Virgin - A View From The Inside
Cocktail Reception and Discussion at Virgin Management HQ
Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, 43 years in the making, continues to innovate and disrupt established industries. Columbia Business School alumni and their guests are invited to Virgin HQ for a cocktail reception and discussion with Shai Weiss '97, Investment Partner of the Virgin Group and a Founding Partner of Virgin Green Fund.
This is a rare opportunity to get the inside scoop on Branson's family office, its investment strategy, and what stands behind their motto "Making Money and Making a Difference".
About Shai Weiss
Shai Weiss '97 of Virgin Management has extensive private equity, operational and financial expertise gained in a number of senior executive roles with businesses operating in the media and cable industries. He serves on the boards of a number of Virgin Group and VGF I portfolio companies.Prior to Virgin, Shai was with ntl:Telewest (now known as Virgin Media), the UK’s and Europe’s largest cable operator where he was part of the turn-around of ntl with the stock increasing fivefold in 2003. Shai was also behind the merger between Virgin Mobile UK and ntl:Telewest and the re-brand to Virgin Media. At ntl Shai was Managing Director of Consumer Products, responsible for the development and delivery of Internet, telephone and TV for the consumer division, and also the Integration Director for the merger between ntl and Telewest.
Prior to ntl, Shai established the European office of JVP and was a member of Morgan Stanley's hi-tech mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance teams.
Thursday, 31 October, 6:30pm for 7pm start
The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow Road, Paddington W2 6NB