Our Team

Rob Philpott


Rob has over 30 years Board and Executive level Strategic, Operational and Financial experience on a global basis in the Technology and Telecom sectors.

Divij Ruparelia

Co-Founder/Executive Director

Divij has 20 years experience in executive leadership and senior advisory roles across the TMT sector and in Capital Markets, including over a decade investing in and building ventures across emerging markets.

Alan Sinfield

Co-founder/Executive Director

Alan has over 30 years C-level and Board experience, having successfully grown and managed large telecom and technology organisations in almost 50 countries.

Shafquat Hussein

Director of Finance

Shafquat has over 23 years of experience of managing finance and business operations across South East Asia, Middle East, and Africa. He has held strategic positions in telecommunications, banking, and business advisory firms.

Manpreet Ghuman

Director of Products

Manpreet is a consummate ‘techno-commercial’ marketing professional with over 18 years of experience across B2B and B2C, developing successful Digital Products at the intersection of Mobility and Technology spheres. He has worked with some of the world’s largest Telcos and fast rising start-ups in emerging markets while driving many innovative industry-first initiatives.

Yemi Lawal

Head of Marketing

Yemi is a strategy & marketing specialist with over 30 years of experience across in the Telecommunications sector across Europe and Africa. She has been responsible for Market Entry strategies for a number of organisations.

Praveen Sadalage

Director of Business Development Africa

Praveen has over 25 years of experience in business development and operations in emerging markets of South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa, as MD/CEO/VP in high impact green field technology projects viz. telecomm, broadband Internet, Fintech amongst others.

Victor Umozurike

Commercial Director

Victor is a commercial business operation executive with over 22 years experience across
mobile telecoms operations, business process consulting, retail marketing, and sales operations throughout Africa and beyond.