Michael Berman has the background of a successful entrepreneur involved in early stage technology companies, initially with two of his own, and subsequently helping others to build flourishing and valuable businesses.

He is also a passionate musician with many years experience as a choral conductor; and in 2002 he was one of the founders of Southbank Sinfonia, now in its thirteenth year, which provides an intensive one year orchestral experience for graduate musicians as a bridge to the profession. Michael Berman was awarded a CBE for Music and Entrepreneurship in the 2013 New Year honours list.

Michael is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School and has a Doctorate in Engineering.