Who is Jerome Booth?
Exaro bills itself as 'holding power to account' at a time when mainstream media has lost its appetite for investigative journalism.
Apparently according to the Guardian
"City entrepreneur Jerome Booth, whose personal wealth is estimated at £190million, has paid £10million to take control of telecoms company New Call.
Booth has said he will use the group, which has about 750,000 residential customers in Britain, to go on an acquisition spree targeting 35 other British telecom tiddlers for possible takeover.
New Call owns Planet Talk and Rate Buster, a low cost international calls service, and is based in Burnley, London and New Delhi. It was founded in 2010 when chief executive Nigel Eastwood led a management buyout of the firm from its US parent. It expects revenue to exceed £20 million over the next 12 months.
Booth, formerly of fund manager Ashmore Group will become chairman of New Call."
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Jerome Booth, or Dr Jerome Booth, as he prefers to be called, is according to his own website,
"a well-known economist, entrepreneur, investor, commentator and leading expert on emerging markets."
"He established New Sparta Limited in 2013, through which he manages his more active investments. These include controlling interests in a number of companies in insurance, telecoms, film, journalism, and publishing." SEE BELOW:
Dr Jerome Booth is a well-known economist, entrepreneur, investor, commentator and leading expert on emerging markets.
He established New Sparta Limited in 2013, through which he manages his more active investments. These include controlling interests in a number of companies in insurance, telecoms, film, journalism, and publishing. These companies are CBC UK, New Call Telecom, ExaroNews, Walpole Holdings, New Sparta Films, Icon Film Distribution UK and IO Entertainment.
In 2013 he retired from Ashmore Group, a world leading emerging markets asset management group he helped establish in 1999 in a Management Buy-Out from ANZ Bank. Prior to ANZ he worked in the Strategic Planning unit of the Inter-American Development Bank from 1991-4 in Washington, D.C. Appointments before that include Lecturer in Economics at Christ Church, Oxford, a consultancy business advising on aid issues, and a position in the mid-1980s in her Majesty’s Department of Trade and Industry.
Jerome has a D.Phil and an M.Phil in Economics from Oxford University as well as a B.Sc in Geography from Bristol University. He was more recently (2008) awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration (D.B.A.) from Anglia Ruskin University.
Non-Executive Roles/Other Interests
- Governor, Anglia Ruskin University.
- Visiting Professor in the Practice of Investment Management, Faculty of Finance, Cass Business School.
- Chairman, The Fitzwilliam Museum Development Trust.
- Deputy Chairman, Britten Sinfonia.
- Council Member, The Royal Philharmonic Society.
- Amateur singer and Double Bass player.
- Vice President of the Essex Community Foundation