Cardiff Capital Region’s Business Conference

Rhian Elston

Rhian Elston

Wales Investment Director

Development Bank of Wales

Rhian is an investment director at the Development Bank of Wales.  With overall responsibility for delivering all debt and equity investments for established and early stage businesses, she works closely with the Development Bank’s senior management team to manage their investments strategy. She also oversees all of their business angel investment activity via Angels Invest Wales, working alongside lead angel investors to promote syndicated investment through the Bank’s co-investment funds.

Rhian has more than a decade’s worth of investment experience at the Development Bank, previously known as Finance Wales. She originally joined the company as an investment executive in 2003, progressing quickly to senior, managerial and director positions. Since then, she has built up a strong track record in structuring small business investments in multiple sectors, providing management and leadership to investment operations and teams.

Rhian was also nominated Young Dealmaker of the Year by her local deal-making community in 2012, is ACIB accredited, and worked in scientific research before joining the company.

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