Ari Zaphiriou-Zarifi


Founder of Kestrel in 2009 and chair of the Investment Committees of both Kestrel Opportunities and KITS.

Throughout my career, I’ve worked closely with UK smaller companies.

After qualifying as a chartered accountant, I started at J Henry Schroder Wagg, before becoming Chief Executive of Heritable & General Investment Bank, which was sold to Landsbanki. In 2001, as chairman, I led the IPO of plant centre Blooms of Bressingham. I co-founded and was chairman of Beeson Gregory, and was chairman and a major shareholder in a commercial property company sold to Hammerson in 2006.