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Meet Our Team.

Advisory Board

Kali Bagary

An over-achieving executive with over 30 years of experience in IT and business, specialising in business growth in the UK and South Africa. A rare combination of sales skill coupled with the ability to design and transform internal business processes to achieve international advancement and revenue increase. Deriving satisfaction from taking a hand in development and improvement, mentoring high performance teams and advising Boards.

Kali’s Dream: To spend more time with his ever-growing family and to become an investor to help fund and mentor innovative start ups.

Alan Newman

A Business Psychologist who studied at UCL and INSEAD. His main areas of expertise are entrepreneurship & behavioural economics, primarily in the financial services & tech sectors. A popular speaker at conferences who uses enthusiasm, humour and pithy phrases such as ‘Brains don’t do money’ and ‘Insurance is a left-brained industry operating in a right-brained world’ to challenge lazy thinking.

Alan’s Dream: To use the Kruger National Park for Digital Detox Events- a necessary antidote to FOMO Syndrome to help execs focus on the important rather than the urgent.

Peter Franklin

A qualified FCA and FCT who has worked in various sectors; predominantly banking finance and operations with a special emphasis of Treasury. As a Director with extensive experience in running complex entities, he advises on numerous issues to help grow the business, specifically in supporting management in all matters of the company in relation to corporate issues.

Peter’s Dream: Go around watching cricket (with the occasional football match included)

The Board

Aju AlexanderCEO

An Electronics Engineer with a Post-Graduate degree in Business Management and a track record in delivering IT solutions across a range of global businesses. His role is to bring out the best in the team, ultimately assisting clients in maximising their business value through digital transformation by adopting innovative technologies.

Aju’s Dream: is to build a social enterprise enabling homeless re-integrate into society by providing a safe home and job prospects.

Jas BagaryCFO

BA(Hons) in Accounting, ACA, PGcert, with 21 years of experience in corporate Finance as a financial consultant and auditor and 14 years of experience as a University Principal Lecturer for Accounting. In her current role as Finance Director she undertakes the financial modelling, accounting, contracts management and payments.

Jas’s Dream: To travel the world and give more time and money to charity.

Hendrik StrydomCTO

BCom Computer Science with more than 30 years of experience in programming and database management. Continuous learning of all the new programming trends worldwide. Delivering bespoke IT solutions to many businesses across a broad range of sectors, globally. Involved in delivering numerous missing critical systems for each and every client and strongly believes in sharing his knowledge and helping our programmers learn and grow through the Young Minds initiative.

Hendrik’s Dream: Invest in numerous beach properties all over Thailand where he can live, work and relax simultaneously.

Erik StrydomCOO

Bachelor in Electronic Engineering, worked as Project Manager at Telecommunication Companies for 35 years. In his current role as COO, he ensures that projects are delivered within agreed timelines and that sufficient resources are allocated to projects.

Erik’s Dream: Fly around the world with his family and tour as many countries as possible.

Tonya WilliamsCMO

A qualified marketer with over 20 years of experience in B2B marketing within global technology enterprises and insurance businesses. Her role is to ensure brand positioning and lead generation activities are optimised to generate awareness and present new business opportunities.

Tonya’s Dream: To study marine life in the Galapagos archipelago and go scuba diving with penguins, seals and hammerhead sharks.

Management Team

Jagroop SahiVP infoFINIUM

BA (Hons) History with BSC Business Analysis certification with over 7 years of experience as a Business Analyst and Product Manager. In her current role as VP infoFINIUM, Jagroop works closely with the client to gather their requirements and define their processes to best utilise the infoFINIUM framework, providing a valuable solution for the client.

Jagroop’s Dream: To travel to remote islands all around the world, spending her time on a beach, and on the sea.

Liesl BowettVP HR SA

Over 25 years ‘people’ experience in both corporate banking and IT. Taking care of our most valuable resources; our staff, as a business is only as good as its employees. In her current role as VP HR she influences numerous aspects of the organisation by assisting in the development of our employees, and by playing a part in strategic business decisions.

Liesl’s Dream: To (without ANY interruption) be able to enjoy her ever-growing ‘to-read’ list which, at this stage, could probably take the rest of her life! (Preferably on a beach…in Thailand…with her dogs)

Germaine HennopVP of Business Development

BSc in Actuarial Science with a background in financial services working for some of the biggest Financial Services companies in South Africa. She is currently responsible for the development and growth of TechFINIUM’s business in South Africa with new and existing clients. Germaine believes that through the building of strong relationships with open communication we can achieve mutual success.

Germaine’s Dream: As an artist and appreciator of art she would love to either paint or curate an art gallery.

Jags DhillonVP Projects

Having 15 years of experience in various IT Project Management in the financial services sector, Jags is responsible for the day-to-day management of application development and data warehousing projects for key clients. He advises on project management methodology, data analytics and machine learning; with a focus on both open source and proprietary tools with domain knowledge to be able to extract value quickly.

Jags’s Dream: To become a race car driver

Paul HendersonVP Strategic Accounts

International experienced Business Transformation Specialist, PMO, Programme and Senior Project Manager with over 15 years of experience working across the financial services and telecoms sector. In his current Strategic Account Management & Project Delivery role Paul assists strategic clients with the successful delivery of business improvement projects and programmes that aid with the transformation of business units.

Paul’s Dream: To spend the time travelling around the globe with his family stopping off to play some of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Dean KempVP SIMS

BCom Computer Science, with 9 years of experience in developing custom solutions and 7 years of experience of working with SETA’s. He is currently overseeing the initial development of new clients on our core infoFINIUM MASA technology. With expertise in project management, business analytics and redefining workflow processes, Dean helps customers to optimise the full potential of infoFINIUM to provide a value adding solution.

Dean’s Dream: To build and ride replica MotoGP 2 stroke motorcycle when he’s not travelling the world and exploring the scuba diving locations with those closest to him.