BCS Entrepreneurs Leadership Team

Shakeeb Niazi

Chair - Shakeeb Niazi FBCS CITP FIOEE

Shakeeb is a recognised leader in the London Tech scene having mentored hundreds of Startups in the past decade and trained several mentors in Alchemy (his “active mentoring” methodology). He is a proactive member of the Tech London Advocate group, and his activities in the London Tech scene include leading several Entrepreneurship and Mentoring initiatives. He is Chair of BCS Entrepreneurs as well as the author and curator of the BCS Entrepreneurs Mentorship Programme, designed to foster the next generation of technology entrepreneurs and facilitate the transfer of knowledge, expertise and ideas between BCS Mentors, Startup & Scaleup communities.

Shakeeb collaborates with several Universities, Incubators and Accelerators to support entrepreneurs from early stage Startups through to Scaleups. His passion lies within Social Impact outcomes that can derived from technological innovation and business initiatives.

Shakeeb works with entrepreneurs from a wide demographic (diversity & inclusion) so that they succeed across wide-ranging business models and business sectors. His ethos is best described as an “everyman mentor” and gives 1 hour of his time to any person that would like his help.

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Jonathan Exell

Secretary - Jonathan Exell

An experienced intellectual property lawyer, with a background and hands-on experience in IT, working for clients from the concept/ Startup stage through to major enterprises. He provides guidance and help to clients in all areas of IP, although as a qualified patent attorney, advising on and securing patents for clients forms a major part of his work. Expertise also in litigation - when this is the only option remaining - with a good success rate.

A member of the BCS for many years, and actively involved in the Kent BCS branch, he also authored the IP portion of the BCS publication IT Law - an ISEB foundation.

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Peter Lewis

Communication Lead - Peter Lewis

Inbound Marketing consultant and HubSpot partner, specialising in nurturing website visitors into customers through content marketing automation. 

Communication strategist for global brands across a variety of sectors, including telecom, FMCG/ packaged goods, logistics, luxury goods, financial services, retail and leisure.

Prince 2 practitioner, experienced in managing large, multi-disciplinary projects and teams across borders. Multilingual in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

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Ian Golding

Treasurer & Operational Excellence - Ian Golding

15 years’ international experience as Global Partner for IT in a leading global environmental and engineering consulting firm with 5,000 staff spanning 140 offices across 40 countries worldwide. He is now sharing his operational experience, ranging from Group CIO, CTO and Data Privacy Officer roles, to help guide and mentor others in their progression to growing their business. 

Ian is now more sustainable than ever, as he is travelling less, based in his home city of London and getting acquainted more with the thriving UK Startup scene.  By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian’s aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem


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