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Investment Executive Explains Why he Joined the Development Bank of Wales


Investment Executive Navid Falatoori explains why he made the move to the Development Bank of Wales.

In my role as an Investment Executive, I work with a range of Welsh businesses helping to structure loans as well as equity deals. I work hard to identify businesses that need our support and I then have autonomy to do what is needed to get each deal over the line. It’s a great feeling knowing that you are helping to drive business success and support economic prosperity.A friend of mine always spoke highly of the Development Bank of Wales. I was curious about the organisation, so when an opportunity came up in April 2016 I jumped at the chance to join the New Investments team. It was a difficult decision to leave my previous employer. I had worked there for 11 years, was given some fantastic opportunities and learned so much, but the time felt right to move on and I’m so pleased that I took that decision.

There is constant support and guidance from more senior colleagues but I really appreciate and value being empowered to take responsibility for my own decisions. As someone who wants to progress and wants to help Welsh businesses succeed, it’s an environment that I find very motivating and rewarding. I couldn’t ask for more.

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