Fortunis appoints new non-executive director
Lord Wei of Shoreditch has joined the Board of Fortunis Capital as a Non-Executive Director.
Wei's background makes him the ideal partner both to promote the Fortunis mission and development, attracting the best technology and innovation from around the world and developing it here in the United Kingdom, whilst at the same time reinforcing his own strong positive social change agenda.
Wei started as a McKinsey & Company consultant specialising in technology with a subsequent shift towards venture capital and social enterprise as a catalyst for influential positive change. Most recently, his focus has been primarily concerned with policy development and societal transformation from the community level through to the political sphere.
He is a current serving Conservative Life Peer in the House of Lords and has previously served as Government Advisor in the Cabinet Office, advising Her Majesty’s Government on social policy, working with Prime Minister David Cameron. Professionally, his interests include leadership and entrepreneurship, real estate, healthcare transformation, technology investment, social innovation, and the role of enterprise in development, both in the UK and globally.
Wei has co-founded a succession of successful businesses and non-profits; he is a technology expert, social innovator and adviser to foundations, family offices and institutions on how to make a scalable impact, particularly on harnessing the potential of future generations.
Wei holds numerous board and advisory positions straddling multiple sectors and sits on the advisory boards of a number of companies, ranging from technology, to property and investment.
Justin MacRae, Chief Operations Officer at Fortunis Capital, says: “A social entrepreneur of Lord Wei’s standing will be a key addition to the Fortunis Board as we step up our investments in businesses that make a positive social impact.
“Nat Wei’s experience and guidance will make an important contribution as we invest in a new range of enterprises that can make a big difference to our society and, at the same time, make money for our investors.”
Wei says: “I am looking forward to working with Justin and the team at Fortunis to help advance new businesses that will transform society and make a real difference across many, many communities.”
“I am totally committed to helping foster and grow more businesses with purpose that can use new ways of doing things to create jobs and boost positive social impact – those are the businesses of the future.”