Meet our team

Joseph Thompson
CEO | Co-Founder

Joseph Thompson

Joseph is the CEO of AID:Tech. He combines a background in management consultancy with considerable expertise in strategic IT management. Holding 2 IT related degrees, a strategic management Masters degree and an MBA from Manchester university, Joseph has a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge. Joseph is also currently undertaking the world’s first master’s degree in Digital Currency via the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Joseph has previously worked in senior roles for Bearing Point, Ericsson, The Litmus Group and AIB. Joseph had the vision to create a company that can be profitable as well as socially responsible. Harnessing cutting edge technology and making the experience as seamless as possible for the unbanked and digitally under-served has been Joseph’s objective from day one.

Niall Dennehy
COO | Co-Founder

Niall Dennehy

Niall is the Chief Operations Officer at AID:Tech. Niall has a background in software design & development. Niall co-founded a number of companies including Imprez, PresX and most recently AID:Tech. Niall combines his unique skill-sets in design & development with proven business acumen. Niall has led the design and development of numerous award winning apps and platforms and is employing these same skills to make the AID:Tech platform one of the world’s best. Niall is also an avid endurance athlete and has completed numerous marathons, ultra-marathons and IronMan triathlons.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Jennifer Hord

Jennifer joins AID:Tech as our marketing brand leader. Her specialty is in creativity, strategy and innovation. She brings over 20 years experience working with global brands across a range of sectors. In her role, Jennifer oversees the global management of AID:Tech’s brand, including consumer insights, digital marketing, creative development and production, marketing effectiveness, social responsibility, sponsorship and media.

Flavien Charlon
Chief Technology Officer

Flavien Charlon

Flavien is the CTO at AID:Tech. Flavien previously worked at Microsoft for 8 years developing the Azure platform. Flavien is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Lyon, France, where he received an Msc. in Engineering. Flavien is the author of The Open Assets Protocol which allows organizations to securely issue and trade real-world assets like commodities, securities, currencies and smart properties on the Blockchain.

Lead Designer

Viv Duignan

Viv is AID:Tech’s lead designer. Viv previously worked in the EdTech space for over 10 years and was the creative inspiration for numerous games, apps and learning platforms. Viv is also one of the world’s leading Virtual Reality designers and has had his work featured at numerous conferences. Viv’s ambition is to bring best practice product design to people in the developing world.

CHIEF DATA SCIENTIST

Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

Sasha is the Chief Data Scientist at Aid:Tech. He used to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist, working at some of the best labs in Cambridge and Nijmegen. After leaving academia he dabbled in startups with social goals, from democratising science to helping accelerate a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. His background helps him effectively crunch through swathes of data.

Developer

Prateek Parasher

Prateek is currently pursuing a MSc in Cloud Computing from the National College of Ireland, Dublin. With exceptional logical and analytical skills, he joins the AID:Tech team with experience in Front-end & Full Stack development, as well as with hands-on knowledge of Python/Ruby/JavaScript. Prateek is passionate about working in a flexible environment that offers challenges every day. With an ability to thrive in a cross-functional team, he is excited to be working on high profile, critical projects with approaches such as rapid prototyping. Prateek obtained his B.Eng & M.Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Lancaster University, UK.

Project Manager

Rebecca Duane

Becky has worked tirelessly on advancing economic opportunity and financial inclusion efforts and brings over ten years of experience working in the financial services industry. She started her career in private wealth management at a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. She then went on to the social sector, including leading the design, development and go-to-market strategy for Change Machine, a social enterprise SaaS platform that arms organisations with tools for measuring outcomes and quantifying impact. Becky holds a B.S. in Finance and Communication from Rutgers University and an MBA from New York University with specializations in Strategy and Management of Technology & Operations.

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