Profile

Director

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Martin Elling joined Lenta Ltd as a non-executive Director in 2011.

Board Committees: Capital Expenditure

Experience: Martin started his career with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization where he worked for 11 years as a financial analyst and economist mostly on World Bank agribusiness and infrastructure. He then joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‘EBRD’), where he was responsible for agribusiness, financial services and energy investments in Ukraine, Romania and Russia. In 1997, Martin left the EBRD to concentrate on investment opportunities in agribusiness, leasing and B2B services in Ukraine and Russia, achieving two successful exits in Ukraine and one in Russia.

Other roles: Martin advises a number of companies on restructuring and corporate governance. He also occasionally advises the African Parks Foundation on the operational strategy of individual national parks.

Qualifications: Martin holds an Economics degree from the University of Amsterdam and a postgraduate degree from the University of Wageningen.