London, United Kingdom, June 02, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Heliocor is pleased to announce that Irshad Akhtar has joined Heliocor as Finance Director. In addition to his financial and risk responsibilities, he will be working closely with Managing Director, Vikas Tripathi, to bring Heliocor’s world class compliance solutions to the Middle East and South Asian markets.
Irshad joins Heliocor from Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, where he was part of the core team that set up their UK business and also led the Finance team. Qualifying as an accountant at EY and a Corporate Treasurer, he enjoyed a long career in HSBC Global Banking and Markets in a variety of finance, risk and management roles, particularly in developing its Saudi Arabia business from a start up to a multi-billion dollar entity. Previously, he has worked as CFO of Gulf International Bank in the UK and helped in the regulatory authorisation of BFC Bank UK, where he was CFO and Treasurer.
Additionally, Irshad also has experience of the start-up technology environment as Founder of BuzzEV, a Point to Point electric car sharing service.
Owen Hall, CEO of Heliocor, commented, “We are delighted that Irshad has joined us in an executive capacity as we transition to a scaling up phase in Heliocor’s journey to change the way the world does business. He has an enormously impressive pedigree, bringing a special combination of sophisticated understanding of the management of risk in global banking with an enthusiasm and passion for start-up technology’s ability to shift industries.”
Irshad Akhtar added, “Heliocor is genuinely committed to bringing its sophisticated compliance and onboarding solutions to a global market with the aim of substantially reducing the impact of fraud. I look forward to contributing to the next exciting phase of the company’s growth.”
Roderick Cameron, Chief Strategy Officer, Heliocor Ltd, 20 Birchin Lane, London, EC2V 9DU
+44 (0)203 006 6412
Elly Zhang, Director of Partnerships, Heliocor Ltd
+44 (0)203 006 6411
Vikas Tripathi, Managing Director, Heliocor Ltd
+44 (0)203 006 6405
Notes to Editors: About Heliocor
Heliocor’s mission is change the way the world does business; restoring trust.
Our goal is to radically reduce the $100 billion+ annual cost of fraud globally by building an anti-fraud ecosystem based on our existing product families.
Heliocor’s foundation product is RoboliticsTM, a high-speed data analytics engine, that helps financial institutions manage their compliance more effectively and much more cheaply than other solutions. Its proven technology, using AI, neural networks and machine learning, is working in Tier 1, 2 and 3 financial institutions today.
Heliocor also supports clients with Know your Client (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) onboarding via its Dokstor suite of software. Dokstor is available in API/iFrame (linked to RoboliticsTM) and App formats (in both the Play and App Stores).
Based in London, with a Technical Development Centre in Barcelona and a sales office in New York, Heliocor has been designed to be a global business – we already have an international client base and will shortly be opening offices in China and the Middle East.
Combining the two developed and delivered products with the leveraging power of blockchain, Heliocor intends to build world’s first global anti-fraud ecosystem. This will radically reduce and potentially eliminate identity fraud.
· Sole UK winner, 3rd China （Shenzhen） Innovation ＆ Entrepreneurship International Competition
o Winner, Financial Technology Professionals Finals
o Winner, Internet and Mobile Internet (Information Technology) Finals
· National Finalist, Tech Nation’s Rising Stars 2019
· Winner, Most Promising KYC/AML/Compliance Checker for Security Tokens at ‘Security Tokens Realised’ Jan 2019
· PwC Winter18 FinTech Scale Up Programme
· Cohort 11, Mayor of London’s International Business Growth Programme http://gotogrow.london/
· Cohort 3, Ping An Cloud Accelerator
· Twitter @helioDID
· Video introduction to Heliocor’s Mission - https://vimeo.com/305081807
· Video explaining our Anti-Fraud Ecosystem - https://vimeo.com/305083454