The Aydon UK team - Curriculum Vitae

Aydon ConsultantsPeter Guinsberg
Aydon Group Chairman

Peter is a qualified solicitor first admitted in South Africa and then called to the Bar at Grays Inn London as a Barrister. Whilst a solicitor, Peter was a partner in a firm representing South Africa's leaders in mining, insurance and banking. During this time he gained an intimate knowledge of internal corporate operations in these industries. Peter has been involved in marketing and export consultancy since 1972, including 10 years as a senior Director in a company specialising in bespoke heavy transmission product design and manufacture

Professional Qualifications
Dip. Law - University of Witwatersrand
Barrister at Law - Grays Inn London
Jurisdictions Admitted
Supreme Court of South Africa
Relevant Experience Partner, Deneys Reitz Attorneys
International trade agreements.
Commercial and Industrial law.
Insurance law.

Commercial experience
Director of overseas subsidiaries and General Manager of quoted UK PLC turning over £200 million per annum in international trade.
Director of group providing consultancy on international marketing, trade finance and logistics.

International experience
International trade negotiations at government and senior Director level in Iran, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, U.A.E, Qatar, Nigeria and Ghana.
Represented quoted mining group in negotiations for overseas investment.
Negotiated overseas trade facilities for major groups as Director of a UK based Merchant Bank.
Managed large trade facilities for major overseas importing group including financing logistics, export documentation and shipment.
Managed marketing programmes for UK and overseas groups including Hawker Siddley, G.E.C, T.I. Group, Delaval Stork, Howden compressors, Houchins, resulting in multi-million dollar export contracts with Iran, South Africa, Nigeria and others.

Oil and Gas
Director of UK based engineering group designing and supplying multi-million dollar (75 million) turnkey contracts to the Oil & Gas Industry in Iran, Qatar and Indonesia.
Director of a UK based procurement group specialising in supply to the international Oil & Gas Industry. Manufacturing
Director of company designing and manufacturing bespoke heavy transmission equipment to blue chip customers in the UK and abroad.