Lennart Hergel

Lennart loves to wake up every morning and not have to go and work on the “dark side” of finance. It was his desire to develop innovative solutions for impact that finally led him to head Ananda’s office in London.

For more than 20 years now, he has been active in the financial sector, with previous roles in New York, London and Hong Kong. After starting his career as an investment banker at JP Morgan, he moved on to solving complex financing challenges and founding his own company, focusing on scaling, turnarounds and and complex project-financing for SMEs. Notable transactions included the GBP 50 million restructuring and MBO of an accessibilty products manufacturer, USD 1 billion aircraft loan portfolio refinancing and long-term consultancies for transformation and scaling.

Driven by a passion for social innovation and the challenges early-stage enterprises, he also took the role of investment manager at Unltd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. Lennart holds a Finance degree from Loughborough University and is a graduate of the JP Morgan Finance Program. When not trying to make his latest tech gadget work, he is a passionate cook, climber and cyclist.