Pro-Biz Player Bios

 

Ali Mortazavi is Chief Executive Officer of Silence Therapeutics and has held this position since 2013.

 

Ali Mortazavi  

Ali joined Silence in 2012 and previously served as Director of Corporate Strategy. He has extensive expertise in small UK companies, particularly in biotechnology investment and ventures, and has over 17 years’ experience in financial markets.

 

 

In 2001, he co-founded Evolution and headed the Group’s principal trading division.

 

Ali is an International Master of chess and has written numerous books and publications on chess openings and strategies.

 


 

Demis Hassabis is co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, a neuroscience-inspired AI company which develops general-purpose learning algorithms and uses them to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

 

 
 
   

A child chess prodigy, Demis coded the classic game Theme Park aged 17. After graduating from Cambridge University, he founded videogames company Elixir Studios and completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at University College London. Science declared his research one of 2007’s top breakthroughs.

 

He is a five-time World Games Champion, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and recipient of the Royal Society’s Mullard Award and the Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal. In 2017 he featured in the Time 100 list of most influential people.

 


 

Lee Green  
 

Lee Green is Managing Director at KMI Consultants.

 

 

Interests: Sports including Tennis, Skiing,

Chess and Yachting

 

Family: Married with 4 children

 

Weakness: Cars ... and supporting West Ham!

 


 

Rajko Vukatovic works as a model risk consultant, doing something to do with maths.

 

 
 

He won the 2014 Pro-Biz trophy partnering grandmaster Anish Giri, and enjoys playing chess in unusual settings and has played in a 120-strong tournament held on a moving Czech train whilst it wound around Europe for 5 days.  

 

Rajko also won gold medals at the 2016 and 2017 World Diving-Chess championship, which sees enthusiasts playing chess underwater, with the thinking time for each move limited by how long they can hold their breath!

 


 

 

 

Justin Baptie is Managing Director of Insight Strategic Associates a firm of accountants dealing with the SME and HNW market. He is also MD of Savills Catering, a specialist contract catering company for schools and care homes.

 

 

Justin is also Co-Owner of Quick Insulation an Online based business designed to provide a quick and easy way to order insulation products and accessories. He likes to invest in SEIS companies where his experience can hopefully help the founders.

 

Occasionally tries (and fails) to recapture the golfing abilities of his youth and hopes he can remember how to move the pieces when playing chess. Married with two beautiful daughters.

 

 


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