Meet the team

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We’re the team focused on creating the future standard of financial technology.

Our mission is to make finance intelligent, flexible and about you. The Yobota Platform provides APIs that allow established and challenger financial institutions to create innovative, user-centric financial products, and run them independently.

Our platform is proven on multi-million pound portfolios and runs some of the most innovative products in the UK market.

Team Behind

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We are a team of over 80 professionals covering technology, banking and design focused on one goal –
To make banking more intelligent, flexible and about you.

Mike

Mike Laven

Chairman

Over three decades, Mike has led many technology firms in London and Silicon Valley and has been a Board Member at many early and growth stage tech firms in London, Paris, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Prague, Dublin, San Francisco, and New York.

He is currently CEO of Currencycloud one of the founding firms of the London ‘FinTech Revolution,” that is leading the digital transformation of the finance industry.

Ammar Akhtar

CEO

Ammar has worked on technology and business teams in tier one banks for over fifteen years. He has delivered projects across the globe and has considerable experience in development, product creation, team leadership and mentoring.

James King

COO

James has worked in financial services technology since 1999 for investment banks, consultancies and a clearing house.

At Yobota, James brings the knowledge of flexible, high-efficiency processing and applies it to the broader, retail and commercial banking sector. He champions the use of technology and the cloud to deliver appropriate solutions to challenges the industry currently faces.

The Yobota team

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Jay Hunt

Head of Platform

Lizzie Chinchen

Head of Client Delivery

James Maidment

Head of Technical Operations

Helen Cass

Head of Test Strategy

Sasha Mazhar

Head of People

Michael Joyner​

Head of Finance

Richard Oster

Senior Business Analyst

Erez Fodor

Head of UX & Design

John Morris

Simulations Lead

Nick Whiteley​

Senior Database Developer

Chi Nguyen

Quant Lead

Tim Ashton

Product Support Lead​

Cormac Murphy

Integrations
Lead

Cristian Rat​

Lead DevOps Engineer​

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James Mirenda

DevOps Administrator

The Yobota team

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Jay Hunt

Head of Platform

Lizzie Chinchen

Head of Client Delivery

James Maidment

Head of Technical Operations

Helen Cass

Head of Test Strategy

Sasha Mazhar

Head of People

Richard Oster

Senior Business Analyst

Erez Fodor

Head of UX & Design

Michael Joyner

Head of Finance

John Morris

Simulations Lead

Nick Whiteley​

Senior Database Developer

Chi Nguyen

Quant Lead

Tim Ashton

Product Support Lead​

Cormac Murphy

Integrations Lead

Cristian Rat​

Lead DevOps Engineer​

Siliconmilk Roundabout, London

Some of our events

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ICHACK,
Imperial College London

Hacksussex,
University of Sussex, Brighton

Our off-sites
and socials

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Archery tag, London
Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany
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