Sebastian Nokes is a partner in Aldersgate Partners LLP, an advisory firm and placement agency, which he founded almost twenty years ago. He is a British citizen, was born in Kong Kong, and has Turkic genes from his mother's side. Sebastian has advised many private sector and government organizations on starting up and financing new ventures, and on improving
operations that are not performing well. He has also advised on the financing of several restaurant deals in Dubai, and is currently advising on a boutique restaurant, hotel and lifestyle brand in London, particularly on expansion from a London footprint to a worldwide brand. Before Aldersgate he worked for IBM and Credit Suisse First Boston. He was educated at London
University (Birkbeck College, Imperial College and London Business School), aking a BA (Hons) Philosophy and MSc Finance. Financial Times Prentice Hall has published several of his books, and he has been a series editor for the same publisher. Besides English he speaks French, and can read Arabic and Russian. Time permitting, he hopes one day to learn Turkish.