Derrick is a UK Graduate in Business and Finance.
With 30 years’ experience as a Senior Corporate Operations professional, Derrick has had a successful career with blue chip international organisations serving clients globally, throughout the UK, US, Europe and MENA region.
Derrick has been living and working in the Middle East since 1999 and prior being a Partner and Founder in OAK, held senior positions with global institutions in Consulting as well as Investment Banking.
He has been accountable for strategic growth from inception of companies to aligning and reengineering key operational strategies, working with Public and Private entities as well as corporate professionals. As a Senior Corporate Services professional, with a strategic and commercial focus, his key competencies lay in strategy, leadership, relationship management, influencing and communication skills, which underpin his role as OAK’s Chief Operating Officer.