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Origo Partners appoints non-executive vice chairman

Origo Partners has appointed Shonaid Jemmett-Page as a non-executive director and vice chairman of the company with immediate effect.

She succeeds Christopher Jemmett as vice chairman who will become senior independent director of the company.
Jemmett-Page (pictured), a chartered accountant, has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive working in private equity, consumer goods and financial services in Asia and the developing world. She also has considerable board level experience and is currently a non-executive director of Amlin, Close Brothers Group, GKN and APR Energy. Previously she was a non-executive director at Havelock Europa between 2008 and 2010.
Between 2009 and 2012, she was chief operating officer at CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution. She was responsible for the company’s systems and procedures relating to risk management, financial control and adherence to environmental, social and governance standards. She also led the relationship with the UK government, and was a member of the investment committee.
Jemmett-Page was global senior vice president finance and information at Unilever between 2000 and 2008 where she sat on the Asian board which oversaw the integration of Unilever’s Asian operations into a unified regional business, whilst ensuring that Asia remained the fastest growing and most profitable region for Unilever.

Prior to joining Unilever, Jemmett-Page was a partner at KPMG where she established and led KPMG’s regulatory advisory unit advising global financial institutions on all aspects of financial regulation.

Chris Rynning, chief executive of Origo, says: “I am delighted to welcome Shonaid to our board. Her international corporate expertise, her extensive knowledge of working and investing in developing markets and her board experience will be a great asset to our board and we look forward to working with her. I am also delighted that Christopher will remain on the board as our senior independent director, which will enable him to continue to make a contribution to the board and ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.”

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