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 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.

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.

Viv Duignan
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 MARKETING OFFICER (CMO)

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.

Valerie Gomes
Program Manager

Valerie Gomes

Valerie has a background in International Relations and built her career in a variety of roles and industries, from working with governments (like the European Union and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) to some of the most exciting environments for tech entrepreneurs like Techstars and GSVLabs (Investment fund in Silicon Valley, California).
Valerie has the mind-set of “creating innovation for good” after working with social entrepreneurs in Latin America with organizations like Ashoka and NESsT.
Valerie is also a columnist for Viceversa Magazine where she writes opinion articles about entrepreneurship and innovation

INTERN

Frederik L Pedersen

Frederik has recently joined AID:Tech as our Intern. He is working with the team to develop technical bids for upcoming project work and helping us develop our strategic vision and research for future projects. Frederik has a BSc in Economics and Business Administration and a MSc in Finance and International Business. He has focused his studies around knowledge management and the valuation process of early stage startups. He is building his career within the field of early stage start up, trying to capture the vision of founders and translate it into monetary value through different forms of financing.

Project Manager

Veronique Constans

Veronique joins AID:Tech as our Project Manager. She has over 8 years’ experience in the financial services industry, spanning a range of organisations in the banking, technology and telecom sectors. She has worked with C-level stakeholders in diverse team functions (including strategy, commercial and technical) across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe. Veronique has shaped and led a number of high-profile projects in her career, including spearheading the company’s commercial strategy, integrating programmes for service delivery and project managed business expansion. Veronique is qualified in Business Analysis and holds a Master’s degree in Chinese.

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