Ronel Lehmann is a Commentator and Employability Expert, Founder and CEO of Finito. With a passion for helping others, he leads the way in showing young people that opportunities exist to begin a meaningful career, despite the adversity of the pandemic.
Ronel launched Finito as a unique coaching and mentoring business in 2016. He is focused on supporting first-time job hunters making the transition from education to employment, especially during uncertain times when securing that first position is going to be more competitive than ever.
Prior to launching Finito, Ronel had a distinguished career in the City. His wide range of roles included serving as a recruitment consultant, stockbroker and public relations adviser with the IPS Group, Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers, McAvoy Wreford Bayley and Citigate Dewe Rogerson, before setting up his eponymously named marketing agency, which he ran for 26 years. During this time, Ronel was widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading communications experts. He became well known for his crisis work for clients, and in 2014, was invited as a Witness to the Treasury Select Committee to give evidence on SME bank lending, a cause which he has championed vociferously.
Ronel frequently appears in the news and often provides succinct commentary to a variety of newspapers, online publications and broadcast media. During lockdown, he launched Finito World magazine and The Employability News Channel, with great aplomb.
Ronel currently serves as Governor of the City of London School, Honorary Trustee of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and chairs The Griffin Institute and University of Buckingham capital appeals.
He is also a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Founding Fellow of Conservative Friends of Education and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.