Johnny Hewett has been chief executive of private equity firm Smedvig Capital since founding it with Peter Smedvig in 1996.
Prior to Smedvig Capital, he spent three years at Bain & Company, working on a range of strategic and operational issues in a variety of sectors. His career began in investment banking where he spent six years in equity capital markets for Hill Samuel and later NatWest Markets.
He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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