Prior to joining True, Richard was a Director at Qatar Investment Authority, focusing on direct private equity investments into retail and consumer companies. Before QIA, Richard worked in mergers and acquisitions at Lazard in London.
True, and the people at True, genuinely want to use their influence to make a positive impact on the world.
Buying and selling companies, and working with all sorts of different people to help build great companies.
I love the intellectual challenge and debate that comes with investing. I dislike the fact that working means that I cannot just endlessly read and travel.
What Amazon has done, and continues to do, with its relentless focus on the customer and innovation despite its size, is clearly impressive.
There isn’t just one person. I try and take inspiration from many people, be they friends, family, colleagues or others.
Richard’s expertise at True:
Richard only recently joined True and is leading the charge across various projects in the pipeline.
This October, our team was finally able to meet in person for a few fun-filled days of getting to know each other — and our new brand — a little better.
Consumer specialists True scale their investment and innovation firm to more than £600m AUM in just five years – with the Covid downturn proving to be no barrier to performance.
“I first met Eji on a five-a-side football pitch. The bad news for him meant that we had high expectations. The good news is that he’s proven to be a brilliant addition to the team and an all-round great guy.”
“Ben has great experience of investing in the consumer space across various stages of growth. By sharing these perspectives, he brings balance to our investment approach.”