PIONEERS OF EDUCATION

Meet the team

We pride ourselves on being a company dedicated and passionate about the growth, development, and fulfilment of the future generation.

David Roberts

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

David Roberts is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a successful history within the e-learning sector; Having previously worked as CEO of the industry leading ABN, Amro Asia equities business. David graduated from LSE with a degree in Monetary Economics and has an extensive background in derivatives and algorithmic trading.

Alistair Lloyd

MANAGING DIRECTOR (U.K.)

 

Alistair Lloyd has over 35 years of experience within financial services with an emphasis on portfolio management, corporate strategy, capital allocation, and business management. Alistair has been integrally involved with the growth of KidsLoop, prioritising investor relations, compliance and strategic planning.

Joey Lee

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

 

Joey Lee has over 20 years experience as a leading creative within the Korean market. Joey has a proven track record for consistently creating world-class designs and children’s animation projects; He is the creative mastermind behind the globally successful Badanamu brand and provides design oversight across all KidsLoop verticals.

Robert Hardman

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

 

Robert Hardman is a graduate of the renowned University of Auckland in New Zealand with a BSc in Physics and Mathematics, In addition to a MSc in Quantum Physics. Robert has over 25 years experience in applying data intensive technology and advanced analytics to Blue Chip organizations; He specializes in the application of state-of-the art analytics, A.I., machine learning, and cloud computing.

Mark Law

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

 

Mark Law is a graduate of Oxford University with an MA in Oriental Studies. Mark has over 2 decades of experience within financial services across Europe and APAC countries with a focus on sales, marketing, strategy and commercial direction. He is an FCA and was previously Head of Investor Services APAC for Deutsche Bank and Chief Commercial Officer of a FTSE 250 plc.

Bhavani Vishweshwar

Chief Financial Officer

 

Bhavani Vishweshwar has over 20 years of experience across M&A, fund raise and core finance in businesses including AI SAAS, technology and data analytics. She has previously worked as a CFO at Crayon Data, as Head of Business Operations at IBM Hong Kong and in KPMG Corporate Finance in Mumbai and Singapore. Bhavani is a Chartered Accountant by qualification.

Natalie Da Gama-Rose

GENERAL COUNSEL

 

Natalie Da Gama-Rose is a Cambridge University graduate (LLB MA (Hons) with an MBA from London Business School. Natalie has worked as Counsel for luxury retail brands including Harrods and Lane Crawford: she has 20 years’ experience at C level advising on transformational change management; business and IP development; brand, risk and reputation management; merger, acquisition, joint venture and licensing transactions; and compliance and regulatory matters in the UK, Greater China and SEA.

Mihee Cho

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

 

Mihee Cho is an MBA graduate from the renowned Sogang University. Mihee is an incredibly experienced CHRO having worked at major global companies for over 15 years; specializing in global organization development, HR management, change management, leadership, and employee relations.

Dr. Nick Salmon

SVP EdTech & CHIEF OF STAFF

 

Dr. Nick Salmon is a graduate of the University of Leeds with a B.Sc. in genetics and Ph.D. in developmental molecular biology. Nick spent his early career working in genetic engineering, genomic data analysis and technology development. He has since held a number of senior operational and delivery roles, most recently at ARM and the Wellcome Sanger Institute where he built and led a number of complex organisations and programmes – delivering process, technology and data transformation to improve performance.

Dr. Luis M. Vaquero

VP DATA SCIENCE

 

Luis Vaquero has over 20 years of industry experience leading large software and data teams distributed across geographies (Singapore, US, South America, EU/UK) productionining data analysis, software, infrastructure and configuration management solutions in house and for external customers. Luis holds 2 PhDs (Distributed Computer Systems and Medicine), he has published more than 90 academic articles (h-index 29 with 10000 citations) and holds 26 US patent applications (8 granted) in areas such as graph analytics, machine learning, distributed systems, medicine/pharmacology and educational systems and has been ranked in the top 2% scientists globally.

Nasir Ghulam

VP OF ENGINEERING

 

Nasir Ghulam has over 20 years experience working across industries from Media tech to Fintech organisations. Nasir has worked managing and delivering innovative technology solutions including agile transformations, building, and running high performance Technology and Product teams. In addition, he has led the Platform development of several unicorns’ status companies towards global scale; Involved in early stage start and scale ups, has led the transformation required to meet the challenging demands. More recently led Toyota Connected’s Global Data and API programme. Nasir holds a M.Sc in Distributed Computing from Greenwich university.

Jim Newman

VP OF INFOSECURITY

 

Jim has over 16 years of experience developing and securing systems for companies in education, data science and finance. In recent years, Jim has built and led security teams and accelerated cyber security programmes of work at scale in firms that are experiencing rapid growth. He has delivered practical solutions for cyber security resilience and reduced cyber risk. Jim’s professional career has been embedded in technology but he is a qualified French teacher.