– UK, London – P2P Global Investments plc (LSE:P2P) announces the appointment of Mahnaz Safa as an independent non-executive director with effect from 10 June 2016. Mahnaz will also be appointed as a member of the Audit and Valuation, Management Engagement and Remuneration and Nomination Committees of the Board from this date.
Mahnaz Safa is a managing director of Citi EMEA Banking, having joined in 2013 after 19 years at UBS, where she headed the EMEA Debt Capital Markets business, leading a team responsible for bond and loan origination, securitization, liability management, derivatives, and pensions. She was chosen as one of Financial News’ Top 100 Women in Finance in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Mahnaz has previously served on the British Business Bank’s investment committee, which provides capital to non-traditional SME loan providers, including peer-to-peer platforms. She has advised new platforms for working capital finance and is an investor in start-ups in the FinTech space. She has co-chaired UBS and Citi’s women’s leadership executive committees and promotes STEM initiatives in education. Mahnaz holds a PhD in engineering from Imperial College.
Stuart Cruickshank, Chairman of P2P Global Investments plc, said: “I would like to welcome Mahnaz Safa to the board as a non-executive director. Mahnaz has more than 20 years’ experience in finance and I know she will bring to the board a powerful mix of knowledge and experience.”
The Board is also pleased to announce that Michael Cassidy, an existing independent non-executive director, will be appointed as Senior Independent Director with immediate effect.
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