LendInvest’s chief financial officer Angelie Panteli has passed away.
The platform’s chief executive Rod Lockhart said that Panteli made a significant impact on the business during her three-year tenure.
He said that the many milestones that LendInvest has enjoyed under her time as chief financial officer would not have been possible without her “leadership and unrivalled work ethic”.
Lockhart also praised Panteli for her an inspirational career in which she made it her personal mission to empower the women she worked with to take on more senior roles and build confidence in their ability throughout their careers.
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“It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Angelie Panteli, our chief financial officer, board director and much respected colleague and friend, passed away on Monday 30 November 2020,” Lockhart said in a blog on LendInvest’s website.
“Angelie was a well-known figure in the fintech world. Working in senior positions for a number of high growth technology businesses throughout her career, Angelie was widely recognised for her key roles in their journey from start-up to scale-up.
“Angelie’s achievements throughout her career are inspirational. Her work ethic, indefatigable energy and passion, specifically for the furthering of women’s initiatives, made her contribution to the sector so important.
“Angelie mentored women across the industry over many years, using her extensive experience to offer her unique insight and guidance.
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“Angelie’s vision, combined with her extensive experience, meticulous attention to detail and fierce team spirit was a key ingredient to LendInvest’s success over the past couple of years, and we will forever be thankful for the contribution she made.
“Angelie was very much a part of the fabric of our company, and a colleague and friend, which makes her loss so painful for many.
“This is a time of immense grief for anyone who had the privilege of knowing Angelie. All of our thoughts are with Angelie’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”