Sajid is an astute business visionary and a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and a former banker. He was involved in a number of early stage and second stage ventures across Middle East, Africa and India. Sajid played a leading role in finance for one of the largest oil Giants AMOCO & British Petroleum. He also worked as Credit Manager for a Boutique Bank in the UAE.
Today Sajid manages his family wealth and runs a financial advisory firm that deals in debt management and restructuring through his Mauritius based company 88 Capital & Investments Ltd. He also now leads the discovery phase for a new start-up Fund with his industry connection through Oryx Prive Investment LLC. His entrepreneurial vision has identified the best practical use in disruptive technology innovation to marry the classical PE model with the ICO fund raising Model. He is now using this model to focus in identifying and investing in start-ups in blockchain enabled technology and services.
Arif has over 18 years of rich experience in Banking and Financial Services of successfully building and managing businesses, formulating and executing business strategies and delivering growth. He has worked with large global Institutions such as HSBC Group, Coutts, Standard Chartered, ABN Amro and Alliance Bernstein in the markets of India, Middle East and Africa as Business Head. He brings to the table a broad base of skills in Business Development, Business Origination and Management. He has extensive experience in Investment Management, executing M&A transactions, Business Restructuring, Market Entry and Deal Structuring. He has completed MBA in Finance from SIBM, India.
Mujtaba Moyene has 16 years’ experience in business development and has been a Private Banker at Merrill Lynch as VP Middle East and South East Asia market. He later joined Crossbridge Capital in Singapore an EAM with a minority share of Julius Baer. He worked as a Team Leader Executive Director heading the South East Asian market and covering Middle East from Singapore. Mujtaba has also worked in global institutions like Citibank and ABN Amro. He has rich experience in Investment Management and guiding business families in growth of family wealth, restructuring, estate planning and succession planning. He graduated from University of North Carolina in the U.S
Anand is a technology evangelist and has more than 19 years’ experience in ICT. He has worked with fortune 500 companies like Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Relsys Inc (Oracle Company) and Take Solutions, Lionbridge Technologies, HCL Technologies, MphasiS, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. His fascination on Emerging Technologies - Blockchain, AI, IOT and Cybersecurity has got him into advisory role for many companies who want to engage in Digital Transformation of their current operating environment. Anand is an alumunus of BITS Pilani and IIPM New Delhi.
Matias brings over 10 years of experience as an advisor within the financial debt and restructuring, he has been a key member/advisor of executions carried out of the major financial institutions in today’s market within the industries of consumer, utilities, technology, oil and gas. He has extensive experience of the full range of investment banking products and services of structuring complex financing solutions, including asset and receivable financing, debt and balance sheet restructuring, leasing structures and structured trade finance transactions for clients he has managed and concluded business transactions in Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, whereby he has established a comprehensive contact network spread over across these 4 continents.
A full-fledged banker with 30 years of experience and high academic achievements with Research (Ph.D) and D. Litt. He is associated with a number of corporations and financial bodies globally as a Banking Consultant. He is well versed with all banking parameters and is a visiting Speaker for several B-schools. Authored 4 books on banking and International Money market. Presently he is Director of EST Growmore ADV SA, Montevideo, Uruguay and EST Capital, Barr (Zug), Switzerland. He is responsible to work towards creating a new way of banking – Crypto Banking and he is advising many central banks across Africa for the same.
A seasoned Entrepreneur with years of Global Sales, marketing and Leadership experience. Riyas has been an investor in many early stage ventures Rimpex International, Emarald Group of Hotels, Continental Group, Eighty Eight Capital & Investments and Gammon Contracting Saudi. These companies dealt with wide range of industries dealing in retail, F&B, telecommunications, Healthcare, Entertainment and Media and contracting. His years of experience in tackling corporate challenges in the Middle East and India region makes him a specialist portfolio management, retail management, brand development, sales strategies and a mentor is people leadership. Currently Riyas continues his investment activity by identifying promising companies, supports them with capital, management skills and network in the region to support their growth. He is an MBA- Finance from BMS college of engineering Bengaluru.
Prakash has over 20 years of experience in the field of Trading and has a vast experience in different sectors such as Telecommunication, Real Estate and Service. Prakash is currently Executive Director at Oryx Prive, where he is responsible for Management, Operations and Business Development. Prakash is a BSC graduate from Mangalore University, India.
An Investor in early startups, A Global Mentor and 20years of experience in the innovation domain and is in the advisory of scale-up strategies. Rajesh is a keen observer of the emerging economies and follows the global shift to the east. Serves on the Board of WMC, a diaspora organization started out of New Jersey, USA and CDEP, an India Entry think tank working for Indian repatriates. He founded Pulin Hill, a boutique advisory firm. He is the Co-founder of InQ Innovation involved in creating a Global Innovation Ecosystem by connecting global resources using a global mentor pool. RaJ is also a strategy advisor and angel to start ups. Some of his investments are in Leisure, Blockchain, Media & ARVR, Martech and Cleantech. He is a STEM and Management Graduate with FMCG (Mondolez-Cadbury), Big Oil (ExxonMobil) & Scale-up knowledge.
Ciprian will be providing key expert advice, business insight and professional guidance on topics related to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, E-Money, e-Wallets , direction, processes, business development, sales and marketing of the products and services . Over 15 years experience in production environments and green field projects with extensive management skills in managing companies with 200+ employees . Implementing basic responsibilities that are associated with the Business Development Manager and General Manage position , examining the company’s competition to develop better development strategies, increasing profits for the company in general and establishing relations with a sales team or sales coordinator. For the last 2 years deeply involved in mining operations and global blockchain technology projects with cross-functional intent to investigate business disruptive emerging technologies, define appropriate strategies to maximise on presented opportunities whilst mitigating threats, and execute those strategies using a blockchain networks.
An Arbitrator, Advisor for Cross-Border Litigations, Key Note Speaker and a blogger. Diana serves as a partner-in-charge in Merritz law firm overseeing Middle East practice and is a listed arbitrator in several arbitration centres. She acted as arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration proceedings around the world with an aggregate value of several billion dollars under a variety of arbitration rules (DIAC, ICC, SCC, ADCCAC and others). She has advised, coordinated and strategized cross-border litigation proceedings before the courts in the Middle East, CIS, Europe and North America. Diana has hands on experience in dealing with complex, cross-border disputes in construction, real estate, telecom and energy sectors. She regularly serves as a keynote speaker at conferences, seminars and various business events, publishes regularly and has her own blog https://arbitratoronline.com/. Her works have been cited and used by the U.S. Congress and other publications in various highly rated peer-reviewed and industry-specific journals. She regularly provides her expert opinion to, and is being interviewed by, Gulf News – the leading regional newspaper - on various legislative developments in the region.
Ansu is responsible for the financial health and control of Oryx Prive Investments LLC as well as to produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of the organization. Before joining Oryx, Ansu worked in big 4 audit firms like KPMG and Ernst &Young for 5 years where she worked as an external auditor. She has past experience of auditing a wide range of companies in regions like India and UAE. Ansu has a Bachelors’ in commerce and is an ACCA member.
Passionate in Real Estate Business and having over 4 years’ experience in Real estate marketing, Guzalya is highly qualified marketing and communications professional. With her Real estate Marketing background she has strategic Marketing Knowledge in leading global campaigns within the international arena. She has worked in logistics space with global oil & gas companies like LUKOIL, Petronas Global, and CNPC. She also has worked with companies like Colgate-Palmolive, DAEWOO International Corporation, F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd., Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd, and IBM East European/Asia LLC.
Harib is highly motivated and self-reliant with a proven performance record for marketing management, client satisfaction and correspondence. He is pro-active, skilled to identify key marketing strategies, articulately implement account direction and efficient communication. Harib is exceptionally focused on utilising Company strengths and creating an environment of forward thinking ideas driven by business needs, sales targets and innovative marketing solutions.
Deborah has 7 years of extensive experience in Social Development practice, Human Resource and Organisational management. She created key government links in Uganda, previously worked with a wide array of stakeholders in Eastern Africa to implement International donor funded programs and projects by; Holt, Oak, Usaid, Medair, Doctors of the World, and Cordaid. Deborah has independently coordinated NGO start-ups for diverse Ngo’s in East Africa. She has keen interest in the new advancements and upgrades in ICT and Investment and is merging her non-profit expertise into the profit industry.