Peter Wheeler, Advisor
Peter Wheeler is Chairman of IPValue, a leading business services company that partners with major global companies with deep research commitments to manage their intellectual property commercialization activity. Peter was one of the founders of the company in late 2001 while working at iFormation Group, a joint investment vehicle of Goldman Sachs, General Atlantic Partners, and The Boston Consulting Group. IPValue's long-term exclusive relationship partners include BT and Xerox Corporation and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
Previously, Peter spent fifteen years with Goldman Sachs, initially in New York, then, from 1991, based in Hong Kong, where he established the firm's Investment Banking business for Asia outside of Japan, spending considerable time in India, the People's Republic of China, South Korea, Indonesia and Singapore. He was the firm's first Chief Representative in Beijing. He became a partner of the firm in 1994, and returned to the United Kingdom at the end of 1998. Peter is an investor in and a non-executive director of Climate Change Capital, a London-based merchant bank specialising in financing for Clean Power, Clean Technology, Clean Fuels, and Carbon Markets. He also invests personally in a wide range of early-stage businesses characterised by innovation of technology or business model. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Actis, a leading Private Equity investor in Emerging Markets with $3.4bn under management.
In addition to his business interests, Peter is Chairman of Futurebuilders, a UK Cabinet Office-backed fund of &163;125 million established to invest in voluntary and community organizations in England to enhance their capacity to deliver public services. He is a founder and trustee of New Philanthropy Capital a charity that advises donors and funders on how to give more effectively through a combination of independent research and tailored advice; and of Charity Technology Trust, which provides technology services to charities in the UK. He is Chair of the Young Foundation and sits on the Investment Advisory Committee of UnLTD, a government-endowed organisation with a mandate to develop social entrepreneurs and their projects nationwide in the UK. Peter is also a co-Founder of Social Impact International, a social entrepreneur development program, which launched its first project in Hyderabad, India in 2006.