Ben is an evangelical innovator and problem solver. He started his career in sales and advertising but moved onto managing software development and innovation companies from the mid 1990s. He worked with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500’s corporations, to government projects and start-ups. Before setting up Adtones he specialised in telecommunications systems working with clients like Vodafone, BT, Cable & Wireless Sprint and Verizon. Ben read Chemistry at Imperial College and Université de Paris XI.
CEO & CTO
Gaspare Manos has extensive knowledge of the advertising and media market. He had managed teams in advertising, sales, and content for online and printed magazines. Gaspare has strong business development experience across the EU, Africa and Asia with high-level networks in sectors relevant to Adtones’ expansion and implementation strategy. Gaspare was educated at the London School of Economics (LSE) where he holds a PhD from the Faculty of Economics.
Gaspare Manos PhD
Anita is a cross-border business strategist. She has 20 years of experience in building and executing business strategies with projects in Asia, U.K. and Europe, and the United States. In her prior experience, she traded, for some 15 years, financial and commodity futures and had worked the entire spectrum of the debt market. Anita holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a BBA Summa Cum Laude in economics from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science.
Anita Tang MBA
Since 2010, Rajesh Varma has been the international equity portfolio manager at DNCA Paris (€25bn under management). Previously Rajesh worked for Carmignac Gestion from 2002 where he managed global funds focusing on new technologies, healthcare and renewable energies, participating in Asian stock-picking for the whole range of funds. He worked for Eurazeo for two years from 2000. Rajesh has also worked as a fund manager for Montgomery AM in San Francisco, KI Pacific AM, Arral Associates (the first Asian hedge fund). He began his career at Fidelity in Hong Kong as an analyst covering Asian markets. Rajesh is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSC 1986 and MBA 1988).
Rajesh Varma MBA
Søren is a serial entrepreneur having founded, operated and sold a number of companies over the last 20 years. He has experience in a wide range of industries such as telecommunications, public relations, IT, energy technology, and politics. Having spent more than 14 years working in five countries outside Denmark, Søren has extensive knowledge managing cultural divergent teams. Søren has worked for Netvitae (partner), dixiTel (CEO), Hola Telecom (partner), Traff-X (Director), EUTEX European Telco Exchange (Director of Business Acquisition), Talkline Germany (Director) and Sonofon. Søren was educated at Aalborg Universitet.
Johannes is an expert in securities trading who brings his, data, technology, analytics and compliance experience to Adtones. He is also an experienced executive have been a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs for 13 years as well as being CEO of BMLL a fintech trading data platform.
Sanjay is an active angel investor and advisor. He started his career with McKinsey & Company in India and served as a VP of Business Development of Alibaba and was the # 3 member of Alibaba’s core team. Sanjay is the Founder and Chairman of JMATEK International, in 2013, Enterprise Asia awarded the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award to Sanjay for his leadership in building JMATEK into a global leader in home comfort appliances. He also co-founded Kalido the world’s first peer to peer opportunity based platform. Sanjay studied at the University of Michigan and holds an MBA from Columbia University, New York.
Sanjay Varma MBA
Rupert is an investment banker specialising in emerging market equities. He has worked for NatWest Markets, CA-IB/Bank Austria, ING, and Wood & Co, in a range of senior management and sales roles. His experience spans a number of territories including the Gulf, Russia, CIS, Central Asia, Latin America and South Africa as well as EMEA, with over 100 IPOs, follow on placements and capital raisings completed. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), now a part of UCL.
Daoud Zekrya is a founding partner and fund manager of SCIM London, managing a Sovereign entity fund investing in UK real estate assets. Prior, he was a founding partner at Belay Partners LLP managing $100M of assets in European equities. Daoud was previously a partner of Marshall Wace LLP where he was jointly responsible for running Marshall Wace's Core fund, one of the two strategies that made up the firm’s $4bn (€2.7bn) European long/short flagship Eureka portfolio. Daoud has also worked in European Equity Sales at JP Morgan, NatWest Markets and Cazenove. Daoud holds a degree from the London School of Economics.
Larry Davis is an architect and real estate developer from Houston, Texas and has had his work published in over 80 publications. Larry is the founder and president of Urban Lofts Townhomes (www.urbanlofts.com). Based in Houston, the firm also has developments in Dallas, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. Since the firm’s inception, Larry has been responsible for over $500,000,000 of sales. Larry serves on the board of Save Venice which annually gives approximately €2,000,000 for restoration projects in the city.
Larry S. Davis
Aude Mercier has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2007. Aude is a partner of 186 Avocats law firm in Paris since 2016. She is specialised in all intellectual property, media and new technologies areas notably trademarks, copyright, design and Internet issues, both contentious and non-contentious. Aude works on personal data protection law. She also focuses her practice on unfair competition cases. Aude assists a broad range of clients – including both SMEs and large French and international groups – with all their requirements relating to IP/IT law. Her expertise covers the fields of media, and audio visual.
Sarah has several special interest in law which have been broadened with research activity, conferences and teaching. These include legal informatics, IT, new technologies, copyright, industrial and commercial law. Sarah has been enrolled on the Professional Register of lawyers since 2003. She has continuously worked as a lawyer and as a partner in several associated law firms until she set up her own law firm Mosole Avvocati winning landmark court cases in several fields of law. She hold a law degree from the University of Bologna along with a PhD in Information Technology Law.
Sarah Mosole PhD
Tedson is a specialist media sales executive. Managing High Profile Accounts, aggressive sales and marketing, driving revenue growth, prospecting and Client Relationship Management. Tedson has a degree in business administration and an MBA.
Tedson Mwondi MBA
General Manager Kenya
Tony is a digital marketing expert focusing on economic social landscapes. He has worked for Kimberly Clark and a number of other large organisations in Senegal specializing in product development and product growth. He studied economics and politics at the University of Montreal.
General Manager Senegal
Luděk is both a cyber security / data protection expert and a seasoned advertising professional. He helped found and run one of the largest advertising agencies in the Czech Republic working with the clients like O2 and T-Mobile as well as a host of mainstream brands. Additionally he has founded a data protection agency and written books about data protection and cyber security. Luděk holds masters degrees in Political Science and Business Administration.
Luděk Nezmar MBA
Director Czech Republic
Alptug is an expert in digital products and services. He has many years experience in consulting, digital businesses & start-up environment, always at the crossroads of business and technology. Experienced in building new businesses – new business areas & regions, from scratch to double digit millions of revenues. Alptug has been managing director of a subscription business in Turkey, Europe and the MENA region and prior to that a management and strategy consultant across Europe. He holds a masters degree in industrial engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Senior Advisor – Turkey, Azerbaijan, MENA
Mike is a Finance Director with a strong record in delivering significant operational growth with constant emphasis on cash flows through team-based management style with astute commercial acumen and transferable skills set. Mike has over 20 years experience in commerce and industry and has worked in a variety of sectors including IT, FinTech, publishing, telecoms and property development. Mike is a Chartered Accountant.
Head of Finance
Rob is a specialist in setting up and maintaining international financial structures for corporations. He has worked in various sectors including telecommunications, software, security and property, across a number of locations including EMEA, Africa, North and South America. His recent positions have been as CFO or Finance Director. Rob is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Account and holds a Doctorandus (Masters) in Business Administration from the University of Amsterdam.
Robert Bolier MBA
Evans is a program and project manager. He has worked for Radio Africa and Lancia Digital (Bamba TV), coordinating development and integration of advertising systems with ABV international (china), DVEO (US) and Sumavision technologies (China). He also coordinated integration of digital TV channels with Standard group media group (Kenya), Africa XP (South Africa). He has been trained by Sumavison technologies (China) on DTT transmission and integration. Evans holds a degree in applied mathematics.
Filip´s strength is in online marketing strategies. He has previously worked for the Czech-Chinese chamber of commerce supporting business transactions between these countries. He is finishing his bachelor degree at the College of International and Public Relations.
Business Development Czech Republic
Maimouna is a business development entrepreneur. She started her career the Senegal Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights before moving to Compagnie Financière Africaine (COFINA) as a manager of risk products. She has successfully set up and manager her own fashion brand outside her day jobs. Maimouna studied Political Science at l’Université Laval.
Business Development Senegal