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7 February @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMT
The E2E Ambassadors Club Reception
Tuesday, 7 February 2023
E2E will be hosting an exclusive reception for E2E Ambassadors – Premium Members only.
Join us to increase your connectivity and socialise with our extraordinary community of Business Leaders, Founders, Non-Executive Directors and Investors.
Please click on this RSVP link to register, we would be delighted to see you at the reception.
Meet your guest speaker
Meet your Hosts
Shalini Khemka CBE
Shalini founded E2E (www.e2exchange.com) in 2011, where is the Chief Executive and serves on itsBoard.
E2E has developed into an exciting and ground-breaking powerhouse of entrepreneurs, investors, non-execs, and SME focussed corporate organisations.
Its mission is to develop the largest and most active entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UK to enable extraordinary entrepreneurship.
E2E’s current community consists of 24K SMEs who contribute £230bn in turnover to the UK economy and employ 1.15 million people.
E2E has built one platform focused on making extraordinary connections for Founders, raising capital for high growth businesses, securing talent and world class NEDs. As a part of this E2E champions entrepreneurship through access to human capital, corporate services, investment capital and creates peer-to-peer communities.
Shalini is a member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board and, alongside Baroness Kramer she is on the Supervisory Committee of Kriya (formerly Market Finance), one of the UK’s leading Fintech firms.
She is a Fellow of Burton and South Derbyshire College and believes that turning knowledge into wisdom is the elixir of life.
As former Chair of the Business Action Council’s Job Retention Scheme Committee, Shalini led the recommendation of policy changes to No.10 Downing Street and the Government. Her work during COVID-19 played a major role in the introduction of the UK Bounce Back Loans scheme, the introduction of Flexi-Furlough and Short Time Working Directive introduced in 2020.
In March 2021, both Shalini and E2E were commended at the House of Lords for their work on the Capital Gains Tax deliberations.
In March 2022 Shalini became the Chairman deisngate of Funding Focus Investment Trust PLC, which is a new investment fund, currently in the process of being listed on the London Stock Exchange to provide equity financing for women and under-represented entrepreneurs.
From April 2022 Shalini became a Member of The Advisory Board for Globant’s Bekind Tech Fund. A venture fund that helps global start-ups in developing products focused on creating tech for social good.
Prior to establishing E2E, Shalini was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and historically, she ran the Group’s ‘plain vanilla’ International Trade Finance business.
In 1999, Shalini co-founded the world’s first online ‘bank to bank’ trade finance company. She was a Management Accountant at Deutsche Bank and worked in various finance related roles for Bankers Trust, NatWest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.
In 2022, Shalini was awarded a The Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to entrepreneurship.