Ian Potter

Ian Potter has served as a director since September 2013. Mr. Potter resides in Singapore and France and brings more than 25 years of international business development, management and operational experience to 8x8. From 1994 until his retirement from Morgan Stanley in 2013, Mr. Potter served the firm in various capacities, including most recently as Managing Director and supervised all aspects of the firm’s commodity business in Asia while serving on a number of internal and external private company boards. During this time, he opened the group’s New Delhi, Shanghai, and Tokyo offices and was responsible for developing the group’s capacity across the region and expanding its product offerings. Mr. Potter is currently a Distinguished Fellow with INSEAD’s Global Private Equity Initiative, a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley and the Managing Partner of Lion City Capital Partners. Mr. Potter began his career in London and New York working for Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. where he contributed to the development of the bank’s interest rate and currency derivatives businesses. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and a BA from Queen’s University in Canada.