Born in London, Stuart attended Oxford and immediately joined Citibank in 1975. After a couple of years he had his first 'international posting' to Edinburgh and then started his global run around. Crisis management assignments followed in Nairobi, Cairo, Oslo and Milan interspersed with recovery in Athens and Paris. For 5 years he joined the cigar smoking leveraged buyout kings only to discover the glories of restructuring. In 1995 he set up Citibank in Moscow and then spent two years in the sun in Puerto Rico. From 2000 on, he found a way back to Moscow and ended up running banks for oligarchs and HSBC. 3 years ago he Joined EY and started teaching leadership, successful failure and strategic risk at Russian, British and American universities. He is immensely proud of his son Alexander, who now beats him easily at chess and is set to continue the globetrotting.