Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of IQ-AI Limited
IQ-AI Limited Snapshot
Jersey based Flying Brands Limited (LSE: FBDU) is a multi brand home shopping group. Founded in 1981, it was admitted to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in 1993. The Group operates the following divisions:
* Gifts (Flying Flowers, the UK's largest flowers by post brand, despatching over 700,000 bouquets a year)
* Garden (Gardening Direct, one of the UK's largest mail order bedding plants and gardening products
operations; Garden Bird Supplies, a leading provider of food and accessories for birds and other wildlife)
* Entertainment (Listen2, the leading mail order audio books, DVD and video publisher and distributor;
Benham, the collectables specialist)
Trevor Brown - Chief Executive Director
Trevor Brown has been appointed Chief Executive Director of Flying Brands. Trevor has been a strategic investor in real estate and equities for more than 30 years. He was most recently a director of Advanced Oncotherapy plc and is currently a director of Feedback plc, Braveheart Investment Group plc and Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited. He has an MBA from Middlesex University where his dissertation ‘Is Small Beautiful in Publishing?’ led to him acquiring the subject company of his study, Free Association Books, where he continues his role as Publishing Director.
Qu Li - Non-Executive Director
Qu Li has been appointed Non-Executive Director of Flying Brands. With over 25 years of experience in international mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, Dr Li has completed turnkey transactions ranging from $5m-$200m and raised more than $300 million over the last 10 years. Dr. Li is the founder and Chairman of China Ventures Ltd, a leading consultancy and venture capital company, specialising in Sino/Western business and offering a wide range of skills associated with international business transactions. Dr. Li relocated to the UK over 20 years ago, where she obtained her Doctorate of Philosophy at Leeds University and then established her business base. She is a qualified engineer and a successful business entrepreneur who has worked on activities related to government, industry and commerce in China, South East Asia, South America, Europe and the US for over 20 years.
Apart from her business commitments, Dr. Li devotes great effort, interest and financial support to the development of young entrepreneurs across the globe. She sits on the advisory board of the Business School of Leeds University and is one of the Leaders in Resident for the post graduates.
Vinod Kaushal - Non-Executive Director
Vinod is a non-executive director on the board of Flying Brands. Vinod is a well-seasoned healthcare industry executive with nearly 30 years’ experience in predominantly commercial and general management roles. He has worked nationally, regionally and globally for a number of blue chip and SME companies.
Having been part of the team which orchestrated the international launch of Losec®/Prilosec® at Astra to its place as the global No. 1 selling pharmaceutical, Vinod was Head of Global Marketing at Novo Nordisk, Senior Vice President Fresenius Kabi, Vice President of Amersham/GE Health’s Neurology business, Vice President at Royal Numico/Danone and CEO of SPL amongst other pivotal roles.
Since leaving Big Pharma, Vinod has recently been focused on entrepreneurial activities with a number of successful SMEs in the Pharma/Healthcare space. With an impressive deal sheet to his name, Vinod has been involved in various IP and business acquisitions. His career has seen him relate to investors on several global stock exchanges and he is an accomplished external speaker. Vinod holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Warwick University and a MBA from Henley Business School.
|Name||Number of Ordinary Shares||% of Issued Unit Capital|
|Trevor Brown (including shares held by Free Association Books)||10,316,696||17.51|
|West Coast Capital Investments||7,559,934||12.83|
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