Aekta Patel

Aekta Mahajan

Aekta Patel

Head of Venture Capital Unit at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

Aketa Mahajan is currently Head of Venture Capital Unit at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), responsible for bringing investments from Venture Capital firms, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Family Offices and Ultra High Net Worth individuals to fund British companies. She previously lead on a range of government priorities for the Cabinet office. After graduating from King’s College London with a First Class Honours degree in Business Management, she joined Accenture’s Management Consulting program; followed by stints at Deutsche Bank and the Home Office. She is also the Co-Founder of Young Asian Social Enterprise (YASE), a unique social enterprise scheme that strives to empower young people, particularly from Britain’s ethnic minority communities, to be able to achieve their academic and career aspirations. Aekta was identified as Management Today’s top “35 women under 35” in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards.