Bina Mehta, Chair of KPMG in the UK and a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge, is named an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.
Bina Mehta, Chair of professional services firm KPMG in the UK and an Honorary Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year’s Honours List 2022 for “services to Trade and Investments in the UK and Female Entrepreneurs”.
Bina has worked for KPMG in the UK, US, Canada and India, and has more than 20 years of international merger and acquisition and restructuring experience. She has long championed female entrepreneurs, providing mentoring and coaching to individuals to help them access finance and advice to grow and expand their business.
Prior to becoming Chair of KPMG in the UK, Bina was a Client Lead Partner, working with large private and listed international clients in managing some of the firm’s key strategic relationships. She was also Chair of KPMG’s Emerging Giants Centre of Excellence in the UK.
“Bina’s ongoing support has included expert advice and guidance for our outreach, start-up and scale-up programmes and we are hugely grateful to have her as a role model for our next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and managers,” said Bruno Cotta, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge.
She has also been involved in the Change the Race Ratio initiative of Lord Karan Bilimoria, current President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Honorary Ambassador and former Chair of the Advisory Board of Cambridge Judge. The programme is now backed by over 100 business signatories from across the UK and seeks to accelerate racial and ethnic diversity at executive board level.
Lord Bilimoria has also been a long-standing champion of the Entrepreneurship Centre’s flagship venture bootcamp for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. The next Ignite programme is scheduled for the summer of 2022.