Neeta Patel CBE
NED and Board Advisor, Allianz Technology Trust

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.