The following article appeared in CA Magazine.
The next generation of CAs have taken their qualification as a launch pad for a diverse range of positions, both in the profession and in the business world. Richard Goslan profiles some of the brightest prospects in the CA community:
MALCOLM KPEDEKPO, Panoramic Growth Equity
Malcolm has not looked back since hanging up his boots as a professional footballer at Aberdeen to train as a CA.
Last year, he set up Panoramic Growth Equity (PGE) with two other partners, with the aim of increasing the supply of equity to SMEs throughout the UK.
PGE is currently raising a £32.5m fund, and has secured £21.7m from the UK Government’s Enterprise Capital Scheme. PGE was the first to a Scottish-based company to benefit from that scheme, and expects to close the fund shortly.
Malcolm met his two partners at PGE when he was with the Bank of Scotland’s growth equity team.
Prior to that, he trained and qualified with KPMG in Aberdeen and then went to Australia with KPMG for five years in its audit and corporate finance departments.
Malcolm says he doesn’t miss playing football, and with a young family and the occasional round of golf he has plenty to keep himself busy.