Faisal is a member of the executive team that led the demerger of Gocompare from esure and subsequent flotation in November 2016 and is currently the Chief Strategy and Investment Officer. He was previously a Venture Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Octopus Ventures. He is an executive in the digital media and ecommerce space with almost 20 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, advisor and general manager with experience at every stage from founder, to hyper-growth and massively scaled.
He has successfully led and scaled mobile and internet companies across Europe, Asia and the USA. Faisal is most widely recognised for his success leading inflection points for Spotify, Kayak and Skype, and more recently for his work leading digital transformation of private equity backed corporates including Deezer, Travelocity, HMV, Lastminute.com, OLX and ProSiebenSat1 at Alvarez & Marsal.
Faisal started his career in wireless and Internet consulting at Arthur Andersen and was a member of Cluster Consulting, which was acquired by Diamond Technology Partners for $930 million in 2000. He graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences. He also holds an MBA from IESE in Spain.