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Sheila Patel, the former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, joins the board of Antler.

Sheila Patel, a Goldman Sachs veteran, has joined the board of Antler. Patel has three decades of experience in financial asset management and has established herself as a global asset management leader.

Patel was previously the chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management in London, as well as a member of the bank’s Firmwide Management Committee, where she led two divisions across three continents. Patel was the head of Trading Strategy at Morgan Stanley for seven years before joining Goldman Sachs. Sheila brings thirty years of experience in financial markets and investment as the current Vice Chairman of B Capital Group, the venture capital firm co-founded by Eduardo Saverin.

Sheila has extensive experience in venture capital, private markets, and asset management. She served on the Partnership Committee, the Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and led ESG and Sustainability initiatives for GSAM, among other leadership roles, in addition to the Firmwide Management Committee at Goldman Sachs. Sheila spent her career at Goldman Sachs managing a number of worldwide businesses, and in her role as a Board Member at Antler, she will leverage on her global asset management experience.

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Sheila Patel said, “With innovative technology continuing to disrupt every area of life, what attracted me to Antler was its unique model – particularly its global approach to investment and focus on fostering diversity.”

Patel continued, “Where entrepreneurs innovate, and when the value-capture happens, is changing fast, and Antler is in a very promising position with its unique size and scale of its operations across key entrepreneurial hubs globally. The asset management industry needs to rethink traditional models of backing innovation, and Antler is among the change-makers in the industry, so being able to support the team was an opportunity I could not turn down.

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“There are exciting times ahead and I’m looking forward to helping provide world-class entrepreneurs access to all the necessary tools to help grow their businesses.”

Weddy Thuranira
Weddy Thuranira
Weddy profiles new startups and innovators across Africa and announces funding rounds, mergers, acquisitions and startup partnerships across Africa. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Reach her and the entire news desk at [email protected]

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