The 4th son of the 6th Marquis of Salisbury and a member of one of England’s most prominent families. A career military officer with distinction in the British Armed Forces, Lord Valentine held executive roles within NATO and the Ministry of Defence regarding Europe and Africa. Following retirement, Lord Valentine along with brother, Lord Michael, purchased Wilken Telecommunications Limited, in Kenya. During their ownership period, Wilken founded AfSat Communications Limited and Lord Valentine was instrumental in growing AfSat into Africa’s leading satellite-based Internet service provider with customers in 21 African countries and was instrumental in its sale to Mweb in South Africa, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Naspers Limited. Lord Valentine is a passionate believer in blockchain and disruptive technologies.