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Mr Rustam Aliyev, Chair

Rustam is entrepreneurial and hands-on technologist with 18 years’ experience in the internet and telecoms industries. Currently he is CTO of OneDome Ltd, a UK based property technology startup which he co-founded. Previously he held various roles at DataStax, Microsoft (Skype), TeliaSonera and Muzicall (RealNetworks). He has extensive startup expertise, having been co-founder in three companies.

Rustam has a MSc in Engineering and Management of Information Systems from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and a BSc in Computer Science from the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy.

Mr Ziya Kocabiyik

Ziya has BA in Psychological Counselling and Guidance and worked as a Psychological Counsellor for 3 years at a secondary school and Gulhanae Training and Research Hospital in Turkey. After completing his MBA at Middlesex University, he worked at Home Retail Group for various managerial posts for 6 years. Ziya is the founder and the director of Independent Choice Network which is operating in Education consultancy and recruitment areas. Ziya closely works with both private and public higher education intuitions in the UK.

Mr Selcuk Bassoy

Selcuk is a telecoms consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in the field, proving consultancy to large corporations like Ericsson, Nokia, T-Mobile and Telefonica. Alongside work, he currently studies part-time PhD at the University of Surrey, with a particular interest in machine learning, big data and game theory applications in wireless networks.

Previously, Selcuk was a trustee at a charity in the education sector for more than 12 years which was promoting better education for young people from a disadvantaged background.

Mrs Seval Bilici

Mr Daniel Raja

Daniel qualified as a Solicitor in 1997. He trained and worked in the City until joining a law firm Martin Shepherd in 2005 where he became a partner in 2007.

Mr Deepak Dhrona

Deepak is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and currently works as an Accountant at an Independent School. He has worked in various fields including an accountancy practice and a hotel group based in the West End before taking up his role in the education sector. Deepak also voluntaries in a local youth hostel to help with payroll and accounting duties and setup and manages a badminton club.

Mr Anil Randeria

Mr Muhsin Yesilada

Muhsin completed a Master’s degree in applied Social Psychology at the Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently a PhD and Psychological research assistant at the University of Bristol; with a general focus on Islamophobia and Radicalisation.

As a former student of North London Grammar School, Muhsin offers a unique insight into the student experience. Subsequently, he aims to utilise this familiarity to inform fellow governors on critical decisions.

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