John Cutts


John Cutts is Chief Executive and Founder of Pall Mall Capital Limited. Over 25 years in the business, John has a wealth of experience as an international investment banker. After starting work as an engineer at Rolls Royce and a period in European property asset management, he joined Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank and worked with George Loudon (who is now non-Executive Chairman of Pall Mall Capital) before becoming Managing Director & Head of Corporate Finance at EBC Amro Bank in 1985.

Following a period as Executive Director of European Mergers & Acquisitions at Samuel Montagu & Co, John was appointed Head of European Corporate Finance at the WestLB Group. After joining Pall Mall Capital in 2000, John acquired and recapitalised the company in 2001 together with George Loudon as the non-Executive Chairman. John’s transactional experience covers a broad generalist spectrum. He is a member of the Board of the company that owns the Kempinksi-managed Atlantic Hotel in Hamburg and the Forsthaus Gravenbruch near Frankfurt. He also sits on the Supervisory Board of Estavis AG, Berlin that Pall Mall Capital helped to float in 2007 and is a director of Sameer Telekom Holdings BV following the sale of Kencell, Kenya’s second largest mobile telephone business, to Celtel.

He is also a long-standing adviser of Multimedia Polska, Poland’s second largest cable operator that he helped to float in 2006. John was Chairman of TIE Holdings NV, a Dutch publicly-listed software company that he helped to refinance and stayed with until the company was fully restored to health. John has a degree from the University of Sussex and a MBA with distinction from INSEAD (France) and is fluent in English, German, French and Dutch. He also sits on INSEAD’s Endowment Committee and International Council. He is married and has four daughters.

What does Integrity Action mean to me?

"A proactive constructive approach to:

  1. Demonstrate by example how people at every level of society can and should prosper without corruption and
  2. Use modern technology and practices to measure the benefits of avoiding corruption in development." - December 2015