Meet our 2020 Finalists

Nathaniel Peat

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Nathaniel Peat,

Multi-talented Entrepreneur, Chair & Board Member

Nathaniel Peat is a Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur, International Speaker (inc TEDx), Business Coach, Engineer, Pilot and man of many talents and achievements.

He is listed on the 2017 Black Power List, 2018 & 17 EMPower Financial Times List and 2016 saw an entry onto the Financial Times Upstanding 100 BME Executive List. Nathaniel is CEO & co-founder of Gennex Solar which provides innovative renewable energy products in Africa. He also founded The Safety Box; a company whose training and development programmes assist with reducing youth violence & help young people develop important skills such as leadership, communication and conflict resolution.

In 2015 Peat was the only UK entrepreneur selected by Virgin Unite to attend a week long leadership gathering on Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson. Mr Peat is a Honorary Fellow of Brunel University and his work has featured in publications such as Forbes & Huffington Post. Mr Peat was also a former board member and co-founder of the EY Foundation since 2014 and now acts as a Patron to the charity.

In 2020 he was elected as the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council Board Member for South UK. Within the role he acts as a consultative advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade on Trade, Investment and Diaspora engagement. Mr Peat also sits on the board for the Development Bank of Jamaica Venture Capital Program (Mentors for Innovation & Entrepreneurship) to assist the development in high-growth potential technology based start ups with innovative products or services. 

In 2021 Nathaniel was elected to become the Chairman of Brunel Business School and became an advisory board member to Llyods Banking Group. Despite his many achievements his most compelling trait is being his dedication to helping young people rise and make a positive difference in their own lives as well as in the lives of others in their community. 

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