In 2002, I moved from Manchester to Birmingham to launch my first business, a technology services company specialising in offshore development, in partnership with an American firm, which I later sold.
Since then I have set up and been involved in several businesses in the field of technology, as an investor, board director and CEO. Currently, I’m the CEO of Wow Zone, a digital marketing agency, which was established in 2002 and recently featured on Channel 4’s TV hit show The Job Interview. I’m also the founder and CEO of hugely successful FinTech business based out of Leeds.
Over the past 20 years, I have enhanced my skills of building businesses and teams, through the acceptance of failure being part of the process. I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing companies in the UK and internationally, alongside super talented people, for many household brands.
I served 4 years on the boards of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2010. In April 2016 I was fortunate enough to be recalled, to serve once again on the Executive Board of The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), part of GBCC. This year, 2017, I have been appointed as the Vice President of the ABCC.
My most recent appointment has been to the Board of Ronald McDonald Charity, something I’m hugely proud of because of the amazing work they do for families in their hour of need.
I also served 4 years on the board of UK IT Association, an initiative which was set up by Advantage West Midlands, to help collaboration and growth for SME technology businesses. Whilst serving on this board, I was by UK Trade and Industry to represent the West Midlands on a technology delegation to the United States and Turkey, the aim was to build closer ties with US, Turkish and UK based businesses in the field of technology.
I’ve also been featured in the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Chicago and New York Times and UKTI but to name a few. I was also named as Entrepreneur of the Year for the prestigious Lloyds TSB Asian Jewel Awards.
My philosophy in life and business is simple “give without expecting anything in return”.