Silicon Valley Bank UK Expands Into Life Science SectorOctober 07, 2013 Company News
SiliconValley Bank, financial partner to the technology, life science, cleantech,private equity and venture capital industries announced the appointment ofNooman Haque as Director of Life Science in the UK today. The new position and Nooman’sexpertise will strengthen support for the life science and healthcare sectorsin the UK and improve collaboration with businesses and investors acrossborders.
Nooman’s background is in healthcareand financial services, having most recently worked for London based venturecapital firm, Committed Capital. Prior to that, he worked for SanabilInvestments, leading the investment team with a focus on healthcare andfinancial services.
Over the course of his career, Noomanhas been involved in $700m worth of transactions in the healthcare sector,including pharma, medtech and clinical services. His experience extends acrossdifferent products and includes advisory work. He also serves as an advisor tothe Impetus Trust, a charity applying venture capital principles tophilanthropy.
Commenting on his appointment, Noomansaid: “I’m thrilled to be joining Silicon Valley Bank and to be working with someof the most compelling technology businesses in the world. The UK is home toworld-class expertise in life science and I’m excited at the prospect ofworking with these innovative businesses. Together with the proven experienceof our life science team in the US, Silicon Valley Bank is ideally positionedto assist our clients. ”
Erin Lockwood, Managing Director ofCommercial Banking for Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch, said: “As we continueto grow our UK presence, we are expanding our efforts to contribute to thesuccess of businesses in the life science sector, in addition to a variety oftechnology industries. Nooman’s relevant experience and knowledge in this area isa valuable asset, and we welcome his contributions.”
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