David Stewart Howitt David Stewart Howitt (UK) is the executive chairman of Castle European Estates, a specialist emerging markets asset management company focusing on the transition economies of eastern Europe. He has been actively involved in transition and emerging Europe for over 15 years, including working for organisations as diverse as the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he was responsible for implementation of policy aimed at the restoration of all property to their rightful owners. He is intimately familiar with property rights and land issues throughout the region and has also dealt with market and political reform processes whilst working for the European Commission. Fluent in Serbo-Croatian, David is recognised as an expert on the region and is a regular speaker on transition, investment and real estate in the region. On returning to the UK in 2000 he worked for a period for the London School of Economics and Political Science before becoming a founding director of Emerging Markets Advisory Corp Ltd (EMAC), a specialist emerging markets fund management company. He left EMAC in 2008 to become Castle European Estates' full-time Executive Chairman. David is one of ESI's founding members.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com