Hitesh Thakrar is an experienced investor in the technology sector, having spent over 20 years investing in public equities in the life sciences, information technology and innovation sectors. He is a partner of Syncona Investment Management and a member of the investment committee of the LBA Scale Up Innovation Fund. He is also a director of Desktop Genetics, a CRISPR IP library company and is an angel investor in early stage innovation companies. Hitesh has worked at various institutions in equity research and fund management including ADIA, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund, JP Morgan, Aviva Group, Dresdner Bank and New Star Asset Management. He has been a top 1 percentile manager in global innovation companies. Hitesh has a degree in chemistry from Kings College, London, an MBA from Cranfield University and a CFA from the American Association of Investment Analysts.