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Axe Ali

EY EMEIA Private Equity and Value Creation Leader

Investor. Innovator. Passionate about financial services, FinTech, private equity and venture capital.

Axe leads the EY private equity and value creation capability team for financial services across EMEIA, collaborating with private equity and venture capital investors across the deal lifecycle. This includes origination and identifying associated value creation opportunities, transaction execution and diligence, through to developing and implementing value creation plans to realise an asset’s full potential.

Axe brings a major skill set from investment banking and M&A, private equity and venture capital, and operator experience, having held senior roles in established financial institutions and portfolio companies. 

Axe is passionate about all aspects of FinTech, the digital economy, and innovation having built and scaled FinTech businesses.

Axe’s role includes being a special advisor to the UK Government on FinTech and he led the investment chapter of Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) FinTech Strategic Review. He contributes regularly to thought leadership on financial services and FinTechs through industry forums, government reviews and the media. 

How Axe is building a better working world

" I am a strong advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the private equity and venture capital sector from both an investor and founder perspective, and in supporting diverse and under-represented groups. I do this through my role as the financial services sponsor for the Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme. This sees me working alongside female entrepreneurs to help scale their businesses. "

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