Stewart Smith has been a non-executive director of EH Global Capital since inception. Stewart is currently the Chairman of Bravia Capital, which he joined in 2002. Bravia Capital specialises in transportation and logistics businesses as well as asset management. For many years, Bravia has had a close working relationship with HNA and since 2009 Bravia Capital has been a co-investor with and advisor to HNA in a number of overseas acquisitions and ventures.
Prior to joining Bravia Capital, Stewart followed a career in banking in the U.K., latterly with the leading Norwegian bank, DNB Bank, primarily in senior management and also specialising in asset based/structured financings and equipment leasing (1984 – 2001).
Stewart is a non-executive director of several HNA companies in transportation and logistics, including as Chairman of Sinoceanic Shipping Holdings Limited in Bermuda/ Norway, Vice-Chairman of Offshore Heavy Transport AS in Norway, Tip Trailer Services in the Netherlands, Swissport International Ltd. and gategroup Holding AG, both in Switzerland, and Azul SA in Brazil.
During his career, Stewart has held many other directorships in banking, transportation businesses and leasing companies. He holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University in the U.K. and completed the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.