Mr. Holley brings to the Open-Silicon broad global experience gained over 20 years of transaction experience in emerging markets in South America, Eastern Europe and the GCC Region, serving in an executive or transaction advisory capacity, including Andersen Consulting Brazil, Ernst & Young, Internet Capital Group, Matterhorn Capital and Dubai Group.
Between 1996 and 2010, Mr. Holley served as Practice Leader, Transaction Advisory at Ernst & Young in the USA and Belgium; was a Founding Team Member and Vice President, Corporate Development at ICG Commerce; CEO at Jasper Asset Management in Dubai; and CEO at Dubai Group Tatweer Capital in Dubai.
Prior to joining Bank Alkhair, Mr. Martin was General Manager, Strategic M&A, at Fortis (based in Brussels and Hong Kong). Mr. Martin began his career with ABN AMRO as a director in the bank’s Corporate Finance division. Between 2004 and 2006, Mr. Martin was a Client Industry Executive at EDS (London). He was responsible for the coverage of key French and Belgian financial institutions, driving financial institutions’ business development in EMEA South and heading up the global banking and capital markets group’s mandate to develop EDS’ future-state strategy. Mr. Martin graduated from the University of Geneva with a BA in Business Administration (1984) and holds an MBA from INSEAD (1989).
Dr. Sherwani co-architected the Intel microprocessor design methodology and environment that has been used in several leading microprocessors. Prior to joining Intel, he worked as a consultant for various telecommunications and computer companies, mainly focusing on ASIC design flow and cell library design to improve time-to-market. He also served as a Professor at Western Michigan University, where his research concentrated on VLSI Physical Design Automation, combinatorics, and graph algorithms.
Dr. Sherwani is the author of textbook on Physical Design, which is widely used as the main textbook at major universities around the world. In addition, he has authored or co-authored three books and over 100 articles on various aspects of Physical Design Automation and ASICs. In the last 15 years, he has been a frequent speaker at DAC, ICCAD, the International Conference on VLSI and other major conferences around the world. Dr. Sherwani received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.