Sheikh Mohammed Irfan

 

ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Sheikh Mohammed Irfan is a solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 11 years of success across the venture capital, education, government, and IT industries. Leveraging extensive experience with growth hacking and investments for startups, he is a valuable advisor for an organization going through expansion. His broad areas of expertise include startups, leadership management, talent management, digital transformation, investments, fintech blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity.

 Throughout his executive career, Sheikh has held leadership positions with Bloccelerate VC- A blockchain focused $50M venture fund, EBG Capital- A Greece focused $100M debt fund, Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives- Harvard based Asian think-tank, and Irfan Consultancy- A technology solution focused consulting firm.

2018

Managing Partner/Board Of Directors - Bloccelerate

Bloccelerate VC

  • Established ten government partnerships and helped to develop a digital strategy with blockchain and draft policies
  • Assisted in raising $50M
  • Developed research strategies in-house and for several academic institutions

2017

Board of Directors - Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka Tribune

2016 - 2018

Country Director - Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives

Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives

  • Engaged and worked with 25 governments all over Asia to build digital strategy, policy and deliver training modules
  • Lead 200 graduates from Harvard, MIT, Fletcher School and engaged across Asia

2011

Board of Directors, Managing Director - Sheikh Mohammed Irfan Consultancy

Sheikh Mohammed Irfan Consultancy

  • Managed over 45 projects of which six are mega projects of over $5B
  • Overseeing a multibillion-dollar digital transformation project in Azerbaijan, including high tech, security, infrastructure, and energy

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Start-Ups

Investment

Growth Hacking

Digital Transformation

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project