A qualified actuary (FIA), an award-winning C-suite executive, and a strategy cum business consultant.
As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve founded several successful businesses and brought many ideas to life through my skills, experience, and network. In addition, with my breadth of experience, I’ve been instrumental in helping numerous startups grow and scale.
I have also been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the business. In addition, I've led large and complex projects valued at over £100 billion. My role in large corporations involved advising and working with the senior management of FTSE100 companies and global household brands such as HSBC, Thomson Reuters, GSK, M&S, Aviva, PwC, and PA Consulting Group.
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I’ve learnt a lot along the way, and I am a firm believer in giving back to society. Empowerment, financial inclusion, education-based projects, and mentoring charitable initiatives are close to my heart.
20 Years in Consulting FTSE 100 and Startups
For two decades, I have been a consultant to established companies such as PwC, Conduent, PA Consulting Group, Xerox HR Services, GSK, HSBC, M&S and UBM. At the same time, I have supported numerous startups in the UK, Africa and other parts of the world.
My areas of expertise are technology, strategy, finance, investments and legal. I work closely with and advise senior management of large and small organisations in solving key business issues. I also help the board and senior stakeholders make key decisions and strategise on commercial, financial and business analyses.
13 Years in Software Development and Digital Marketing
I am also the Co-Founder of Seerbytes, a global award-winning London-based company with offices in seven countries.
Seerbytes delivers world-leading solutions in technology, software, design and marketing to known and unknown brands, big and small. Clients include Mercedes, KFC, Domino’s, central banks, governments, startups, and small businesses.
The company prides itself on solving business problems using a holistic approach.
12 Years in Entrepreneurship
I have also led entrepreneurial ventures and startups in IT and web development, consulting and coaching, and innovation industries.
I’ve consulted on strategy, operations, investments, finance and risk, stakeholder management, models and analysis development, pitches, and market research.
My clients included startups and SMEs.
8 Years in Coaching
I regularly coach and mentor individuals with exceptional talent who want to find their feet in the business world or transition from a corporate career. In addition, I am the Co-Founder and Chairman of JKCoach, an organisation that helps individuals achieve their goals through coaching services.
JKCoach provides direction in education, business, career, and life.
8 Years as an Actuary
For two years, I provided actuarial consulting and advice to clients ( both corporates and trustees) of Conduent HR Services. I consulted on risk management, pension liability management, the development of complex actuarial models, internal training, and products and services.
I was also a Senior Actuarial Consultant at PwC, where I offered actuarial advice to FTSE100 and FTSE250 corporates, including GSK, HSBC, M&S, and UBM. My services encompass a broad range, such as pensions, executive rewards, and M&A in the wider HR context.
7 Years in Real Estate and Investment
I am also the Co-Founder and CEO of the multi-awarded Zisk Properties in London. Since 2014, Zisk Properties has been making property investment easy, flexible, convenient, and accessible. In 2018, I launched an FCA-registered small Alternative Investment Fund which offers unique and exciting investment opportunities to our investors and can hold assets of up to €500 million.
My team and I help investors find quality, high-yield, and capital growth opportunities while also guiding them in investing, selling, diversifying, and reducing risk.
7 Years in Blockchain and AI
As current Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at cheqd, I provide transformational blockchain technology to support the company’s mission to create innovative digital credential business models with incentives that reward both institutions and individuals with the ability to control their data.
As a member of the Board of Directors and Finance and Growth Partner at Ztudium, I play a major role in the company’s software development, consulting, and digital social publishing services. Ztudium specialises in technology, digital transformation, AI, blockchain, and DLT technology. It also publishes digital business intelligence networks of IntelligentHQ.com, SocialMediaCouncil.eu, TradersDNA.com, HedgeThink.com, and tokensdna.com.
As CFO of Humaniq, I led the financial and legal aspects of the company, achieving ten times the valuation of its own cryptocurrency token (HMQ) at $50 million in just over a year, from the $5.2 million we had raised in its ICO. For these wins, I received the CFO of the Year award from Wealth & Finance Magazine.
I have also successfully led a Fintech project for the Central Bank of an African country, helping digitise their financial structure and create a financial product marketplace using the latest technology including blockchain and AI.
Similarly, I have been involved as a strategic advisor and executor of a Crypto-Bank project, which included acquisition of a UK bank. The strategy included devising the project offering, strategy, digital marketing, and identifying cum evaluating target banks.
For a Tech Startup with a budget of $500K, I was able to develop and implement end-to-end technology and a digital marketing strategy. I also spearheaded the negotiations, business plan, pitch decks, and legal matters which helped the client close a $5 million funding.
I advised another client on the most advanced AI-based video recognition software that can be taught particular behaviours.
2 Years in Wellness Technology
In 2019, I co-founded Wellness Assist, a tech company that develops products targeting modern-day corporate workforce issues like stress, cognitive overload, distractions, anxiety, and fatigue. Our primary goal is improving mental wellbeing and reducing chronic illnesses resulting from ongoing stress.
At Wellness Assist, we developed a smartwatch for the brain, which tracks and provides biocybernetic feedback to help improve efficiency and maintain mental wellbeing.