William Stonor, working closely with his father Lord Camoys, established his China focused businesses in 2009 which led to the creation of Ilex Partners in 2012 to focus on corporate advisory services in China. Previously William spent eight years working as a British diplomat in the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. This included almost three years living in India. William also worked in private equity for three years with 3i plc, Europe’s largest private equity company, as well as Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).  He lived in Beijing from 2010 to 2015. William is also a specialist on Nepal, having spent several years living and working in the Himalayas and is a trustee of the UK Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal. He has a B.A. Honours Degree in Modern History from Manchester University.

William Stonor(CEO)