North London School


Mr Rustam Aliyev, Chair

Rustam is an entrepreneurial and hands-on technologist with 18 years’ experience in the internet and telecom industries. Currently, he is Head of Engineering at Axora Limited. Previously he held various roles at OneDome, DataStax, Microsoft (Skype), TeliaSonera, and Muzicall (RealNetworks). He has extensive startup expertise, having been a co-founder in three companies.

Rustam has an 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 Selcuk Bassoy

Mr Bassoy 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 Ph.D. at the University of Surrey, with a particular interest in machine learning, big data, and game theory applications in wireless networks.

Previously, he 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

Mr Raja 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

Mr Dhrona 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. Mr Dhrona also volunteers in a local youth hostel to help with payroll and accounting duties and setup and manages a badminton club.

Mr Muhsin Yesilada

Mr Yesilada 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, he 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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