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BVCA | Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services at British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

Leon de Bono is the BVCA's Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services. Before joining the BVCA in 2010 he was the Publishing Director and a member of the team that launched Private Equity News, part of eFinancialNews, which was acquired by Dow Jones in 2007. He began working in the private equity industry with Caspian Media in 2001. He has a BA from University College London and an MA from The Courtauld Institute.

Experience

Assistant Director General and Director of Membership Services

  • British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
  • Total Duration9 yrs 8 mos
  • Dates EmployedApr 2018 – Present
  • Employment Duration1 yr 5 mos
  • Location London, United Kingdom

Director, Commercial Development, Membership Development and Investor Relations

Dates EmployedJan 2010 – Mar 2018 Employment Duration8 yrs 3 mos

Advisor and Shareholder

  • Company Name HOWDY
  • Dates EmployedSep 2016 – Present
  • Employment Duration3 yrs
  • Location Global

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Company Name Private Equity News, Dow Jones

Total Duration6 yrs 7 mos

Publisher

  • Dates EmployedApr 2008 – Jan 2010
  • Employment Duration1 yr 10 mos

Director of Product Sales, Private Equity News

  • Dates EmployedJan 2006 – Mar 2008
  • Employment Duration2 yrs 3 mos
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Product Sales Manager, Founding Team Member, Private Equity News

  • Dates EmployedJul 2003 – Dec 2005
  • Employment Duration2 yrs 6 mos
  • Location London, United Kingdom

Senior Sales and Marketing Executive

  • Company Name Caspian Media Ltd
  • Dates EmployedJan 2001 – Jun 2003
  • Employment Duration2 yrs 6 mos
  • Location London, United Kingdom

Education

Courtauld Institute of Art, U. of London

  • Degree Name Master of Arts - MA Field Of StudyHistory of Art GradeDistinction
  • Dates attended or expected graduation 1998 – 1999

UCL

  • Degree Name Bachelor of Arts - BA Field Of StudyHistory of Art Grade1st
  • Dates attended or expected graduation 1995 – 1998

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