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Leadership and Staff

Peter Smitham Chair
Director, Actis
Director, Freescale Semiconductor

Peter Smitham is Chairman of the Board and chairs the Finance and Investment Committee. He became a Director of Atlantic in 2004.

Mr. Smitham is a former Partner and Chairman of Permira Partners Ltd. (formerly Schroder Ventures), a leading global private equity fund manager.

Previously, Mr. Smitham spent many years working with high-growth electronics companies. He was Chief Operating Officer at ITT Electronic Services, Managing Director at Jermyn Holdings and Chief Executive Officer of Lex Services Group’s European operations. Currently, he is a Director of Actis, an emerging markets private equity firm. He is also a Director of Freescale Semiconductors, based in Texas. He is a former Director of Marie Stopes International.

Mr. Smitham received his B.Sc. in Geography and Economics from Swansea University in Wales and a degree in Business and Management from Salford University in England, and attended the Senior Executive Program at Stanford Business School in California.