Lendable welcomes Nick Riley to its investment team, as Director of Investments. Suresh Samuel, Lendable’s Head of Fintech Investments, said “We are very excited to have Nick join us as a senior member of our investment team. He comes with extensive experience in emerging markets, an alignment with our combined impact and commercial investing mandate, and a demonstrated deal execution skill set. We are looking forward to having Nick play a key role across our markets as we continue to grow our portfolio of high-quality, impactful fintechs.”
Nick is passionate about financing solutions for companies providing inclusive financial products to customers that typically have been underserved and inaccessible. Before joining Lendable, he was a senior debt transactor at Standard Bank, with a focus on South African and African financial institutions, most notably, consumer finance and non-bank credit providers. He brings syndicated debt transaction execution experience and has worked with various commercial banks, DFIs and impact investors in structuring and closing bespoke financing solutions. Nick started his career with Deloitte Johannesburg before working in the Investment Banking team at Standard Bank for 10 years and became a qualified Chartered Accountant in South Africa.