Peter Allen

Peter has more than 35 years of management experience working in large multinational corporations, as a founder of a venture backed start up business and as the CEO of a high tech public company

His background includes:

Leadership of a $2.5B optoelectronic component business supplying lasers, optical receivers and passive components to world market. Multi location with more than 4000 employees

Led restructuring projects following an acquisition that included closure of businesses ,and divestment of non core activities

Multiple global M&A acquisitions ranging for sub $10M to more than $3.5B

Founder of a venture start up addressing optical solutions for long haul optical networking including optical switching and control plane capabilities. VC’s were all silicon valley based.

Led another company from Venture based start up to separate public listings on TSX and NASDAQ

Experienced in Telecom, Wireless and Optical technology businesses as well as having spent some time in the Automotive industry

Practised in global markets with more than $1B of revenues in North America, EMEA , India and Japan. Establish a Joint Venture in India.

Peter has lived an worked in Europe, Africa and North America. He is both a UK and Canadian citizen and divides his time between Ottawa, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.