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Our Team

Lord Tim Clement-Jones

Innovation Governor, BIC

Lord Tim Clement Jones and Professor Birgitte Andersen are the remarkable leads of our Advisory Board. Both of them are proficient in different subjects and bring their experience and knowledge to the table. Their wisdom, diverse perspective, consistent support and feedback help us deliver visible results to the society. 

Lord Tim Clement Jones is the head of UK Government Affairs, Chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, International Business Relations Partner and Co-Chairman of Global Government Relations.

Tim is the Liberal Democrat Peer and their spokesperson for the Digital Economy in the House of Lords. He is also a renowned member of the Advisory Board of Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce (AIRMIC) and Corporate Finance Faculty of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). e

Professor Birgitte Andersen

Professor Birgitte Andersen

CEO - London, UK

Birgitte Andersen (PhD Economics) is the CEO of Big Innovation Center (BIC), member of the BIC think tank and innovation hub based in London. Her vision has amplified innovation via challenge led task forces on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence in the UK Parliament.

Abdul Rehman

Head of Big Innovation Centre, India, Hyderabad - INDIA

Abdul Rehman leads BIC in India. Rehman specialises in the techno-commercial domain, where he synthesises creative innovation ideas with technical advisory. Collaboration and challenge-led task forces are his watchwords, to resolve socio-economic challenges with an edge over technology and innovation. His vision is updating corporations with modern innovation capabilities to make them future-ready.

Sayali Borole

Sayali Borole

Smart Economy Project Lead, London - UNITED KINGDOM

Sayali is our project lead for our Middle East projects. She strongly believes that this is an era of “evidence-based decision making.” Her skills lie in public-policy researching, managing the development, and motivate corporates to dive deeper and enhance their innovative flair. She is adept at simplifying the laws of urbanisation and advocacy skills.

Xiaoxiao (Michelle) Miao

Xiaoxiao (Michelle) Miao

Innovation-strategy Partnership Manager, London - UNITED KINGDOM

Michelle Miao is our Strategy Partnership Manager in London. She is competent in developing and maintaining corporate and government partnerships in AI and Blockchain technology. She has successfully incorporated innovation inside organisations in various leading East Asian countries. Her ambition and tenacity have made her the leading face of the Magna Carta Blockchain Forum.

Fernando Santiago

Fernando Santiago

Blockchain Researcher & Project Manager, London - UNITED KINGDOM

Fernando Santiago is the strategic leader of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain) and the Blockchain for Government Council. He possesses twelve years of experience in Project Management and Technology Application Planning. He holds a Masters in Logistics, and Supply Chain from Cranfield University (2019), an MEngg Civil Engineering from Alfonso X El Sabio University (2002), a BEng Civil Constructions at Salamanca University, Executive Education (PDD) from IESE Business School (1999) and is certified as Prince2 Practitioner.

Dr Désirée Remmert

Artificial Intelligence Researcher and Project Manager, London - UNITED KINGDOM

She manages the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence as BIC is the Secretariat arm for the same. Being a cognitive anthropologist, she has a keen interest in AI policy research. She possesses a decade of experience in decision-making, ethics, personal autonomy, urban East Asia, intergenerational as well as youth research. 

Aravazhi K

Chief Operating officer

Aravazhi is our Chief Operating officer and spearheads our Sales and Marketing activities in MENA & Asia for our group companies. He is an Electronics Engineering graduate and an IT industry veteran with vast experience in Asia, Middle East and Africa leading Enterprise sales and channel organisations. He has been with Wipro, Compaq, IBM and Redington in the past and has also been associated with US based start-up ventures.

Meet the Big Innovation Centre, India Team responsible to co-create technological and creative innovation around you

Syed Faisal Zahi

Syed Faisal Zahid

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Hyderabad - INDIA

Syed is our CFO in the Hyderabad office. He has a diversified educational background. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds experience in Corporate Accountancy, and General Management. He is highly skilled in Regulatory and Global Audit & Accountancy practices.

Debjyoti Deb

Associate Manager Marketing

Having experience in diverse field of Branding and Communication, Deb joined Big Innovation Centre, India team as the Associate Marketing Manager in 2020. His key responsibilities revolve around Brand activation, Marketing Campaign, Marketing operations Publicity, Media communication, Email marketing, business partnering etc.

Imon Roy

Content Writer

Content Writer for Big Innovation Centre, India, Imon focuses on penning down blogs, articles, enlivening write-ups and bring around some organic attraction. She is also responsible for the managing the social media handles and digital platforms. Being a literature student, she brings a little creative authority to the place.

Prathamash Zaveri

Innovation Catalyst

Having 15+ years’ experience working with Founders, Entrepreneurs & Senior Management in his career. Helding an in-depth local knowledge and hands-on expertise in managing Start-ups, Multi-tasking, Team management and timely completion of tasks having deadlines with additional responsibilities. Mr Zaveri is the Innovation Catalyst for Big Innovation Centre, India.

Carl El Khoueiri

Bilateral Trade Relations

Having a decade of experience in planning, coordinating and delivering of businesses focusing on UK, Middle-east and Africa, Mr Carl El Khoueiri joined the Big Innovation Centre, India in 2020 managing the Bilateral Trade Relations. Responsible for Strategic engagement between key national and international stakeholders including big Tech and start-ups, policymakers, central governments and other public bodies between India and UK.

Manoj Kumar

Creative Designer

Having 8+ years of experience in the managing design process, from conceptualization to delivery. Manoj has emerged to be a skilful addition to the BIC India Marketing Team. His Digital storytelling is simple yet spreads hues of versatility. He is a Bachelor in Fine Arts and has aced Adobe Creative Cloud and Corel draw x7.