1st August 2023
We are delighted to welcome Mehjabeen Patrick to our committed Board.
Mehjabeen’s appointment brings additional investment and finance experience to our established Board as we continue to build our investment and programmatic activity to help ventures deliver equality outcomes throughout society.
Mehjabeen has over 25 years of experience working in finance and investment at a leadership level. She is currently the founding CFO and Investment lead at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s newly created Culture & Creativity initiative, which is working to transform Europe’s cultural and creative sectors by increasing innovation and competitiveness.
Prior to her current role, Mehjabeen served as both Chief Finance Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Creative UK, where she raised multimillion pound funds from the public and private sectors to invest in creative companies. Mehjabeen has also served as the UK representative on the European Commission’s Access to Finance group.
Her passion lies in supporting businesses, helping them to grow, scale and prosper and enabling public and private partnerships to build and flourish. In addition to her day job, Mehjabeen serves on the Board of several organisations and sits on the British Design Fund’s Investment Committee.
Commenting on her appointment, Mehjabeen said, ‘’Social tech, where technology and compassion converge to serve as a catalyst for positive social change, is an area I am deeply interested in and committed to. Naturally, I am thrilled and honoured to join the Board of Social Tech Trust. I am looking forward to working with the talented Board and the team at the Trust to harness the power of technology, innovation and social impact to create a better future for us all. I am excited to bring my investment experience to help make Social Tech Trust an investor of choice in the space.’’
On behalf of the team and Board, Ed Evans, CEO of Social Tech Trust said, “We are really excited to welcome Mehjabeen to our ambitious Board. She brings a wealth of experience and is a passionate advocate for our work supporting overlooked founders to drive social innovation through technology. Mehjabeen’s appointment reflects our commitment to expanding our investment work and she firmly shares our belief that society can benefit when social tech ventures are supported by investment models that are designed for them.”