Samir Desai, Funding Circle

As a Co-founder and CEO of Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending marketplace, Samir is responsible for strategy, finance and managing the day to day operations. Samir has worked extensively in financial services over a number of years. Prior to co-founding Funding Circle, Samir was an Executive at Olivant, a private equity investor in financial services businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.