Katie Partridge is the CEO of Saphira Group, a private investment office headquartered in London with a presence in the US and the Middle East.
The group is responsible for the management of ultra-high net worth individuals' global assets. Saphira Real Estate is the real estate advisory arm of the business and Saphira Technology Partners focuses on private equity investments.
Katie is also the Founder and Chairwoman of Al Johara, a social enterprise organisation that fosters female leadership and cross-cultural understanding between the East and the West via tailored leadership, social entrepreneurship and mentorship programmes. The Four Pillars of the initiative also offer bespoke content on Education, Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship and Wellbeing through a digital platform and live events.
Her institutional investment career includes working at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston and Caledonia Investments plc. Prior to setting up Saphira, Katie was responsible for the real assets investment arm of WMG Advisors, a multi-family office. Before that, she served as a Managing Director at Hannam & Partners (previously Strand Partners), a privately owned merchant bank that specialises in corporate finance and M&A transactions.
Katie believes in making a difference at grassroots level and is a Founding Trustee of The Childhood Trust, a charity that supports the alleviation of childhood poverty and early development struggles of children in London. CHT raises millions of pounds in funds every year, and distributes grants supporting projects that assist in the practical, emotional and inspirational needs of over 250,000 disadvantaged children in the capital.
Katie graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics and Politics.