People

Zeiad Idris

Co-Founder & CEO

Co-Founder of New World Group, where he grew the company to over $2.5 billion in assets under management with offices in London and Kuala Lumpur. He began his career in commodities trading at Credit Suisse before moving into private equity and venture capital where he worked with many of the world’s leading technology companies, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.

Fizel Nejabat

Co-Founder & COO

Former M&A Lawyer at Clifford Chance and Legal Counsel at Dubai World. At Clifford Chance, Fizel was involved in some of the world’s largest transactions across banking and finance, sovereign wealth and cross-border investments. He completed his education at the University of Oxford.

Nizam Uddin OBE

Chief Strategy Officer

Board Trustee at SOAS University of London and the Robert F. Kenney Human Rights Centre in London. Yale 2019 Greenberg World Fellow, Trustee at the Aspen Institute and former Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration at The Prince’s Trust.

Lucie Mazankova

Head of Finance & Operations

Former Fund Administrator at the Sir James Dyson family office and Agentur Valle. Former Operations Analyst at The Capital Partnership where she supported large family offices and institutional investors.

Abdul Kadir

Chief Technology Officer

Spent 15 years in both Barclaycard and Visa before becoming employee number 5 at 10x Future Technologies, where he was handpicked by former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins to build out the company’s cloud native banking platform.

Alexander Tsirigotis

Finance Director

COO at New World Group, Executive Committee Member and Finance Committee Chair at City Racing and Board Member at Islamic Markets. Former Advisory & Corporate Strategy at BlackRock and Global Capital Markets – FIG at Nomura and Merill Lynch.

Aisha Desai

Head of Community

Trustee at the Algbra Foundation, Founder of Ramadan Lights UK and former Project Manager at BGC Partners and McGraw-Hill Education. Aisha leads on all matters relating to Community at Algbra.

Ramsey El-Dabbagh

Corporate Development

Ramsey supports the Algbra team on all matters related to corporate development, working closely with the founders and executive team across functions. He is a TEDx speaker, social entrepreneur and UCL Law graduate with experience across the legal sector.

Ömer Düzyol

VP of Engineering

Built 7 digital banks across the US and EMEA, including Mettle, Milli-bank, Odeabank, HSBC Turkey and Banque Saudi Fransi. Former Technical Lead at 11:FS, Chief Software Engineer at EngineF, Senior Mobile App Architect at 10x Future Technologies.

Katral-Nada Hassan

UX & Digital Strategist

Head of Product Experience at YAP, Managing Director at The Experience Agency and former Managing Partner at In2 Consulting. She has extensive experience in user experience design and strategy across Canada and the Middle East.

Anton Laurens

Senior Software Engineer

Former Lead Frontend Developer at HSBC, RBS and Arcadia Group. Former Senior Software Engineer at 11:FS. He holds an MSc in Software and Security Systems from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria.

Serkan Bayburtlu

UI / UX Designer

Former Digital Designer at Waste Creative, Alafortanfoni and MagiClick Digital. 12+ years’ experience working with the likes of Diesel, HSBC, L’Oreal, Unilever and Volkswagen.

Marcin Jedyk

Lead DevOps Engineer

Former DevOps Engineer at Worldpay and former Platform Engineer at 11:FS, Velocix and Cambridge University Press. An experienced Solutions Architect with experience building large infrastructures from scratch using Kubernetes.

Abir Adil

Marketing Manager

Former Marketing Executive at 3S POS and PR & Events Executive at the Arab British Business Association. Abir supports on all matters related to marketing and community at Algbra.

Ararat Ispiroglu

Full Stack Engineer

Former Mobile Engineer at 11:FS where he was involved in the built out of multiple digital banking propositions. 10 years’ experience in professional app development working with native iOS Apps using Swift & Objective-C and Android Apps with Java & Kotlin.

Chloe Leeser

Senior Designer

Former Design Lead at Spark Works, Senior Graphic Designer at Imagination Technologies, Clinton Cards, Manchester United and Tesco. Over 10 years’ experience in design working with some of the world’s leading brands.

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