Sheena Amin

Sheena began her career as a venture capitalist investing in high-growth technology businesses at growth equity firm Summit Partners. She has gone on to hold senior positions in the media and telecoms space, including heading up business development at Virgin Media and commercial partnerships at Dixons Carphone. She is currently a Director at UKTV where she is responsible for
running UKTV Ventures, UKTV’s multi-million pound media for equity fund that invests into innovative, high-growth startups and uses the power of TV advertising to help them build a strong brand, acquire new customers and grow their business to the next level.

Sheena understands the challenges of launching and growing a business having founded and run a successful start-up of her own, UniVentures, a graduate recruitment and marketing business. She has had a passion for entrepreneurship from a young age, sparked at the age of 16 when she was
Managing Director of Cocktail, a Young Enterprise Company, which she successfully led to win the Marketing of the Year Award at the National Finals. She is also a passionate ambassador for entrepreneurship having sat on the Board of Young Enterprise, the country’s foremost enterprise education charity for young people, as a Trustee from 2010 to 2017. Sheena read Philosophy,
Politics and Economics at Oxford University where she graduated with first class honours.

Aamir Tayeb

Aamir began his career with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in the Channel Islands mainly focusing on private banking and investment advisory. Thereafter, Aamir moved back to London with RBC and joined their portfolio construction and portfolio management team analysing cross-asset investment portfolios for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients.

After four and a half years in banking, Aamir decided to move away from the finance industry completely and initiate a career in Real Estate. Aamir is the Business Development Manager for Estee Group which is a family run business specialising in UK based commercial and residential property specialising in the development and management of UK based hotels and the development of residential properties. Aamir is mainly responsible for acquiring new projects and growing the business using the solid platform built over the past 25 years.

Aamir is very passionate about youth entrepreneurship and how new and different ideas and businesses in the modern world are shaping the way we think and live and feels that it is up to us as the millennial generation to take advantage of technology and the many opportunities at hand and to make positive differences in the world we live in.

Aamir read Mathematics with concentrations in Applied Mathematics at the University of Nottingham where he graduated with an upper second class honours. Aamir enjoys playing football and squash in his spare time.

Neil Patel

Neil is relatively new to the business world. He qualified from the University of Bristol in 2007 and since then has had a range of positions. After working as a Senior House Officer in the field of Maxillofacial surgery, Neil was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary’s University London in 2010. From there he was accepted into the four year specialist training program at King’s College London where he earned a double masters and appointed as a Specialist in the field of Prosthodontics (reconstructive dentistry). In parallel with his training, Neil received an Honorary Clinical Lectureship at the Royal College of Surgeons for his contributions to education and the college as a whole. After achieving many of his academic goals, Neil was appointed as a Director of his family business which owns and operates a collection of dental clinics across London. In 2017, Neil decided to expand the family business with the addition of a new South Kensington clinic where he personally overseas the reconstruction of many domestic and international clients.

Neil’s philosophy on business is simple, treat your staff well and the rest will follow. He is a strong believer in organic growth but also sees the benefits of taking risks when opportunities arise.

In his spare time Neil enjoys keeping fit, taking part in the London Marathon, the Hackney Half and the Royal Parks Marathon in 2018. Food, music and motor racing also play a big part of Neil’s life.