Ajay Chowdhury

Ajay has a track record of outstanding success in expanding businesses globally, serving on numerous influential boards, raising funds, and orchestrating strategic company acquisitions. He's been recognised for his contributions to the tech industry and authoring children's novels and a detective thriller.

C: £5K - £10K

Ajay has achieved remarkable success in spearheading global business expansions across key markets such as North America, the UK, Europe, Israel, China, and India. His illustrious career is adorned with extensive leadership and advisory roles as Chairman and Non-Executive Director, spanning both private and public enterprises as well as arts-related organisations.

Throughout his professional journey, Ajay has lent his expertise to prestigious organisations such as Shazam, Seatwave, ComQi, Lionhead, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council London, Historic Royal Palaces, Virtual Internet (LSE), RADA, and FairFX (LSE-AIM), among others. Currently, he serves as the Chair of Cambridge Enterprise.

Ajay's impact extends beyond corporate governance, as he has successfully orchestrated funding endeavours for multiple companies and played pivotal roles in strategic acquisitions, including the notable transactions of Seatwave to Ticketmaster, Lionhead to Microsoft, Shazam to Apple, and Virtual Internet plc to Register.com.

In addition to his impressive business achievements, Ajay has been recognised as one of the Asian Power 100, an exclusive list featuring the most influential and powerful Asians in the UK. He also holds the distinction of being among the 30 pioneers in Asian tech. His prowess in dealmaking was further acknowledged when he received the Dealmaker of the Year 2015 award from M&A Magazine for the Seatwave sale to Ticketmaster. Ajay has consistently shone as one of the Top 100 Asian tech stars and was honored as one of the Sunday Times' top 100 BAME business leaders in the UK in 2016.

Beyond his professional accolades, Ajay is a respected authority on tech matters, frequently sharing his insights through media appearances at conferences, as well as in prominent publications such as the BBC, Telegraph, Financial Times, and The Guardian.

Diversifying his creative talents, Ajay has also made his mark in the literary world. In 2016, Penguin published his first children's novel, and in May 2021, his detective thriller, "The Waiter," was released by Harvill Secker.

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