LEADERSHIP

International Digital Chamber of Commerce is led by its board of directors, executive committee and advisory council. The board of directors provides strategic direction and oversight. The advisory council provides strategic advice on matters concerning the chamber and the management committee is responsible for everyday operations of the organisation.

MOHAMMAD HOTAK

Dr Hotak is a medical doctor turned serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and young leader, who is driven by his passion to find solutions for the many challenges our society faces today. He is a strong tri-sector leader with extensive experience in the public, private and non-governmental sectors. As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded, sits on the board of and has led Invest In Great Britain, British Digital Chamber of Commerce, London Partners Corporation, Hotak Healthcare, British Asians Public Affairs Committee and British Afghan Chamber of Commerce. 

Dr Hotak is a national and internationally renowned speaker in the media, think-tanks, academia, conferences and seminars on social entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, international trade, foreign direct investment and leadership. He holds an MBChB in Medicine from Leeds Medical School and certificates in International Organization Management, Smart Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Globalisation and Leadership.

As the chairman of International Digital Chamber of Commerce, Dr Hotak is responsible for the organisation's strategy, overseas its management and builds its partnerships with stakeholders from public, private and non-governmental sector.

ZHENIA SHEVCHENKO

Ms Shevchenko is an ACA qualified chartered accountant, committed team player and a seasoned people as well as organisational management executive. She has over 8 years of experience working in the financial, banking and capital markets industry providing financial audit, financial consulting, digital transformation, EU trade regulation advisory, transactional and structured finance related consulting services to a wide variety of leading global financial, business and government sector clients. She has led and advised both private and public sector clients which has included Bank of England, European Central Bank, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Santander Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland as well as the governments of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.

Furthermore, Ms Shevchenko is the founder of British Digital Chamber of Commerce, Ukraine Foundation and International Business Tribune, a global digital business magazine. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business & Finance, a master's degree in International Economics, a second master's degree in IT Management and received her ACA qualification from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) while working for global consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London.

At British Digital Chamber of Commerce, Ms Shevchenko leads our FinTech, digital trade, women in tech, audit, risk and strategy committees.

SAIF QAZIZADA

Mr Qazizada is a highly qualified management executive and comes from a strong background in the risk assurance, information technology and cyber security industry. He has worked as a cyber security expert with global information technology firms such as Computer Science Corporation (CSC), International Business Machines (IBM), KPMG, Direct Line Insurance Group and Bupa Healthcare. Mr Qazizada brings with him in-depth knowledge of information security, risk assurance, incident handling, compliance and audit, networking, system administration, security architecture, and forensic computing. He has advised leading global financial corporations and international government agencies. 

Furthermore, Mr Qazizda is the Founder of Qazizada IS Consulting Ltd, British Digital Chamber of Commerce and Director of British Afghan Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.Sc in computing, an M.Sc in internet security and speaks six different languages.

At British Digital Chamber of Commerce, Mr Qazizada sits and leads on our cyber security, IT compliance and strategy committees.

PRIYANKA AGARWAL

Director

Priyanka comes from a strong background in management buyouts, private equity and debt transactions.

WILLIAM NKOSI

Director

William is a corporate lawyer, who has held a number of senior leadership positions within a number of global law firms.

VICTORIA GRAY

Director

Victoria is an expert consultant with 20 years of experience in communications, marketing and public relations.

MARIA SILVA

Director

Maria is a social entrepreneur and a fierce advocate of women in tech. She is a mentor and investor in women across Latin America.

MICHAEL LI

Director

Michael is a serial entrepreneur and expert in FinTech, Blockchain and startup mentorship working extensively across ASEAN region.

FARHAD HOTAK

Director

Farhad is pharmacist turned entrepreneur working extensively on healthtech, medtech and pharmacy-tech ventures.