Channel Capital Advisors LLP (Channel) has appointed Bhoomika Kesaria as its new head of investor relations.
Channel is an FCA-regulated alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) specialising in fintech, working capital and trade finance investments. Since 2014, the London-headquartered company has managed more than $9 billion of assets across various working capital financing formats, including trade receivables, inventory, and supply chain finance.
Bhoomika will be responsible for Channel’s fundraising efforts across all products as well as nurturing the company’s relationships with investors and stakeholders. She will drive growth in Channel’s $300 million Fintech Lending Strategy, which delivers capital to leading fintech lenders to fund their loans to SMEs.
Bhoomika joins Channel from Lendable, an investor in fintech lending platforms in emerging markets. She has over 13 years’ industry experience across capital introductions, investor relationship management, private debt, and structured finance. She has worked with institutional investors across Asia Pacific, EMEA, and the Americas, including firms such as Goldman Sachs, Northern Arc Capital and IBM.
Bhoomika will report into Paul Wilson, Channel’s chief investment officer.
Paul said: “We’re delighted to welcome Bhoomika to the team. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in investor relations, fundraising and structured finance – she will be integral to our efforts to broaden the reach and strength of our relationships with investors.
“Bhoomika joins at a very exciting time for the company. With Channel having recently closed the first tranche of our specialist Fintech Lending strategy, she will play a key role in overseeing the firm’s capital raising efforts and furthering Channel’s ambitions to help digital platforms provide much-needed finance to SMEs.”
Bhoomika added: “I’m excited to join the very talented team at Channel. I resonate with the company’s passion for supporting the sustainable growth of finance across the SME space, enabled by data-driven underwriting and structuring. I look forward to enhancing the firm’s investor relations efforts.”