People: 8x8 Inc (EGHT.O)
30 Sep 2016
Mr. Ian Potter is Independent Director of the company, since September 17, 2013. He brings more than 25 years of international business development, management and operational experience to 8x8. He was most recently a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley & Co. in Singapore, having moved there in 1994 to establish the firm's commodities trading and risk management business across Asia. Mr. Potter is currently a Distinguished Fellow with INSEAD's Global Private Equity Initiative, a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley and the Managing Partner of Lion City Capital Partners. From 1994 until his retirement from Morgan Stanley in 2013, he supervised all aspects of the firm's commodity business in Asia while serving on a number of internal and external private company boards. During this time, he opened the group's New Delhi, Shanghai, and Tokyo offices and was responsible for developing the group's capacity across the region and expanding its product offerings. Morgan Stanley's Japanese and Chinese offices were the first of their type to be established and required interaction and support from local enterprises, regulators and authorities. Mr. Potter began his career in London and New York working for Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. where he contributed to the development of the bank's interest rate and currency derivatives business. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and a BA from Queen's University in Canada.
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