a speaker at various conferences/events including TEDxBristol in 2011.

Edward Chaplin > Trustee

Edward is a former senior British diplomat, with 37 years of experience in high-level posts including as British Ambassador to Jordan and later Iraq and Director for Middle East and North Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Edward is now an independent consultant focusing on strategic advice to companies and other organisations active in the region (including Mowgli), based on his broad experience of working with foreign government and business leaders in the Middle East and Europe.

Tarek Kassem > Trustee

Tarek’s banking career stretches back some 35 years in the City of London, and his roles have always had a Middle East dimension.  He has extensive experience of investment banking, including capital markets, structured finance, corporate finance, private equity, venture capital and project financing.  He also founded and ran a London based international investment bank, and set up a property investment company.  

His investment banking career has been based around his relationships in the Middle East, especially the Gulf. He has an extensive client base including the ruling families of several Gulf States and the major merchant families and industrial groups.  His strengths lie in (i) building relationships at the highest level, including governments, multinationals and local corporates; (ii) developing and managing businesses, both banking and corporate; and (iii) team building and mentoring.

Martin Bury > Trustee

Martin Bury, Senior Vice President with Capital Guidance in Geneva, Switzerland, has over 30 years of experience in operating businesses and financial investments.

In recent years he has focused on the design of governance systems and leadership development. Bury has a strong affinity with the Middle East region and its people that dates back almost 50 years.

Professor David Clutterbuck > Trustee

Professor David Clutterbuck, of the David Clutterbuck Partnership, has introduced and supported mentoring in Europe since the early 1980s.

He has co-founded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and is a visiting professor at York St. John, Sheffield Hallam and Oxford Brookes universities.

Clutterbuck also leads a global network of mentoring experts and trainers, Coaching and Mentoring International, and has authored 60 books.

Philippe Vogeleer > Trustee

Philippe Vogeleer, Senior Legal, Regulatory and Strategy Executive at Vodafone in the United Kingdom, has over 20 years of experience across a wide range of advocacy, compliance, governance, operations, legal, regulatory and strategy missions at various multinational corporations in Europe and the Middle East.

Vogeleer is also a Non Executive Director Board Member at the Global Poverty Project and has extensive professional experience in the Middle East.

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