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Ken Olisa: entrepreneur, philanthropist and good governance advocate

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Not every technology entrepreneur has a coat of arms. But Ken Olisa is not the usual City grandee. With pride he shows the Olisa heraldic shield – a medieval-style crest with a design of red diamonds and green stars crowned by a red lion, and the motto “Do Well, Do Good”.

The motto fits perfectly with his philosophy that successful businesses should give something back. Olisa, 61, is the founder and chairman of Restoration Partners, a merchant bank that provides advice to technology firms. He is also a philanthropist with a keen interest in education, and he wants to force reform of how the City of London does business, demolishing the gentleman’s club-style boardroom culture and opening up companies to greater scrutiny. Continue Reading

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