The Late Timothy BEARDSON

  • Honorary Global Advisory Board Chairman

“Deciding to work with nature is one of the best ways of ensuring we don’t work against nature.”

Timothy Beardson founded Crosby, a renowned investment bank in Asia. Under Timothy’s leadership, the bank expanded to 24 offices from New York to Beijing, with an annual transaction volume of USD 20bn. Due to Crosby’s remarkable track record in Asian equity finance and global presence, the bank took part in starting the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Timothy sold the bank in stages during the period 1996-1999. Given Crosby’s performance, Timothy was described by the media as “the leading English entrepreneur in Hong Kong during the latter part of the twentieth century”.

Timothy had been frequently invited to address the World Economic Forum at Davos, and also Chinese governmental organisations, the Global India Business Meetings, and universities and business schools such as Oxford, Yale and Peking University. He also briefed military institutions, central banks and corporate boards. As an active investor, Timothy was passionate about coaching young entrepreneurs and was engaged in charitable work alongside being the Honorary Chairman of the China Oxford Scholarship Fund.

Timothy earned an MA Honours in History from Oxford University.