Meet Our Management Team

Our Team

Darren Selig

Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Background

Darren is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with KPMG in 1996 and holds a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Prior to founding JBR Capital he spent 12 years intermediating finance arrangements in the high value vehicle sector and is a recognised expert in the HNW lending market. Prior to this he was an Equity Research Analyst at Lehman Brothers.

t: 020 3773 4656
e: darren.selig@jbrcapital.com

On a personal note...

Darren is married with three boys – the inspiration to the JBR name, Jamie, Benjamin and Rafael. In additional to being a petrol head he is a passionate Newcastle United fan. When not working (rarely!) he loves to spend quality time with his family, friends and colleagues sharing dining experiences in the restaurants and cafes of North West London where he is, all too often, known personally to the restauranteurs!

Our Team

Nayan V Kisnadwala

Chief Executive Officer

Background

Nayan V Kisnadwala has joined JBR Capital as an Interim CEO from December 2020 as it plans to resume lending in 2021. Nayan brings with him over three decades of Financial Services background mostly in Consumer Lending and Payments. He has worked in world class companies like American Express, Barclaycard and Citibank, and also in smaller companies like Premium Credit and Amigo. His career focus has been on financial and business transformation. 

Nayan is a Chartered Accountant, and also has a MBA from Stern Business School, NY and a CFA.

e: nayan.kisnadwala@jbrcapital.com

On a personal note...

His family includes his wife, Sonal, a daughter, Karnika and a Maltese, BaoBao. They live in Central London. His core values include integrity, strive for excellence and positivity. His role models include Mahatma Gandhi, and ex-CEO of American Express, Ken Chenault. Besides work, he is a prolific artist and sells his art for charity. He also supports several non-profit organisations like Vedic Heritage and Shishur Sevay.

Our Team

Gary Leitch

Chief Operating Officer (Interim)

Background

Gary is a business graduate from Strathclyde University, majoring in Marketing and Business Law. Committed to the asset finance industry since 1988, he has held roles in sales, operations and risk management across retail, SME and corporate markets rising to the board of Lombard before subsequently being responsible for leading the consolidation of operations, simplification, systemisation and cultural integration of Five Arrows Leasing post acquisition by Paragon Banking Group.

 

e: gary.leitch@jbrcapital.com

On a personal note...

Gary is married with a teenage son and cockapoo. His time is therefore split between taxi driving, dog walking and washing dishes.

Meet Our Corporate development & Credit Team

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Michael Blackwell

SENIOR MANAGER, RISK & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

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Background

Having previously led our Credit department, Michael has been with JBR since its first year of operation. Now, he oversees JBR’s risk and corporate development functions as well working closely with the management team regarding company-wide strategy and project management.

On a personal note:

If Michael is not training for his next Marathon, he can be found in the home game crowds of his local team, Saracens, or plotting his next holiday.

Our Team

Sean Deacon

Head of Credit

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Background

Sean graduated with a BEng Honour from Coventry University and has over 20 years of experience in Finance across Investment, Private, Retail Banking and Specialised Finance. Sean has held multiple Head of Credit roles at Octopus Investments, Amicus, Harrods Bank, Credit Suisse, was a member and chaired various risk committees and worked with lenders on banking applications. During his 10 years with Credit Suisse, Sean spent a number of years working in Zurich, Guernsey and New York, specialising with HNW and UHNW Structured Lending Products & Real Estate.

On a personal note:

Having 3 children, Sean is a master of board games, Lego, baking and keeping the peace. He raised +£10,000 for NSPCC when he climbed Kilimanjaro in 2016 and is looking for the next big challenge.

Our Team

Hean Tan

Senior Credit manager

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Background

Hean joins JBR Capital as Senior Credit Manager having recently relocated from Sydney, Australia to London in pursuit of new opportunities. His role in Asset Finance within the Specialised Lending team at Macquarie Bank, Australia’s leading investment bank, spans over multi-million dollar transactions across a range of asset classes and industries. Hean brings extensive experience in credit and risk management to JBR.

On a personal note:

In his free time, Hean is a frequent traveller and disappears on hikes (at times literally but never intentionally), and hopes to one day complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in the UK. He also enjoys cooking, tennis and motorsports.

Our Team

Rita Kiss

senior CREDIT MANAGER

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Background

Rita is a young, dynamic and highly professional individual with a range of experience in operations, marketing and hospitality from positions in London and Budapest. In addition to being a Credit Manager, Rita also manages the office.

On a personal note:

When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, Rita is studying towards her degree. She enjoys travelling and is an expert in the art of getting lost when taking long walks in foreign cities.

Our Team

Gemma Barton

credit analyst

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Background

Gemma graduated from the University of Brighton with a BSc Hons in International Business, which saw her live and study in the beautiful city of Amsterdam for a year. Gemma joined JBR as a Sales Support Executive, her continued dedication saw her to be promoted to Deputy Team Leader, and more recently to a Credit Analyst. She hope to progress further within her career in the financial services sector.

On a personal note:

Gemma always enjoys taking on new challenges and pursuing her passions. She recently completed a photography course. When Gemma isn’t in the office, you can probably find her in another city around the world as travelling and experiencing new cultures is something she’s always keen to do. On the occasions she is in the country, attending live events is at the top of list, often attending live music and comedy shows.

Our Team

Jenghis Dewan

CREDIT ANALYST

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Background

Jenghis graduated from The University of Nottingham with a BSc in Economics and followed it up with an MSc from Cass Business School. After having enjoyed his 6 month stint in Pay Outs and then followed up by 1 year in Sales Support, Jenghis is now being assimilated into the Credit department seeking to develop his well-rounded career at JBR even further.

On a personal note:

Aside from playing football and being a fervent football fan of his childhood club, Chelsea FC, Jenghis is an epicurean, indulging in many different culinary cuisines. He loves to read and visit art galleries in his downtime.

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Joe Reilly

Credit analyst

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Background

Joe graduated from University College Dublin with and MSc degree in Business. He previously worked as a Credit Underwriter for RCI Banque in Dublin, before joining JBR as a Credit Analyst.

On a personal note:

In his spare time Joe enjoys listening to live music, (tries to play the guitar), travelling, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family, whilst following his native Dublin Gaelic football team.

Our Team

Wendy Chong

Credit Analyst

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Background

Wendy has over 5 years’ experience in the banking/financial service space. Previously worked at Verdia as a senior credit analyst (Subsidiary of Australia’s largest corporate bank – Westpac). She moved to London from Australia to pursue new opportunities and progress further with her career.

On a personal note:

When Wendy is not in the office she enjoys travelling and exploring new countries and cities – with lots of weekend trips! Her goal is to travel and explore as much as Europe as possible. When Wendy is not jet setting, she enjoys keeping fit, being outdoors, hiking, cooking and exploring London.

Meet Our Sales Support Team

Our Team

Ewelina Blazyca

head of sales support

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Background

A well-presented, hardworking individual who enjoys acquiring new skills and taking on responsibility. Ewelina has a wealth of customer service experience and has completed NCFE Higher Apprenticeship In Business & Professional Administration as well as Advanced EDI Apprenticeship in Customer Service. She is not shy to share her knowledge with her colleagues and peers.

On a personal note:

When she’s not working you can almost certainly find her on a sunny beach with a book in her hand. She thoroughly enjoys travelling, going to the gym, cooking and baking. She’s put sky diving on top of her bucket list and hopes to make the jump soon.

Our Team

Joanna Wan

Sales Support Executive

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Background

Joanna graduated from Queen Mary University with a BSc Hons in Business Management and followed it up with a MSc Marketing Management from the University of Southampton. Since having completed her education Joanna has been building on her business administration and financial experiences in both the public and private sectors. Joanna looks to develop further in her career within JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Joanna enjoys travelling and learning from different cultures. This year she has been to some exotic places with her husband including Sorrento, Bali and a road trip in the USA. She enjoys dining out and trying all different cuisines. She also claims to be a good cook, especially Italian and Chinese, but she could take on a few tips for baking. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping and reading home interior magazines. She likes modern design and is the interior designer for her own cosy home.

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Sadia Jaifory

Sales Support Executive

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Background

Sadia hails from a financial, retail and administrative working background. Before joining us, Sadia worked at Barclays for two years, which she thoroughly enjoyed and hopes to further her financial career path at JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Away from the working world, Sadia has a passion for baking and has recently opened her own online cake business. Her passion comes from her love of food! Sadia has several long lists of food places split up into different cuisines and areas that she is constantly ticking off and adding too. Sadia is an adrenaline junkie and went sky diving last year and will be going bungee jumping this year, working through her bucket list. She is new to the travelling world but without a doubt enjoys the culture, food, history and scenic views amongst everything else. She has kick-started the year by going to Berlin and is in the process of booking two more trips this year.

Meet Our Business Development Team

Our Team

Ian Froggett

Senior Manager, Independent & Broker Sales

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Background

Ian has over 20 years experience in the finance industry. He has worked closely with Independent High End Vehicle suppliers,High Net Worth clients and commercial clients.

On a personal note:

Ian spends his leisure time following the greatest game on earth – Rugby League and being a taxi for a teenage son.

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Michael Bergin

National Account Manager

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Background

 

Michael has over 30 years’ experience providing funding solutions within the higher luxury sector of the franchised motor industry, for brands such as Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini.

On a personal note:

Michael has three sons, plays tennis (with varying degrees of success!) and has a passion for fine watches.

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Tim Wookey

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Background

Tim is a Business Development Manager with 17 years’ experience in the retail side of the business, working for major brands which includes the likes of Mercedes Benz and Ferrari to name a few.

On a personal note:

In his free time he loves to spend time with his wife and three children; playing tennis, riding his mountain bike and taking in the sea air whilst walking along the seafront of his hometown in Clevedon.

Our Team

Kate Johnson

Senior BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Background

Kate has over 16 years of retail experience within the motor industry. She has 8 years of experience in motor finance, from being a Franchise Business Manager, an Account Manager for MotoNovo & now High-end vehicle finance with JBR Capital, providing funding solutions for HNW & commercial clients.

On a personal note:

Kate enjoys travelling, cooking & keeping fit. She is an avid festival goer, with a passion for live music and fast cars!

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Tony Moore

DIRECT SALES MANAGER

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Background

Tony graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in Chemistry. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services ranging from prestige car finance to residential mortgages, including roles at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and Mortgage Advice Bureau.

On a personal note:

In his free time he enjoys long distance running, which takes his mind off the misery of being a lifelong Fulham supporter!

Meet Our Marketing & Direct Sales Team

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Chris Seaward

Head of Marketing

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Background

Chris joined JBR as Head of Marketing in Summer 2019 following five years running Porsche Club Great Britain, Europe’s largest Car Club. His previous roles at Bartle Bogle Hegarty and MG Car Club focused on the development of automotive communities, while a stint at the BBC during the start of his career provided experience of broadcast journalism. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of Winchester.

On a personal note:

Chris lives in Oxfordshire and when not at work tries to spend as much time in the countryside as possible. He’s also a keen motorsport fan so it’s particularly convenient for him having Silverstone so close to home. Outside of the UK his destination of choice is Greece and his ambition is to visit as many islands as possible.

Our Team

Cyrus Fateh

TEAM LEADER direct sales

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Background

Cyrus gained his BSc in Archaeology and MBA degree from Cardiff University, graduating with a 1st in 2014. Having recently done a stint in recruitment, Cyrus has now joined JBR as a Sales Support Executive with a future in finance in mind.

On a personal note:

Cyrus is a keen skier having lived in the Alps for a season. On weekends, he represents Clapham Hockey club and occasionally gets down to the South Coast for a sail… as long as the sun is shining.

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Furkan Kubilay

Direct Sales Executive

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Background

Furkan graduated with an upper second class honours in Economics from the University of Bristol in 2018. He joined the JBR team shortly after university and is keen to further his knowledge within the financial sector.

On a personal note:

Furkan is an avid Tottenham fan and loves going to the occasional game. He also enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures. Having family based in Turkey and Cyprus, Furkan is a keen reader of history regarding his background. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as the occasional park run on weekends.

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Adam Goldberg

Settlements & Retentions Manager

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Background

Adam graduated from the University of Leeds with an upper second class honours in Business and Environment in 2019. After working at a tech start-up for a number of months, Adam looked to JBR to further his knowledge in the financial sector and to work with his passion… cars!

On a personal note:

Adam enjoys keeping fit with regular gym visits and also plays in the odd Sunday league football game. He also enjoys travelling and is keen to visit as many countries as he can to tick them off his list. Adam has also been passionate about cars from a young age so is looking forward to getting himself something a bit faster than a Vauxhall Corsa!

Meet Our Collections & Recoveries Team

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Mohsen Naemi-Pour

Head Of Collections & Recoveries

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Background

After graduating from Brunel University having studied International Business, Mohsen went on to run the biggest European branch of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car in Heathrow. Mohsen joins JBR as Collections and Recoveries Manager, which encompasses a lot of his passions, including his love of V12 engines!

On a personal note:

In his spare time, Mohsen enjoys the outdoors being surrounded by nature with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is currently focused on moulding his son to become a footballer, preferably for Manchester United!

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Naz Nabee

Legal Recoveries Manager

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Background

After graduating from Brunel University, Naz started his career in debt recovery at a city based Solicitors firm, which also served as the Sheriffs Office. Since leaving there he has gone from strength to strength working in a number of companies within asset finance industry.

On a personal note:

In his spare time he follows his local team Arsenal football club, although sometimes wishes he didn’t. He also spends a lot of time with his youngest son of 2 years old. When he has some additional time, he volunteers at his local Alzheimer’s society to help raise awareness and assists in fundraising too.

Our Team

Kemi Bajowa

Collections and Recoveries Executive

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Background

Kemi studied law at the University of Surrey and recently qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Kemi joined JBR capital shortly after and would like to develop her career in the finance industry.

On a personal note:

Kemi enjoys spending time with her loved ones and friends. She also loves organising events and has recently joined the JBR social committee. She loves travelling and plans to take a tour around Asia in the coming months. Cooking is a big part of her life as it is therapeutic outlet for her. Aside from cooking and travelling Kemi’s one true love the Liverpool football team and hopes to finally see them win the Premier League this year.

Our Team

Shash Malavia

Collections and Recoveries Executive

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Background

Shashank attended the University of Greenwich graduating with a BA Hons in Business Management with Accounting & Finance. Since having completed his education Shashank has been building on his experience in financial services when working at Zopa giving him skills to develop further within JBR Capital.

On a personal note:

Shashank enjoys travelling and learning from different cultures. He is an avid sports fan supporting his childhood team Arsenal. Shashank also likes to keep active by going to the gym, playing football, cricket and badminton. All these keep him busy but he still makes time for his friends and family who he always puts first.

Our Team

Soheil Maleki

Collections and Recoveries Executive

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Background

Soheil comes with a wealth of experience in multiple areas. His background in technology and his passion for cars are two of his most significant qualities that transfer into his role as a Collections and Recoveries executive at JBR.

On a personal note:

Soheil’s love for cars also comes with a love for speed and all sports fuelled by adrenaline. No stranger to a go-kart track, or a black run in the Swiss alps Snowboarding, his sporting career in American football and his passion for sports and fitness took him around the world training young upcoming athletes. He still travels regularly attending sporting events and finding new thrill seeking adventures.

Meet Our Finance & Admin Team

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Dalia Steiner

Head of Finance and Treasury

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Background

Dalia gained her BA in Economics and MBA degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem whilst practising audit at the Local KPMG firm branch. In the UK, Dalia has spent the past 12 years as a financial controller, working for Tucan Telecommunication and Quintessentially among others.

On a personal note:

Dalia enjoys a good book while relaxing as well as trying out new cooking recipes and embracing her two teenage children living at home (if that can be called personal time!)

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Vasanti Rabadiya

ASSISTANT FINANCE & TREASURY MANAGER

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Background

Born and bred in Kenya, Vasanti gained her certificate in Accounting in Kenya.  Moved in 1992 to London and qualified as an AAT Finalist. Vasanti is hard working individual who enjoys new roles and challenges. She held two roles as sole book-keeper, worked in a courier company for 12 years and moved on to retail industry after that.

On a personal note:

Vasanti  is happily married with two boys. In her free time she loves to spend time with the family at the gym! She also enjoys cooking , reading and long walks. In addition she supports her son’s football team (Liverpool) . When not in the office, she is always on holiday around the continent!

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JACK O'LEARY-BLADE

ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER

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Background

Jack graduated in 2016 from the University of Reading with a Chemistry Master’s degree and has since gained experience in wealth management and financial analysis whilst working as a swimming coach.

On a personal note:

Jack is an avid music and football fan, and will often spend his weekends playing music with his family and friends to help relieve the pressures of being an Arsenal supporter. Jack also has a passion for travel, having backpacked around South East Asia last year with his girlfriend, and hopes to indulge this love in years to come.

Our Team

HANNAH NUH

ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER

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Background

Hanna graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BSc in Business Management. Since graduation she has had experience in financial services and a previous position in Sales Support within an Event Management company before joining JBR. She is a hard-working, ambitious and dedicated member of the team and is currently studying towards her IAB Book Keeping qualification to further her finance skills.

On a personal note:

Hanna enjoys socialising with her friends and family in her free time. She is also a keen book lover who enjoys reading and researching about history, politics and current affairs. Hanna is currently working on learning Arabic as a 3rd language which aligns with her dreams to move to sunny Dubai in the future.

MEET OUR PAYOUTS & ANALYSIS, PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT TEAM

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Anamaria Drago-Liu

Project Manager

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Background

Anamaria graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc in Anthropology and holds a certification in PRINCE2. At JBR, she is primarily responsible for project management, operational development and GDPR Compliance. She previously worked as a Business Analyst, but her real strength are PowerPoint presentations.

On a personal note:

Anamaria is fascinated by the variety of human culture, and loves travelling with her husband. She is passionate about animal rights and most of her spare time is dedicated to spoiling her three cats. An avid museum-goer, tea enthusiast and hoping to retire early in the countryside, Anamaria is the perfect future grandmother.

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Jacobo Bentata

HEAD OF PAYOUTS AND ANALYSIS

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Background

Jacobo graduated with honours in Economics from University of Málaga and HEC-University of Liege. He has several years of experience in Retail and Business Banking at Santander Group.

One of the veteran employees in the company, Jacobo has previously worked with Darren in HEV Finance since 2013. Now leading Analysis, Projects and Payouts function, his specialisms are Business Intelligence, Fraud Prevention and KYC.

On a personal note:

Jacobo is a Fintech enthusiast and Spanish La Liga aficionado; he also enjoys spending time with his young family. He loves long walks through the city and swimming along his beloved Mediterranean coast. Ever the avid learner, since he was a child, his favourite part of the newspaper was Forex and commodities trading.

MEET OUR COMPLIANCE TEAM

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Matt Tavener

Head of Compliance

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Background

Matt has spent the last decade working in Senior Compliance roles within the automotive finance and insurance sector. Prior to joining JBR, Matt worked for a large motor organisation where he was at the forefront of setting up and developing a Compliance function amidst a myriad of regulatory change. Matt’s knowledge lies in Finance and Insurance regulatory compliance, specifically the design, set up and oversight of appropriate functions and processes across organisations.

On a personal note:

Matt enjoys spending time with his family, socialising with friends and being outdoors. As a side and in his spare time (not much), loves all DIY tasks having spent the last 15 years working on doing up houses!

Our Team

Anika Rahman

Compliance Manager

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Background
Anika graduated from the University of Reading with First Class Honours in Business Management and Accounting. After graduating, Anika carried out an internship at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the Dispute Resolution- Litigation team. Anika moved to London from the south coast to pursue her career at JBR Capital. She has since embarked a very well-rounded career at JBR, starting in Sales Support, to Direct Sales and now working in Compliance. She seeks to continue to develop her experience even further at JBR.

On a personal note:

On a personal note, Anika enjoys dining at quirky restaurants, attending stand-up comedy shows and music concerts. She also enjoys socialising and organising fun events with family and friends; she organised JBR’s last 2 charity fundraise events for Save The Children. Anika has taken up salsa classes and is always up for trying new things. More recently, she has tackled the skill of tennis…quite literally…she is currently recovering from a torn ligament after tackling the tennis ball.

Our Team

Radhika Raja

Compliance Associate

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Background

Radhika studied at Swansea University, where she obtained both a degree in Economics and a PGDip in Economics with International Banking. She then went on to work at the Financial Ombudsman Service for four years where she gained a vast range of experience across banking, credit, mortgages and disputed transactions. Before joining JBR, Radhika worked on Deloitte-run projects covering areas such as banking, pensions and annuities.

On a personal note:

Radhika enjoys travelling and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking. To date she has completed Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, Mount Toubkal, the National Three Peaks, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and Annapurna Circuit.

Our Team

Diane Onyerindu

Junior Compliance Associate

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Background

Diane graduated The University of Portsmouth in 2014 with a Degree in Law and Languages. Since then Diane has gained a wealth of experience in a range of regulated environments including working on a Deloitte Run Project. Diane is a team player, hardworking and eager to learn.

On a personal note:

In her free time Diane enjoys travelling, trying to learn new languages, spending time with friends and family and keeping up to date on Current Affairs.

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We are happy to lend anything from £25,000 to £750k, and to date we have loaned almost £600M. We pride ourselves on personal service, which means that we don’t just punch numbers into a computer and wait for an answer – we talk to you, use our expert knowledge to assess you and your vehicle, and arrange a finance package to suit your needs.

As a result, we have received numerous awards and nominations, including the Auto Finance Awards, Motor Finance Awards and Car Finance Awards.

Our management team has decades of combined experience in the worlds of automotive finance and financial services. We are full members of the Finance & Leasing Association and abide by its FLA Lending Code on trading fairly and responsibly. We are also authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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We arrange a simple, quick and flexible finance package to suit your circumstances and needs perfectly

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