Our Senior Team

ED OGDEN
Managing Director

Ed was appointed Managing Director of Knox Capital Solutions in 2015 and, with more than 30 years of senior manager banking experience, he has extensive and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Corporate Finance and Banking.

Ed started his career in 1985 in Midland Bank, rising rapidly through the management structure and, following its acquisition by HSBC, he held a series of highly successful senior manager positions in the UK, including area director, Head of corporate and commercial banking centres, regional retail director. Latterly he held the position of HSBC Island Director, corporate and commercial, in the Isle of Man. A qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ed has also attended both London and Warwick Business Schools to develop further his management and business skills. Since moving to the Isle of Man in 2007 to become HSBC Island Director, he has held positions in the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and the Vice-President position of the Isle of Man Bankers’ Association.

Ed and his experienced team have helped many clients to secure the funding they require and welcome the opportunity to discuss your funding requirements in confidence.

 

ALEC CHOHAN
Senior Manager – Commercial Finance

Alec joined Knox Capital Solutions in June 2017 following 20 years of experience working within the banking sector.  During this time Alec has worked in a range of senior management roles for Barclays, HSBC and most recently for Metro Bank, and has built up a comprehensive range of professional contacts in addition to a large number of bank lenders.

Alec has extensive experience within the SME/Commercial/Corporate banking sector, assisting customers/companies to achieve their aims and objectives. He also has considerable experience in securing debt financing for customers within their respective markets and sectors.

Alec will be based in our London offices, and is focused on providing customers with an excellent level of service ensuring that they get the deal that is right for them on each occasion.

 

OLIVER LAWLOR
Commercial Finance Manager

Joining the KCS team in the spring of 2017 London based Oliver  has a professional financial services career that spans 18 years.  Working his way up to a senior management positions in Rabo Group, RBS Group and in Corporate Finance, NAMA (an National Treasury of Ireland Agency), Oliver predominately manages debt structures and restructures on large real estate portfolios.

In 2015 Oliver made his move to London from Ireland as he wanted a new challenge whilst expanding his network. It was here Oliver took up a Director level position within Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG managing a large real estate portfolio of syndicated debt throughout Central & Eastern Europe. More recently, Oliver has been a consultant working Client-side as their Financial Director, shaping the business to get to the next level through funding and implementing internal structures.

Oliver will bring this experience to the fore with KCS and will add value to both the business and clients through his product knowledge and understanding of their needs.

 

RAM KAKAR
Commercial Finance Manager

Ram joined Knox Capital Solutions in May 2018 after seven years in the banking sector. During his tenure, Ram has worked in multiple commercial management positions with Lloyds Bank and Metro Bank. With his combined experience from both banks, he has gained extensive knowledge in Real Estate debt financing.

Ram has a wide range of experience within the SME/Commercial and Corporate banking sector, generating new business and creating long lasting relationships with all his clients as well as professional contacts. During his time at Metro Bank, he specialised in real estate financing as well as debt restructuring for clients within multiple business sectors.

Ram is based in our offices in Mayfair and will use his experience and contacts to ensure the right outcome for the client is reached in every single deal.

 

ERIC LEE
Commercial Finance Manager

Eric joined Knox Capital Solutions in May 2018 and is an experienced Manchester based banking manager. Over the last 18 years Eric progressed to  senior manager roles within HSBC, RBS and most recently Bank of China’s Commercial and Corporate Banking teams. Eric is multilingual and can speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

With Eric’s in-depth knowledge of international trade, he has helped many businesses to fulfill their growth targets with the help of assets based lending (Invoice discount) and structured trade finance products. An example of a recent case he recently completed was a credit facility for an US registered trading business.

Eric also has extensive experience in property lending, helping single or serial investors to acquire their assets, and will use his experience to find clients the funding to meet their needs from our panel of carefully selected lenders.