Shalini Khemka


Shalini founded E2Exchange (E2E) in 2011 with the mission to develop the largest & most active entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UK enabling extraordinary entrepreneurship.

E2E champions and connects entrepreneurs, creates communities and invests capital via their GBP50m facility to finance high growth founders. Coupled with this, E2E places leading Non-Exec Directors on the boards of scale-up companies and provides an ecosystem of support through it’s corporate partners. It’s corporate partners include LDC, UBS, KPMG, Regus, Memery Crystal, L3C, Newgate, Currency Matters, Metro Bank and Experian. It’s Board includes: Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Kanya King MBE, Hugh Chappell, Russ Shaw and Darryl Eales.

Shalini was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and historically, she ran the Group’s ‘plain vanilla’ International Trade Finance business. Prior to this,

Shalini co-founded the world’s first online ‘bank to bank’ trade finance company. She was a management accountant at Deutsche Bank and worked in various finance related roles for Bankers Trust, Natwest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.

Shalini is a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She is a fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College. She is also a judge for the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards and The National Business Awards. Shalini is a Champion for Tech London Advocates, a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Entrepreneurs and an Ambassador for Recordsure. She was formerly on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), The Development Board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was a judge for IBM Smartcamp.