Vedrana B. Riley

Ciel Capital

Vedrana B. Riley

CEO and Founder

Vedrana is the founder and CEO of Ciel Capital, a principal, JV equity and asset management platform with a core focus on hotels. Vedrana also co-founded Stow-Away, a design led apart’hotel concept. The first Stow-Away will open in Lower Marsh, Waterloo in Summer 2018. Ciel are also redeveloping the former Methodist Central Hall in Birmingham into a 147-bed Unscripted by Dream Hotel Group with 6 F&B outlets and a 75-bed Stow-Away due to open late 2020.

Vedrana covers a wide range of areas including Asset Management, Finance Structuring and Modelling, Fundraising and Legals.

Prior to Ciel, Vedrana was a Corporate Finance Manager at Pacific Investments and Managing Director of IPIN Global Capital and BridgePoint Ventures UK Ltd.

Vedrana graduated with a first class degree at the Sorbonne, Paris, followed by a Masters degree in London, where she got a distinction.

A French national who was born in the former Yugoslavia, Vedrana is fluent in five languages.

Vedrana is a member of The Monopoly Network, The Hospitality Real Estate Group and the Hotel Property Network.

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