Neeta Patel CBE
Neeta was, until May 2022, CEO at The Centre for Entrepreneurs, which supports UK entrepreneurs through independent research, networks and entrepreneur communities. It also runs the NEF+ programme which is the UK’s leading development programme for first time founders.
She is currently a Non- Executive Director at the FTSE 250- listed Allianz Technology Trust and at Albion Venture Capital Trust. She is a mentor and a board adviser to numerous start-ups led by young entrepreneurs. She was previously an Entrepreneur-Mentor-In-Residence at London Business School, a board adviser at Tech London Advocates and a board member of City Ventures, City University.
She has over 35 years of experience in the corporate and startup world, spanning financial services, media & publishing, education and private equity advisory.
She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s honours in October 2020 for services to technology and entrepreneurship.