The Team

Our motivation is to build valuable companies that contribute to global sustainability and the improvement of human well-being.

Robert Rickman

Robert Rickman
Partner

Robert Rickman is Partner of Rockley Group and primarily responsible for investment analysis of target companies, negotiation of investment and disposal terms, administration of the Group’s funds and investor communications.

Robert is and has been a director of listed and unlisted companies worldwide.  These have included Schroder's UK Mid Cap Investment Trust plc, Carclo plc a diversified engineering group with operations worldwide, regulated specialist fund manager FIM Services Ltd and of Bookham Technology plc. Robert holds MA and MSc degrees from the University of Oxford.

Dr Yanong Ning

Dr Yanong Ning
Partner

Dr Yanong Ning, Partner, Rockley Group. He is responsible for the generation and management of transactions in China. Yanong has had a wide ranging career in sales, marketing and business development in the optical telecoms industry in the Asia Pacific region. He has extensive experience in fibre optics and sensor technology businesses in the UK, China, Asia and the USA.  Yanong holds research fellowships at the University of Kent and City University, London.

Dr Ning graduated from Xian Jiaotong University, China in early 1982.  He holds a BSc degree in Physics and a PhD in Measurement and Instrumentation from City University, UK.

Zhongwei Xu

Zhongwei Xu
Partner

Zhongwei Xu, Partner, Rockley Group is responsible for investment management and execution. With proven experience and success in various cross border M&A and fund raising activities, he also provides financial and strategic advice to customers worldwide.

Zhongwei holds a BA degree in Management from Shanghai University and an MSc Degree in Economics and Finance from University of Bath. He is a CFA charter holder.

 

Dr Andrew Rickman OBE

Dr Andrew Rickman OBE
Partner

Dr Andrew Rickman OBE is a Partner of Rockley Group and primarily responsible for the identification, nurturing and negotiation of deal flow opportunities.

Andrew was previously founder, CEO and Chairman of Bookham Inc., which he grew from a start-up to world no 2 in optical communications components, floated on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. He is now chairman of venture backed companies in the UK, USA and China and specialises in co-founding and guiding technology companies focused on large and timely markets.

Andrew holds a mechanical engineering degree from Imperial College London, a PhD in Photonics from Surrey University and an MBA from Cranfield University. In 2000, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Millennium Honours list for services to the telecommunications industry. He is a visiting professor at the Shanghai Institute for Microsystems and Information Technology (SIMIT) and a technical advisor, Nantong Optoelectronics Engineering Center, Nantong. 

Max Lu

Max Lu
Associate

Max Lu is an Analyst at Rockley Group, and supports M&A, capital raising and private equity transactions for emerging growth companies.

Based in Shanghai he is involved in all aspects of originating and executing transactions, including corporate and industry research, financial modelling and analysis, company valuation, identification of business development opportunities, due diligence, preparation of marketing and presentation materials, and identification of corporate and financial buyers and investors.  Max gained experience in a venture capital and financial advisory firm that mainly focused on artificial intelligence, smart hardware and pan-entertainment. Max also received Bachelor of Science in Finance & International Politics from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.