Kevin Lester Co-CEO, Validus Risk Management Kevin has over a decade of corporate risk management experience, as both a practitioner and a consultant. Previously the Head of Risk Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (FX and Commodities) at Rio Tinto Alcan, he also has several years of corporate treasury experience with Dow Chemical and Avery Dennison. Kevin holds an MBA from McGill University, certificates in International Treasury Management and Financial Mathematics and Modelling from the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), and is a member of the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association (PRMIA). He is the contributing editor for Risk Management at GT News, the leading global treasury management knowledge resource.
Retired electrical engineer with 30+ years experience in designing instrumentation and switching power supplies. I understand ICEs, electric motors and electrical grid transmission. General Physics background.
I worked for many years in the semiconductor equipment business in Austin, Texas.
semiconductor = silicon. Austin = silicon hills. Hence "siliconhillbilly".
Sorry, no black or missing teeth :-)
I joined Seeking Alpha as a Senior Editor in June 2012, and left to pursue other opportunities in late 2016. I managed the Dividends, Income & Retirement and Expert Insight platforms. D&I focuses on income investment strategies and dividend investment-focused content for investors from the accumulation stage to retirement. The purpose of Expert Insight is to expand and elevate the quality of Seeking Alpha's content by including articles from an industry insider's point of view, designed to help investors make more informed decisions as they consider specific sectors and trends within those sectors for their investing strategies, e.g., utilities or technology. Expert Insight articles offer more of a macro, 30,000-foot-view that goes beyond investment analysis or stock recommendations. I also curated the Dividends & Income Digest, a bi-weekly publication that takes a look at a question that is compelling and relevant to the community, showcases the responses of DI thought leaders, and serves as a round-up of top DI articles. I have a particular interest in retirement-related content, particularly with regard to using a dividend strategy to create a steady income stream for those golden years.
Chartered Accountant, tracking forex insight, mainly AFX, and BFX. Specifically keen to optimise GBP/AUD, upto October 2018. Only doing one pair,regularly purchasing AUD.
Not a blogger,no need to promote my company, enjoy SA and Business Spectator.
I have degrees in philosophy, political science and business. Started investing for myself about 6 years ago. Primarily oriented towards energy investments, including innovations which will reduce energy consumption.