Alex is Partner at Oakley Capital. He joined Oakley in 2007 and has over 19 years of private equity investment and operational experience Alex’s focus at Oakley is primarily on deal origination, execution, portfolio management and realisation.
Alex began his career at GE Capital in 1995 before being seconded to Advent International for two years as Associate Director. He subsequently joined Henderson Private Capital as Principal. Alex joined Oakley in 2007 from Wharfedale Capital where he was a Partner involved in purchasing secondary assets.
Alex holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economic History from Union College, New York
Sam is a Director at Oakley Capital. He joined Oakley in 2015 and focuses primarily on deal origination, execution and portfolio management. During his time at Oakley, Sam has worked on Oakley’s investments in Career Partner Group, Schülerhilfe and Inspired and Time Out Markets.
Prior to joining Oakley, Sam was Speechwriter and Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. He previously worked in a number of finance positions in HM Treasury, including as senior adviser responsible for coordinating the government’s £40bn annual capital budget.
Sam holds an MA (Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.
Graduated from the Marine Engineering College in Toensberg, Norway in 1978. Served as marine engineer on oil tankers and gas carriers for Sig. Bergesen, Oslo 1974 - 1982.
Joined Norcontrol to participate in the development and marketing of their newly developed Engine Room simulators. Was responsible for marketing and sales of all Norcontrol maritime training simulators from 1984 to –87.
Was appointed Managing Director of Norcontrol Simulation in 1987 and managed the Norcontrol group of companies from 1988 to 1995.
Managed the Marine Division of Simrad ASA, Norway 1995 to 1997.
In 1996 he established Seagull AS together with financial partner Bjoern L.G. Braathen a company with which he still spends most of his time. Seagull AS has delivered training systems and training administration systems to some 8000 ships world-wide.
In addition to his duties for Ocean Technologies Group, Oscar serves as a non-executive director for a number of marine and IT based companies.
Roger Ringstad is Non-Executive Director of Ocean Technologies Group, coming from the role as Managing Director of Seagull Maritime AS. Roger has extensive experience in developing competence management systems, assessment methods and leadership training within the maritime industry working together with industry leading ship owners and managers. Roger is educated Master Mariner, and served as Chief Officer when he joined Seagull in 1999. Was responsible for Sales and Marketing until 2002 when he was appointed Managing Director.
Non-Executive Chairman of Ocean Technologies Group, Peter Ryan has had a successful 37 year international career in technology encompassing all dimensions of the industry including software, services, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure. Over the last 10 years, Peter has held roles such as Chief Sales Officer with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Chief Client Officer at Logica plc and Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services with Sun Microsystems Inc and Chairman Of The Nomination Committee at Computacenter.. After starting his career at the Home Office, Peter undertook various senior management roles with Aspect Development Inc, Parametric Technology Ltd, IBM (UK) Ltd and ICL plc.
Manish Singh is the Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Technologies Group with over 25 years of Maritime experience, of which ~12 years in group executive roles in private equity backed services businesses.
In that time, he has delivered manifold growth in equity value, through business mix and operating model refinements, along with strong organic growth aided by strategic partnerships and
acquisitions of complementary marine services businesses. He brings an extensive industry network and on-the ground experience with stakeholders across all maritime regions and cultures.