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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our team have come together behind a common vision: the democratisation of the healthcare industry.

HENRY INES
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Henry has 20+ years of experience in early-stage venture capital to corporate finance and management consultancy. As a VC, he focused on investing in innovative technologies such as FinTech, Blockchain and AI. Henry holds a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC. Henry’s deep understanding of management consultancy and finance are fundamental to Shivom’s DNA.
DR AXEL SCHUMACHER
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Axel has over 20 years of Research and Development leadership experience in genomics to epigenetics, and biomarker discovery. He is the Author of the ‘Blockchain & Healthcare Strategy Guide’, the standard compendium for the healthcare industry. Axel translates scientific discoveries into practical applications to help understand, diagnose & treat complex disorders, but also to promote cutting-edge technologies that could transform precision medicine and the way we age.
DR NATALIE PANKOVA
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Natalie holds a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, where her work focused on inflammatory and degenerative disease. Additionally, she worked on advanced diagnostics and precision medicine strategies, which turned into a career in biotech and drug development. Natalie was a Director in early-stage healthcare startups, ran operations in nonprofit settings, and leads the healthcare operations for the London Chapter of the Government Blockchain Association, as well as advising several blockchain in healthcare initiatives in the UK.

GOURISH SINGLA
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Gourish is an accomplished business leader with a background in investment banking, wealth management and angel investing. As an accomplished business leader, Gourish’s focus is on performance, growth, and innovation. Most recently, He drove $30M+ in revenue with his previous venture and since then founded three highly successful health organisations in the digital space. With Shivom, Gourish combines his deep interest in the health sector alongside his advocacy for blockchain and distributed ledger technology in order to make a difference for both businesses and wider society.

AZAM SHAGHAGHI
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL OUTREACH

Azam is an accomplished business leader and social entrepreneur with a focus on performance, growth, and innovation. She has been associated with crypto ICOs that have raised more than $100 million since December 2017. Azam is the Canadian ambassador for the World Innovations Forum and describes herself as a disruptive force in making a global social impact. She regularly contributes for various publications such as Huffington post and STEM-related magazines.
AGAM KANSAL
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Agam is an experienced executive who loves push boundaries and enthusiast for new innovative technologies. Previous to joining Shivom, Agam co-founded a company within the IoT space. He strives to make a meaningful difference in society through the use of technology. He possesses a certificate in Entrepreneurship from Stanford and has extensive experience in developing and implementing communication strategies across organisations.
NATE RAINE
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Nate has 5 years of marketing and communications experience with Silicon Beach, after which he moved to Canada to work with Microsoft and Nintendo. He then went on to develop location-based entertainment opportunities in China and the Middle-East, before moving on to London to launch Cardano’s venture-capital offering. In his downtime, Nate brings a uniquely global lens to his advisory roles within Two Coins Group and Rabbit Communications.
AMANDA APPLETON
HEAD OF HR & ADMINISTRATION

Amanda is a human resource professional with 20+ years’ experience in multi-layered, global organisations. She has demonstrated extensive expertise in the delivery of SOPs, talent management, leadership development and coaching. Amanda is CIPD qualified with an adaptable aptitude that enables her to communicate effectively at all levels including identifying key stakeholders and working toward achieving strategic goals.
DR DARROL BAKER
HEAD OF BIOINFORMATICS

Darrol is an accomplished professional with a distinguished global professional, academic and charitable record. He possesses a broad interdisciplinary scientific education and experience in the areas of NGS medicine, AI, mathematics, pan-omics, epigenetics, clinical drug discovery, start-ups, sales and marketing. Darrol holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, with a research focus on rare diseases. He has sequenced over 7,500 whole human genomes from blood and tissues though to variant and clinical patient decision making.

MEER ALI
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

Blockchain and CryptoTech Expert and a firm believer and proponent of decentralisation. Meer Ali comes on board with hands on technical knowledge of key Blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms. Apart from Blockchain, Meer has vast experience in Technology leadership and managing large Digital Transformation programmes. He has been working with the largest Banks and e-commerce companies in the UK and EU and has implemented strategic banking and e-commerce digital transformation initiatives.
AJIT KULAR
HEAD OF DIGITAL MARKETING

As a tech-savvy and subject matter expert in Digital Marketing and SEO industry, Ajit has governed various E-Commerce Sales and Product-based clients, Fortune 500 included. To empower organizations’ digital marketing footprints, he seeks a sustainable-based but various challenging strategies and innovative thinking through reconciling global web marketplace to meet positive and scalable outcome for the enterprise.
CHARLES LESLIE
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Charles has a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Alabama. He has been in the technology arena for 20 years and one of the veterans of the internet boom in the late 1990’s. He has worked for various startups and fortune 500 companies such as Comcast Network, UBS, JPMorgan and Citibank. At Shivom, Charles brings his extensive experience working in various tech and financial firms mixed with his deep admiration for innovative technologies such as Blockchain and Fintech.
OUR INNOVATION COUNCIL

Our council acts as an internal think tank which supports and informs senior management about technology, industry trends and strategy.

TAAVI RÕIVAS

Mr. Rõivas was the prime minister of the Republic of Estonia from 2014 to 2016. He was a member of the 11th, and is currently a member of the 12th term of Estonian Parliament, has chaired the European Union Affairs Committee, and been a member of the Social Affairs and Finance Committees of the Parliament. Mr. Rõivas is globally known as a digital influencer, promoting digitalisation of the governmental and business sectors, digital citizens rights, e-citizenship, e-voting and many other innovative and progressive initiatives.
DAVID ORBAN

Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, David Orban’s entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years. An early adopter of blockchain technologies since 2010, he was the first to own Ether during the Ethereum launch. He also led the adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain in start-ups and is an advisor and investor in numerous blockchain companies and funds.
DR. IRSHAAD EBRAHIM

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Irshaad Ebrahim Neuropsychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, is actively involved in clinical research for new treatments for Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety Disorders. He is an early adopter of Blockchain Technology for Healthcare and has recently been appointed to advise several Crypto Funds on their Blockchain Healthcare Strategy
DR KAMALA MADDALI

Dr. Kamala K Maddali is an influential leader in precision medicine arena serving on Project Shivom’s innovation council. Dr. Maddali is currently an executive at Cancer Genetics Inc leading the Drug Development Collaborations across the global pharma industry. She holds a Ph.D., in Pharmacology from University of Missouri-Columbia and a DVM Veterinary Medicine from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University in India.

GEOFF HANCOCK

Founder of Advanced Cybersecurity Group, Geoff Hancock has spent 27 years in cybersecurity from Department of Defense and Intelligence community to other governments and global corporations. Over the last ten years, his work has been applying cybersecurity concepts and challenges to Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Genetics and Cybersecurity.
ANTANAS GUOGA

Lithuanian representative at the European Parliament, Antanas Guoga (TonyG) is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist investing in start-ups in the digital area, and philanthropist. Known for his efforts to promote a better climate for entrepreneurship and improving conditions for business opportunities. He is a well-known promoter and advocate of blockchain technology and crypto-currencies.
DR WILLIAM YASNOFF

Known for his groundbreaking work leading to the creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in 2004 in the U.S.A. Dr. William Yasnoff accomplished consultant and national leader in health informatics, his focus is developing and implementing practical, real-world solutions to the most complex and difficult unsolved problems.
DR JAY SANDERS

Father of Telemedicine, Dr. Jay Sanders is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sanders directs the U.S. telemedicine initiatives to the G-8 nations and is a founding member of the American Telemedicine Association. As a pioneer advocate and activist in the field of telemedicine, Dr. Sanders has trail-blazed a new frontier for physicians and the medical profession.