paolo Rigutto

CEO &Associate Director, EY Corporate finance, london

Curious by nature with a love for challenges, I worked at the UBS Investment Bank, set up a community development project in Brazil, launched a mobile money based start-up in Tanzania, and am currently working at EY in the Leisure Corporate Finance team.  

I am passionate about entrepreneurship and education which has lead me to be a mentor on a variety of programmes such as such as Mentor Madness by Barclays and TechStars, EY Start up Challenge, EY Vantage, and JumpStart for social entrepreneurs. On a personal level  I have been a mentor to two junior colleagues over the last three years, guiding them through the process of building their career, dealing with difficulties both in the workspace and personally, and helping them find the right path forward for them.  

I joined EY to help set up the Leisure Corporate Finance team and am dedicated to assisting businesses in achieving growth through capital raisings, mergers, acquisitions, and debt funding.  As an entrepreneur I have launched new initiatives and been integral to the design and execution of innovative marketing and business development programs.  

As a select member on the Accelerated Leadership Programme I have enhanced my skills in leading and guiding others, while my participation in mentoring programmes has taught me the power of constructive criticism, sharing and learning from each other by developing trusting and respectful relationships and keeping an open mind. I am always looking for new opportunities to use my background to help others and believe that FGL Mentors provides this opportunity, particularly as it allows for longer-term mentoring.