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Zoyo Group

Bleeding edge disruptive information technologies are our thing

About Us

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The Zoyo Group is a privately owned assemblage of British fintech companies, formed by ex-market professionals and technology experts. We are currently researching bleeding-edge, convergent, disruptive information and satellite-based technologies to shake up areas of the mobile Fintech market.   To this end we are looking to establish partnerships with world-leading universities at our Technology Hub in London Victoria. 

  

  • Zoyo Technology is our software development house and IP generator
  • Zoyo Research is our tech incubator, partnering with world-leading universities
  • Zoyo Securities will help to facilitate our in-house trading activity and finance partnerships
  • Zoyo Capital performs head office, finance and support functions for the Zoyo Group 

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Careers

AWS devops engineer / system administrator

  • Experienced      AWS system administrator, Strong background in Linux/Unix and system      administration 5 year's minimum experience as a Developer/SysAdmin
  • Setup  AWS security systems for dev, qa, prod environments
  • Linux  (bash , shell, python), Strong administration skills in Linux (RHEL)  
  • Containerisation      - Docker, Docker images and usage in CI/CD and cloud environments     

Application, please send CV to careers@zoyoglobal.com 

Senior Telco Satellite Engineer

  •  Experience      with TCP/IP internetworking, static, dynamic and multicast routing, layer-2  switching, VLAN configuration, and designing and troubleshooting IP networks
  • Experience      with VoIP, IPSec, VPN, TCP spoofing, and QOS. The ability to capture and      analyze IP packets using tools like Ethereal or tcpdump.
  • Knowledge of RF/ Satellite communications with experience in Link Budget calculation, RF design, Teleport design, interacting with Satellite operators, antenna install and commissioning. Should understand link design and use of most optimum error correction, and modulation techniques for achieving desired design specifications 

Chair (Non-Exec)

Our Business plan necessitates us having a big-hitting, high-profile individual in the position of Chair of the Zoyo Group of Companies.  

The successful applicant will be instrumental in helping us execute our business plan.  The Chairman will need to be cleared by Companies House and/or related authorities and regulators. The Chairman’s role is part time, we require them to fulfill the following commitments: 


  • Attend sufficient meetings with a range of major shareholders to listen to their views in order to help develop a balanced understanding of the issues and concerns of a major shareholder
  • The  Chair would also need to act as a figurehead for our technology research arm and tech incubator 
  • The  Chair will also have a public profile and the necessary connections to help marketing and business development

 Application, please send CV to careers@zoyoglobal.com  

Our People

Ivy Wang

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Director and Founder 

Combining an extensive Corporate Finance background with a natural entrepreneurial flair. Ivy is highly numerate and has worked with a wide variety of clients across the globe.  Her technical expertise covers M&A, investor relations, venture capital and compliance.  She recently gained an Institute of Directors’ Certificate in Company Direction and has 10 year’s experience in the City where she has worked in a variety of boutique Investment banks

David Powell

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CTO and Founder

A hands-on systems developer with strong technical proficiency in process re-engineering, complex systems modelling, systems architecture, trading platform development, process mapping, and project/programme management. Specialist knowledge relational database design, project and programme governance, MI Systems, process automation and finance change.  David has 18 year’s experience in financial services and has a proven track record in the timely delivery of complex projects. Previously worked for Barclays, HSBC and BP

Satish Bhatia

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Chief Architect  

An Integration Architect and Tech team Lead with over 18 years hands-on experience in consulting, design, architecture & implementing complex projects at tier 1 global banks. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science and past experience includes projects on Big Data, clustered data grids & cloud application engineering. Satish has front office experience interacting with traders/strats/product controllers in Securities Lending and repo P&L calculation, Global real time Inventory and position keeping & reporting, Energy Trading - trade/order capture processes, multiple CRM integration projects, core server side java applications, multi-threaded high-volume low-latency asynchronous real-time applications. He has previously mentored global teams at J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Goldman Sachs 

Nelida Lifac

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Head of Compliance  

Nelida has over 25 years regulatory experience from senior roles at firms such as Goldman Sachs, UBS and Bear Stearns, and as an independent consultant to investment banks and asset management operations, where she has had a number of interim Head of Compliance/MLRO roles.  She has led a number of large scale remediations to raise control standards (including reviews of Anti Money Laundering, suitability and alleged mis-selling reviews) and implemented new regulatory requirements. Nelida read Law at King’s College, Cambridge and was called to the Bar in 1992

Thomas Brennan

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Legal Counsel 

Called to the bar in 2002, Thomas is a barrister with expertise in Data Protection, Consumer Credit, Consumer Protection, and aspects of European and Regulatory law. Thomas’ practice involves regular scrutiny of complex deeds, assignments, and regulatory guidance from the FCA. Thomas has previously been a Parliamentary advisor and is a Trustee of the Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society (Sedos). Thomas is proactive when it comes to problem-solving; examples include fixing a regulatory loophole by drafting and promoting the policy behind Schedule 7 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Liu Yu Xing (Terry)

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Founder, Director, Head of China Region 

 Terry has over 10-year experience in the finance industry in China. As a strategic planning consultant, Terry has helped over 10 companies listing on stock exchanges in China, HK, and UK. Terry has connections with China based financial services companies, enterprises, HNWIs, and media. He is responsible for the group’s business relationship in China 

Paul Hammond

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Principal AWS Architect 

Paul is a professional level AWS certified Infrastructure Solution Architect with extensive experience of delivering complex, globally distributed solutions encompassing AWS Public Cloud, virtualised and traditional technologies.  Utilising skills and experience built during a successful career in senior Unix/Linux operations, technical project management, infrastructure and Public Cloud solution design roles over 20+ years to help end-clients achieve their goals. Bringing a host of IB experience from Credit Suisse, UBS, CitiGroup and Merrill Lynch  

Dr. Julia Jing

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Satellite Geopositioning Consultant 

Julia is a key advisor in setting the agenda for our partnership(s) with academia.  Julia has a PhD in Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy from the University of Nottingham where she is currently a Research Fellow in the field of navigation and positioning solutions and sensor integration for collaborative positioning and navigation solutions using GNSS, IMU, wireless communication signals, and LiDAR data  

Dr. Nicole Dunlop

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Senior BA/Project Manager 

Nicole started her career as a developer with Accenture Consulting in Australia where she also obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  She then moved to London and entered the investment banking and asset management industry where she has worked for the past 15 years delivering full end-to-end cash equity and derivative trading systems for Barclays Capital in South Africa and the highly regulated Asian markets of Hong Kong, India, Korea and Taiwan. She also has extensive exposure to complex global Regulatory projects for Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Barclays 

Dr Deeph Chana

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 CEO Zoyo Research 

Deeph has extensive experience of developing innovative enterprise technologies with SMEs and large companies. He has led R&D activities in academia, industry and government and is currently a Professor at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London and Deputy Director of the College’s Institute for Security Science and Technology. He co-founded Imperial’s cyber-security Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems and is currently involved in several commercial technology projects in the UK and abroad. 

Deeph previously worked for the UK Government advising on national security and served as chairman on international technology policy committees.

He holds MSci and PhD degrees in Physics from King’s College London 

Philip Walsh

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Operations Manager

Philip is an experienced corporate finance, operations and compliance professional.  Since he started his career with Bovill in 2003 Philip has – in addition to advising on various corporate finance transactions (capital markets and M&A) has front, middle and back office experience and worked as a regulatory consultant (at Norton Rose and ACA Compliance) advising on, and establishing, authorised firms’ compliance, governance and operational arrangements.  Most recently Philip was Head of Compliance at Algebris Investments, a global asset management firm.  Philip’s expertise and knowledge enable him to apply complex regulatory obligations in a commercial and practical, but regulatorily sound, manner.  

Outside of work, through Philip is the Chairman of the Pacific Islands Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Candy Kuit

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Group Management Accountant

Candy is an ACA qualified accountant with strong Finance Systems integration and development experience including MS Dynamics AX, Exchequer, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Planning, Oracle CDB, Open Accounts, Sage, advanced MS Excel. She has experience designing and implementing robust financial controls, with specific expertise in Consolidation, management and system accounting, financial control and GL Ledger implementation.  Holds a BSc.in Accounting and Finance from Southampton University

Janice Ming

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Senior Java Developer

An adaptable Java developer with over 15 years experience in top-tier global investment banks and financial institutions, primarily within Market Risk and Credit Risk.  

Specific experience in technical phases of the software development lifecycle including; Realtime Price Ticking, Trade Autodealers, Stressed Period Determination, VaR reporting, Counterparty Credit Risk. 

She has experience in Core Java, J2EE, Java Swing, Hibernate, Spring, RMI, JDBC, JSP, Java Servlet, Apache Tomcat and Sybase IQ. Janice has previously worked at Commerzbank / Dresdner Kleinwort, Barclays and CMC Markets

Gunhan Sancar

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Lead Mobile Engineer 

  Gunhan is a highly skilled mobile application developer with deep expertise of full stack native mobile development over approximately 10 years. He has a special interest in mobile security (including advanced facial and fingerprint authentication) and secure application development through cryptography. His mobile development experience spans several international financial institutions including the Turkish Economy Bank (a BNP Paribas Partner) and Barclaycard in London. Gunhan has a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Koc University in Turkey where he received several academic excellence awards.


David Griffiths

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BA/Project Manager

David brings 13 years’ of front office development and project management experience at top-tier global financial institutions. He started his career at UBS Global Asset Management as a front office analyst developer gaining exposure to equities, fixed income, FX, and the full development lifecycle. His final years in the industry saw him return to UBS and run the global development team for their in-house FX Order Management system.

Specialist knowledge includes SCRUM and agile software development methodologies, order management and trading, and relational database design.

David holds a Masters of Mathematics degree (MMath) from Exeter University 

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Zoyo Group

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