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Peter Tavener

Peter Tavener

CFO & COO , Beehive
United Kingdom
Part of the team that launched the first The first regulated P2P lending platform in MENA
Biography

Peter is part of the founding strategic management team at Beehive where he is the Group COO and CFO.  Beehive is the GCC’s first digital lending marketplace for SMEs that connects creditworthy businesses with smart investors.  It was the first regulated P2P platform in MENA (regulated by the DFSA and the CBB).  Beehive has written $150m of financing across the platform and has over 10,000 registered investors since it launched in November 2014.  Peter is focused on Saudi and further regional expansion as well as strategic partnerships. Prior to Beehive, Peter was Managing Director at BDO Corporate Finance in the DIFC which he co-established in 2009.  He advised SMEs and business owners across the GCC and led a broad range of Middle East and International transactions. Prior to that, Peter was in London where he focused on cross-border M&A and International IPOs. Peter is a recognised speaker on fintech and regulatory frameworks and is a mentor to a number of tech start-ups in the UAE. Peter is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.

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