Rikesh Patel © TNC

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Rikesh Patel

Manager, Investment Fundraising

London, England

  • Areas of Expertise

    fundraising, structuring, origination, Sub-Saharan Africa


Rikesh joined TNC’s NatureVest team in January 2021, where he works with colleagues across TNC to structure and source capital for NatureVest’s conservation impact investments. Before joining NatureVest, Rikesh spent nearly 4 years in Kenya with Open Capital, a Nairobi-based management consulting and financial advisory firm. At Open Capital, he built and led the Capital Markets financial advisory practice, supporting impact-focused businesses across Africa to structure and raise capital across sectors including agriculture, renewable energy, healthcare and financial institutions. Previously, Rikesh spent 8 years in London with Santander Global Banking & Markets where he structured financing for large scale renewable energy and infrastructure projects in the UK, and led transactions lending to corporates in the UK, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. Rikesh holds a B.Sc. from the University of Kent and is a CFA charterholder.

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