About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Heider is passionate about social impact and believes each person can help to make this world an even better place.

He has extensive experience advising organisations in the Impact Investment, Innovation, Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Education spaces.

Heider is an Operating Partner at TDR Capital, a private equity firm with a portfolio of over €8 billion. TDR has a track record of driving superior returns by high impact strategic and operational improvements.

Prior to TDR, Heider worked for almost 10 years at Bain & Company and at the World Bank. He advised Corporate CEOs, Investment Executives and Government Leaders on their key strategic issues. His areas of focus includes Private Equity, Energy, Consumer Goods and Industrialisation.

He sits on the board of the British Venture Capital Association’s Impact Advisory Board, The Henry Smith Charity, Society for Experimental Biology, Social Mobility Foundation and 1 Million Mentors.

During his time at Bain, Heider managed Bain Cares, Bain’s social impact chapter in London, where he co-founded the Business Incubator.

Heider has worked in more than 30 countries across five continents, speaks eight languages and holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering.