Jonathan Kestenbaum will be leaving NESTA, where he is chief executive, and will join family-controlled investment firm Five Arrows at the end of the year.
Kestenbaum has been appointed chairman and chief executive of Five Arrows, taking over from Lord Rothschild, and will work closely with the latter on the management of the organisation’s investment and philanthropic activities.
He spent five years at NESTA and currently sits on the board of the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board. Kestenbaum is also a board member of Profero, a digital marketing company.
Before joining NESTA, Kestenbaum held senior management roles at Apax Partners and at the Office of the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks. He is a graduate of LSE and Cambridge University, and started his career in the commodity business at Gerald Metals.