Devyani Patel - Lead Consultant & Trainer
Over 21 years’ experience in the financial, technology and business consultancy industries. Starting her career in training systems for a world wide airline, she quickly gained cross cultural and global experience. Developing systems and business processes with overseas clients, she pursued a career in Wall Street as Managing Director and Vice President roles for the New York and Hong Kong Stock markets and similarly, investment banks across the global.
Today the company has a team of lead trainers that offer clients exclusive courses in personal development, business management, financial & technology training and focuses on women and leadership.
She is a strong advocate for women leadership and is a supporting member to several Entrepreneurial organisations supporting business innovation, startup for the next generation and women in business. She holds the post of President fo rthe Entrepreneurs Club in Hong Kong supporting Entrepreneurship activities in HK.
Devyani has a BSc in Applied & Computer Science, an MBA from New York University, US and has completed the Securities Industry Institute management program from Wharton Business School, US.
Andy Mayer - Lead Trainer and Specialist in Trading & Finance Skills
Andy Mayer has over 14 years experience as a derivatives trader and manager in the investment banking industry. He began his career in London with NatWest Global Financial Markets, and worked for Credit Agricole and Morgan Stanley before moving to Asia in 2010. His most recent banking role was running the Asia FX derivatives department at CIBC Hong Kong.He is now passionate about training and using his experience in trading. He has developed this entire Trading FC curriculum for junior to senior finance level staff. â€‹
Andy has a BSc from the University of Durham, England and an MSc in mathematical modelling from Edinburgh University, Scotland. He holds a diploma in technical analysis from the Society of Technical Analysts.
Surj Bahra - Lead Trainer in Mindfulness @ Work
Surj has fifteen years of executive experience from a career in banking at Forward Trust Group, HSBC and Tokyo-Mitsubishi International, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and is appreciative and sensitive to corporate challenges. She has conducted workshops in professional presence for personnel from various firms including HSBC, SparksAsia and has conducted workshops for various groups including the German Institute HK and Linklaters.
Her specialties are coaching individuals and teams through formal facilitation, personal branding and corporate workshops in appearance, behaviour and communication skills. Her qualifications are working towards an Associate Certified Coach qualification with the ICF (International Coach Federation), Certified CBMT (Corp- Based Mindfulness Training) Facilitator, Certified Genos Emotional Intelligence practitioner, University of the West of England: Postgraduate Master’s Level, Bristol Business School: Advanced Business Executive Coach.