Faizan Ali Siddiqi
Faizan has spent the better half of the last two decades in large-scale turnaround opportunities. After a mix of corporate & startup stints he is now a full-time Angel investor & Operator, focusing on deep tech and content distribution plays at Brandver.se, with a core focus on enabling Pakistani businesses to conduct commerce online for the first time.
Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer & Head of Digital Transformation at TCS, where he led the growth & transformation agenda of a legacy brand His two-year growth outcomes positively exceeded the last 30+ Years, that too in a pandemic year. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director, Interlink Multi Media, a Jang Media Group Company where he was responsible for building digital distribution for Geo.tv, Jang.com.pk & TheNews.com.pk & monetizing those digital assets.
Formerly the MD of Digital Globe Services, a company whose operations he singlehandedly built and scaled in Pakistan from 0 to 1000 people, & then helped take public on the LSE:AIM. One of the world’s top advertising technology & lead generation pay-for-performance companies.
In his career, he has held senior roles at KPMG Middle East(Open Data/Governance), Afiniti.com (AI), and ESC Corp (Golf Simulators & Machine Learning).
Early in his career he built and sold an advisory company called ECAS to a PE outfit.
He started his career with Digex (now Verizon) along with roles at Tyco International (SOX Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering) in the US & GE Advanced Materials in Holland (Political Risk Management for technology investments).
Faizan has a BS from Purdue University and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the past Sr. Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@sha) & former member of its Central Executive Committee. Faizan is also on the Board of Advisors for Katalyst Labs. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), A Six Sigma Master Black Belt & a Certified Board Director (PICG).
Faizan has been a Mentor with the Google Launchpad Accelerator Program & Google for startups for the last 4+ years and has mentored companies & founders that have gone on to achieve unicorn status. He has served as a Customer Advisory Board Member for Google Chrome and serves on the advisory board for AMP