Funding London announces three new Board members

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Funding London CEO, Maggie Rodriguez-Piza, have announced the appointment of three new additions to the Funding London Board.

Joining the existing Funding London Board are entrepreneur and technology investor, Praveen Paranjothi, the founder of Start-up Europe India Network, the tech-corridor part of the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020; Marion Bernard is the UK Managing Director of ‘The Firmament Group’, and previously Regional Director in London for the ‘Business Growth Fund’; and Marguerite McMahon, is an experienced professional in long term sustainable finance in a wide range of sectors from SMEs to large corporates.

The new board members bring a wealth of experience in areas such a start-ups/scale-ups, SME lending, angel investing and venture capital.

Maggie Rodriguez-Piza, CEO of Funding London and co-founder of LCIF, said: “All three of our newest Board members embody the spirit of the SME ecosystem here in London. They bring additional talent, expertise and energy to an already vibrant and enthusiastic Board. We are very fortunate to have Praveen, Marion and Marguerite join our Board as we continue to strengthen our support for the SME community’

Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Praveen, Marguerite and Marion to the Funding London Board. I’m confident their combined experience and insight will make a huge contribution to an already impressive board.”