Resident Industry Advisors

We are sector agnostic with our approach with the benefit of insights provided by experts within certain industries


Avinash Advani

Cybersecurity, CEO, Spire Solutions

More than 18 years’ experience in the IT security, cloud, IoT, datacentre, analytics, networking and mobile industries. Successfully led as CEO across multiple businesses in the sector and most recently created a market leading IT security data centre and cloud product portfolio.


Ritam Gandhi

Software and IoT, Founder, Studio Graphene

Ritam worked as a consultant for a decade for the likes of Accenture and Bank of America Merrill Lynch before going on to launch Studio Graphene – a firm that specialises in designing and developing blank canvas tech products.


Nicolas Adamjee

Real Estate & Hospitality, MD, Adamjee Group

Owner and developer of multiple hotels and residential properties and previously a co-founder of BuyRentKenya, one of the largest online property sites in Africa, before it was acquired.


Kim van Niekerk

Social Impact & Wellness, Consultant

Experienced communications coach and fundraising consultant with a demonstrated history of empowering entrepreneurs, non profit fundraisers and social entrepreneurs to successfully raise funds for their projects through powerful pitches and great conversation.


Eddie Jaoude

Software, Senior Software Consultant

An open source and best practice advocate and a top contributer to open source projects on GitHub – was in the top 500 open source contributors in the world. Founder of Dashboardhub, an open source deployment pipeline platform.


Raja B-Sheikh

Betting & Gaming, Head of Product, GVC

Over 18 years in the betting and gaming industry. Currently responsible for the product strategy and roadmap of the sports product portfolio across digital channels at GVC Group, one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups.


Ian Forrest

Fintech, Managing Partner, OSMO Partners

Over 19 years of experience in the asset management industry focused on providing front, middle and back office services to investment management firms.


Lawrence Cummins

AI & Blockchain, Chairman, CMBC Group

A cryptographer, mathematician and frequent developer of decentralised and machine learning solutions. A leading adviser to academia, industry, governments, banks and defence contractors on blockchain, cryptocurrency and internet 3.0.